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Old 03-29-2015, 05:34 PM   #11
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There is nothing wrong with your Cedar Creek, the switch must be in the on position for the slides to operate. The slideouts require a strong 12 volt source to operate the slideouts, the converter alone doesn't provide enough 12 volt power.
Hummm, mine work just fine when hooked to 110/120v with the battery disconnected.
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:45 PM   #12
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Hummm, mine work just fine when hooked to 110/120v with the battery disconnected.
Does your Chaparrel have a hydraulic slideout or electric? Is your Chaparrel hard wired to the battery? Not all fifth wheel brandss are built the same. Even so, changes are made to these units from year to year. Regardless, a strong 12 volt source is required to operate the slideout of a Cedar Creek. If the hydraulic slideout operates with the switch in the off position then it is probably hard wired to the battery.
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I'm with Bob on the issue of operating the slides on the converter alone with the disconnect switch off (no battery power to RV). The hydraulic pump pulls a boatload of amps (40+ amps) especially in cold weather. Trying to rely solely on what DC power the converter can put out to open and close the slides is an unwise practice. Other than long term storage, why turn the disconnect off anyways? Like said, perhaps the pump is wired around the disconnect like the propane detector is.
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The unit was in long term storage (winterized). No worries as we'll be there on Friday to open it up for the season.

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Old 04-07-2015, 03:42 PM   #15
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DUCKOGRAM is probably right but this is another example of a misleading placard. Does it reference the disconnect or the battery? I would check for power inside, lights etc. (not hooked to shore power) for each position. Just a thought.
It references both?

off = no power
on = power

Seems pretty clear to me.
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How can it reference both. If the disconnect is on there is no power. If the power is on there is no disconnect. Ambiguous at best.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:56 PM   #17
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If the disconnect is on? That's like asking if the writing on a light switch is referencing the switch or the light.

You're over-thinking it IMO.
off = no power
on = power
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How can it reference both. If the disconnect is on there is no power. If the power is on there is no disconnect. Ambiguous at best.
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If the disconnect is on? That's like asking if the writing on a light switch is referencing the switch or the light.

You're over-thinking it IMO.
off = no power
on = power
X2 too.
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DUCKOGRAM is probably right but this is another example of a misleading placard. Does it reference the disconnect or the battery? I would check for power inside, lights etc. (not hooked to shore power) for each position. Just a thought.
Nice going, a simple little on/off switch and now you went and confused us all to witch we now have to think...........damn. Oh wait I don't have one. (just joking)
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