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Old 01-31-2016, 11:42 AM   #11
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Welcome to the forum.
Winter is a great time to sit down and read your owner's manuals. Grab a large-ring binder, punch holes in the various manuals and put them in the binder. Go through the trailer, locate all the appliances, write down the make/model/serial # of each, record them in the binder. Make a spec sheet for your trailer including actual height, width and length (with/wo tow vehicle), put that in the binder.
When you've finished that project, go to your computer and armed with your appliance list, visit each manufacturer's website and book mark it in "Favorites."
Now you have a data base to get answers to most of your questions. You also have the info necessary to include in any posts should you need assistance from the helpful folks here.
Great suggestion!

I would also add if you have an iPad that most all mfgs these days have downloadable PDF files. Download them to iBooks on your iPad and create a file for your Rockwood. I do that for my Silverback, F250, Grady White and misc things around the house. That way when my RV is in storage I can still look up info about it without the physical manuals.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:13 PM   #12
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I've owned my Rockwood for only three weeks and must have missed
Something in the walk through at purchase. The slides work well when Plugged into shore power but won't work when connected to the tow vehicle.
Have I missed a switch? I'm sure I've seen them work on batteries and those are full charge.
When not connected to shore power or tow vehicle do the slides work? If so that rules out a low battery. If it does work then I would think it would be something funky with the tow vehicle connection. If it still doesn't work, then I would think the battery disconnect switch or low batteries. This is all based on my very little experience on my first camper with slides.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:25 PM   #13
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When not connected to shore power or tow vehicle do the slides work? If so that rules out a low battery. If it does work then I would think it would be something funky with the tow vehicle connection. If it still doesn't work, then I would think the battery disconnect switch or low batteries. This is all based on my very little experience on my first camper with slides.
Why does that rule out a low battery? When on shore power battery is being charged by converter and there is 12 volt power being supplied to the RV components by it. Tow vehicle should have nothing to do with it. The slides should work if RV is free standing ( no shore power, no tv hooked up)

Do the lights work with no shore power? If yes, not a battery disconnect switch. Typically the slides are not connected thru the disconnect switch at least that is how it is on my Silverback.

Now I do remember on the Rockwood I owned there was a fuse between the battery and the slide that was mounted on the tongue close to the front of the RV. Check between battery and front of the unit for this fuse.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:29 PM   #14
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Here is a link to this issue on another forum about fuse..

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: New Rockwood Roo 23SS ... slide won't open
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:33 PM   #15
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I wonder if it is as simple as the slides are preventing from working when the tow vehicle is supplying 12 v to the TT. On a class A you cannot run the electric slides when the key is turned on. Safety feature.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:47 PM   #16
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Why does that rule out a low battery? When on shore power battery is being charged by converter and there is 12 volt power being supplied to the RV components by it. Tow vehicle should have nothing to do with it. The slides should work if RV is free standing ( no shore power, no tv hooked up)
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That was my point, if it can open on battery only that rules out the battery, does it not?
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We have an 8329ss Rockwood and at the entry is a small handle that you push to shut off the battery. It is not on the panel but down near the floor. Look for that.
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Make sure battery connections are clean and tight. Also there may be a fuse or circuit breaker that feeds the slides direct from battery.
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:24 PM   #19
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Disconnect from shore power. Use voltmeter connected across + & - on battery. Try to operate slides & see what voltage goes to at the same time slide switch is being depressed. If voltage drops a lot, bad battery. If voltage does not drop, problem elsewhere.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:04 PM   #20
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It has to do with the battery disconnect switch. It needs to be pulled out (ours is a pull push switch). Our wardrobe slide will not work if disconnect switch is in the "in" position.
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