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Old 02-02-2016, 03:41 PM   #1
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Help with slides.....

I have an 03 30RLBS that has been a flawless trailer. Still is really. But, recently started acting a little weird when retracting the slides. In this unit, I have a master on/off for the slides, plus the actual extend/retract button. When retracting, sometimes they will stop, as if you let off the button. If you turn the master slide on/off off, then right back on, you can continue to bring the slides in. Sometimes you may have to do that two or three times to get the bedroom and living slide in. It hasn't happened while extending the slides. Any ideas?

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Old 02-02-2016, 06:04 PM   #2
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I would have to wonder if the motor (s) are thermally protected and are having a hard time pulling the slide back in. Is the battery voltage good?

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Old 02-02-2016, 06:24 PM   #3
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Possibly an auto-resettable breaker is kicking out. This may be because of low battery voltage, bad connection, and/or faulty breaker.
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:33 PM   #4
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I used to own a Road Warrior toy hauler and had the very same problem, I changed the auto reset fuse and that solved the problem, the fuses get weak after they are used a bit I guess. About $5.00 at any trailer repair place.

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Old 02-02-2016, 06:51 PM   #5
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Thanks for the heads up guys. I did some looking in older threads about this issue. One in particular made mention about his unit having this issue when it was really cold, mainly because the hydraulic fluid was thick. It just so happened that it was near freezing when mine showed these symptoms. But I'm not opposed to replacing the fuse, just for peace of mind. Thanks again......
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:09 AM   #6
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I would also check the on/off switch since fiddling with it help. For what it's worth, I tripped a breaker on mine when leaving Arkansas on a very cold January morning. This breaker has the push button and I had to depress it to complete retracting slides and leveling system.

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Old 02-04-2016, 01:52 PM   #7
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Might I suggest replacing a quart of your hydraulic fluid with a anti-stiction fluid such as Cat 1U-9891. And if by chance you have hydraulic landing gear Lippert has a TSB out to add this if you have any popping or clicking in these jacks. The additive reduces friction and helps with seals. It has improved our slide and leveling jacks movement tremendously.

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