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Old 08-20-2013, 08:30 PM   #1
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Slide out fuse blowing

Had our trailer for about 3 years and on the last 2 trips when we pull the slide in it blows the fuse, it brings the slide all the way in and then goes out. Any thoughts on what could be causing this? It goes out no problems.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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Had our trailer for about 3 years and on the last 2 trips when we pull the slide in it blows the fuse, it brings the slide all the way in and then goes out. Any thoughts on what could be causing this? It goes out no problems.
Have you lubed the operating mechanism gears, shafts etc? Also lube the slide guides? Do not use grease or oil, use a "dry lube" silicon, lithium or graphite based lube. The former will attract dust and dirt and make things gummed up. In direction takes more power, resistance makes it worse.
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We lubed both about 3 months ago. We camp alot should we lube more often?
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Is the clutch disengaging on the slideout drive or does the fuse blown before that happens?

With the slideout all the way in, is the stop bell on the slide travel adjustment tight to the camper frame?

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Sorry we are not mechanically inclined si don't quite understand your question.
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Do not know what stop bell is and we dont think the clutch disengages? When slide comes in at end it makes a ratcheting sound and the fuse blows before that sound when we change fuse and push in button the slide makes rhe ratcheting sound.
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The ratcheting sound you hear is the slide drive with the clutch disengaged. Are you hearing that sound now when the slide is brought in or is the fuse blowing before that happens?

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Fuse blows before that sound when we change fuse and hit the button again it makes the racheting sound but does not move cause it has already made it in before blowing.
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Here are a few items to check on.

How are your batteries? If the batteries are low (either because of age or discharge), the amperage goes up and so causes more heat. Fuses can be tripped when the load increases due to higher amperage use.

Also, check to make sure you have the right size fuse for your slideout.

How is your wiring? The TT is 3 years old so I recommend you check the battery wiring connections, especially on the ground side. Check the wiring for the slide under the TT to make sure nothing is rubbing and that there are no pinched wires (in your case, pinched when the slideout is closed).

If not electrical, than its mechanical. Possibly the motor is working too hard due to binding somewhere in the system.
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Overtravel? How bout a slo blow fuse with short time actuation, Radio Shack. Multiple fuse failure not a good syndrome either.
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