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Old 03-23-2018, 04:23 PM   #1
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Slideouts dead. Help!

I have a 2015 Forest River 328RES. All 3 slideouts have quit working. No movement, no noise, no nothing. I'm connected to shore power and everything else appears to work. Where do I start to look to get them working again?

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Old 03-23-2018, 04:43 PM   #2
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Check your 12 volt house battery. If it's dead or low charge, slides won't work, even if plugged onto shore power.
Slide motors are 12 volt, and draw a lot of power when operated. If batteries are dead, slides will not work.

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Old 03-23-2018, 04:51 PM   #3
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Two questions to help clarify:
1. Do the slideouts operate off of one or multiple switches?
2. If multiple, were more than one slide out being operated at the same time?

With no noise or indication of power, check your fuses on the DC side. It's likely a blown fuse that needs to be replaced. I stocked up and carry about 25 of them for our trailer...just in case.

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Old 03-23-2018, 05:29 PM   #4
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That did it. Thank you. I had pushed in the switch to disconnect the batteries. Once I pulled it out the slideouts worked again. While my ignorance about such things I have learned to take for granted, what amazes me is I haven't inadvertently stumbled into this predicament previously in the years I've been dragging this beast around. Thanks again.
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