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Old 08-02-2015, 08:18 PM   #11
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Mine had the switch go bad and it was only a few months old they put it where the rear wheel would throw water and road dirt right on it took a old folgers coffe plastic jar they are a square shape cut a hole the size of the switch and mounted it and silicone it to the side with the round opening down the screw cap can be used for access. so far no more problems. Just remembered that mine also had a fuse by the motor at the wire connection.


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Old 08-02-2015, 09:23 PM   #12
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There are 2 switches.... One for each side and neither are working????

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Old 08-03-2015, 10:23 AM   #13
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One of mine would not go down. I used a socket wrench to manually lower it a few inches. Then it worked okay. I am now careful to not retract it too far.

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Old 08-03-2015, 10:33 AM   #14
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Can you confirm there is power at the switch?
In other words, if you were to press the EXTEND or RETRACT button, does the motor try to make any noise?
If no noise, you will have to take the screws that hold the switch to the wall, and with a multimeter, check to see if power is getting to the switch.
If no power, go to the fuse box(probably near/with the converter) and figure out if the fuses are good.
Don't trust the red lights on the fuse box that show shorted fuses. Take them out and visually check them.

Let me ask, is there anything else in the camper that doesn't work(electrically), like the refridge, AC, outlets...?

Is the coach battery fully charged?
Is there a battery disconnect turned on?

Check the 2 reverse polarity fuses(big usually orange says 40 on them).

If all these things check ok, I'd look at a bad switch then.
BUT, I highly doubt that 2 switches went bad at the same time.

With my foot remedy, I actually kinda stomped it while pressing the button.

Go do these checks and get back with us.
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:56 PM   #15
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On our last trip we have had the same problem on our Salem Hemishere 263RL. Rear works just fine but the front will not retract. Pulled into a small local RV repair shop and he check ours out quickly. Bad switch. Trip into the dealer next week to replace under warranty as well a recall on our hubs.😔

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