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Old 06-11-2014, 05:05 PM   #1
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Slide Out

Hi, we have a Rockwood Mini Lite 2507 with the slide out kitchen area. I have noticed that it will only operate when the trailer is plugged into electrical outlet. Is this normal??? Is it supposed to work on 12 v??

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Old 06-11-2014, 05:10 PM   #2
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Ours work off a 12v hydraulic pump. I always plug it in before moving the slides to get the power from the converter rather than from the batteries alone. Yours may be using a 110v motor and no hydraulics. Just guessing.

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Old 06-11-2014, 07:34 PM   #3
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It should work off battery. Does your inside lights work when not plug into shore power?
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:36 PM   #4
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Fonzie, yes they do.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:32 AM   #5
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First we need to know whether your slide operation system is electric or hydraulic. As "fonzie" stated--the slide should operate using only battery power, whether electric or hydraulic. "tsattwoo" states that his/her lights work on battery only, but--the battery may have enough power to operate the lights (probably for a short time) but not enough power to operate a high current draw such as a slide unit. After having to replace my deep cycle battery twice within twelve months I found out that the inverter/charging system was burning my batteries up. Even though the paperwork with my new inverter stated that it had a battery monitor system built in and would not allow a battery to overcharge--yeah, right. I put a battery disconnect on my unit and try hard to remember to disconnect my battery when the unit is parked at home. So "tsattwoo" your battery may have enough power to operate the lights, but for how long? And your battery may be just weak enough that it will not operate the slide.
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Old 06-13-2014, 04:18 PM   #6
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Thanks guys for helping me, I figured it out. I pulled the battery disconnect switch out, unplugged the trailer and the slide moves in and out on battery. Push the disconnect switch in and it will only work when plugged in.

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