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Old 05-26-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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Slide Out Fuses Blown??????

I have a Rockwood 8281WS Ultralite fifth wheel and using the slide outs today they quit. Everything other electrical switch works except the slide out switches. I am assuming the fuse is blown but where in the world is it located?????? I checked all the fuses beneath the fridge and they are all good. I also looked around the battery area but could not see a fuse anywhere. If anybody knows where it is located would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:58 AM   #2
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Cmd951,

Just had this happen to me on my Roo. look under front of unit under area where frame goes under body form tongue. Look for a green in line fuse (30 amp) near a metal junction box. That's the fuse that's blown.
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Look just-------------

Look just behind the battery box, follow the red cable from the battery. There should be two circuit breakers just behind the battery box. Feel around the breakers for the small reset button.

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It will look something like one of these. The first two pics are resettable breakers. The third is a pic of a 30amp fuse...
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It will look something like one of these. The first two pics are resettable breakers. The third is a pic of a 30amp fuse...
The two circuit breakers that you've pictured are the self-resetting type. They operate with a bi-metal reed that returns to the ON position when it cools down after tripping.

There are manually reset breakers that appear very similar, but they normally have a button between the two posts that must be pushed to reset them.

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Not sure if related but last fall my wardrobe slide stopped working. Everything else was fine. Dealer spent 3 hours looking until I told them to try finding the fuse behind the fuse box (thanks to herk). Bingo. Thats where it was.
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Not sure if related but last fall my wardrobe slide stopped working. Everything else was fine. Dealer spent 3 hours looking until I told them to try finding the fuse behind the fuse box (thanks to herk). Bingo. Thats where it was.
Hope they did not charge 3 hours for "troubleshooting"
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Which fuse--------------

Which fuse box are you referring to Herk?
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On my flagstaff my slide out fuse was inside the central "household" electrical box just under the trailer.
In your case up by the pin box.

But I'm with triguy look real close in the battery area.


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Gotcha-------------

OK, you refreshed my memory. I know about the ele box in the pin box and the resettable breaker right next to the box.
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The two circuit breakers that you've pictured are the self-resetting type. They operate with a bi-metal reed that returns to the ON position when it cools down after tripping.

There are manually reset breakers that appear very similar, but they normally have a button between the two posts that must be pushed to reset them.

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Thanks for explaining how the auto-reset ones work.

Actually the first one has a manual reset button. If I am not mistaken, I believe its a Seadog circuit breaker (often used on boats because they're splash proof, which makes them good for the underside of an RV, too).

See the little button on the side that is a manual reset button? Check out their site... http://www.sea-dog.com/groups/1932-r...ircuit-breaker
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For me they slide out the whole fuse control panel and its behind that. The dealer felt dumb not knowing or callinf forest river so only charged me $50 for the job including the fuse change. The tech undid the under belly, went through every storage compartment and even drilled a small hole to use a scope in the cupboard under the TV ??
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George,
Thanks for explaining how the auto-reset ones work.

Actually the first one has a manual reset button. If I am not mistaken, I believe its a Seadog circuit breaker (often used on boats because they're splash proof, which makes them good for the underside of an RV, too).

See the little button on the side that is a manual reset button? Check out their site... Sea-Dog : Quality Marine, Industrial and Rigging Hardware
Well, as usual, learned something else here on the forum.

I've never seen (or noticed) the ones with the button on the side. Checked out the site you linked.

Thanks for the education. At my age I need to keep adding to my education to make up for all the stuff I can't remember. LOL

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I'm with you there.

I had been researching these awhile ago in my own search for a little more knowledge. I thought there were only two types, but there is a third one as well.

In case anyone is interested...

Bussman DC Circuit Breakers

Available in type 1 auto reset, type 2 modified reset, and type 3 manual reset. How do you select the right circuit breaker for your needs? Type 1 circuit breakers automatically reset - After the circuit breaker trips, it will automatically reset itself, or cycle. If the overload or short still exists, the breaker will re-trip. Type 2 circuit breakers stay tripped until the power source is removed, usually by turning a switch off. Once power is removed, the breaker will reset. Type 3 circuit breakers will remain tripped until you manually reset them by pushing a button on the side of the breaker.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:10 PM   #16
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I have 2012 Flagstaff, 28' 5th wheel, rear kitchen. Pulled into the campground and everything worked fine. Leaving 4 days later, the wardrobe slide and landing gear would not work. Had to hand crank them to hookup and leave.

Any suggestions. Checked the breakers and fuses. Looked by the battery for any other fuses and found none.
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there's got to be a fuse somewhere, probably common to both slide and jacks.

FR is clever at hiding them...
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so what is the magic number to FR to get the right answers for your particular unit? I'm 500 miles from home and the slide just gave out. no reset at the battery. No breaker blown at the panel. Worked fine and out of nowhere ..help
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:03 PM   #19
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Do you know what the circuit breakers look like? I thought I did, but it turned out the thing I was looking at WAS a circuit breaker and I thought it was some kind of junction for relaying the power. I skipped over it and kept looking for an "obvious" circuit breaker.

Let me know how it turns out.
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found power coming straight off the battery running under the undercarriage. had its own fuse that got soaked driving in the rain replaced it all fixed
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