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Old 11-15-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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Slide won't work

We have an '05 8283SS and when we tried to put out the slide nothing happened. It doesn't have any power at the switch. The fuses were checked twice and all are okay. Is there an inline fuse somewhere? It worked fine two weeks ago on our last trip. Thanks
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:56 PM   #2
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Ok, this is the part where you have to be the hands, eyes, ears, and whatever else we ask you here. How do you know you don't have power at the switch? Did you verify this with a voltmeter, or a test light? Or is this just a guess? We can help you here, but you can't fix it without a few tools, and please don't guess. If there's no power at the switch, it has to come from somewhere. Which fuses were checked, and how where they checked? A visual check of fuses will not always reveal a bad fuse. Take your meter or test light, and with the ground probe properly grounded, check for voltage at all contacts of the switch. If there is none, then check for voltage on both ends of the fuses. If there is none, check the battery. Report back what you found, and make sure you have the right fuses. I don't have your model trailer, so I can't help with fuse location, hope somebody will chime in.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:33 AM   #3
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We used a volt meter to check the switch. The guy helping me works for a major grocery chain maintaining their refrigeration and freezers including the electrical. The slide is the only thing not working; we tried every light in the trailer with the 110v off. We also pulled and reseated each fuse. In addition there is a light at each fuse location that came on when the fuse was pulled, so I can assume it would light if the fuse was bad. Does anyone know if there is an inline fuse in the slide circuit also?
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There is an inline fuse under the frame, close to the tongue. Follow the wires from the battery back and you will find it.

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Old 11-16-2009, 08:59 AM   #5
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We have an '05 8283SS and when we tried to put out the slide nothing happened. It doesn't have any power at the switch. The fuses were checked twice and all are okay. Is there an inline fuse somewhere? It worked fine two weeks ago on our last trip. Thanks
I don't know if the Rockwood uses the same thing or not. But one of our slides did not come in on our Georgetown motor home. The dealer reset a circut breaker near the fuse box and it worked. it was caused by low battery voltage
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:23 AM   #6
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Now you have a couple more suggestions. Most of the in-line fuses will be encased in a green plastic box, with a snap shut lid. You'll have to open the lid to get fuse access. The fuses you were checking with the light beside them are the power panel for the trailer, and are in most newer trailers. Slides are not on all trailers, therefore they just use an in-line fuse somewhere, many times very inconvenient. If it were mine, I would look at changing the fuses to circuit breakers. They would have to be a special 12 volt automotive type, and weather proof. Camping world sells some various sizes, and may be available by order from auto supply stores. Good luck in your search. (While you have a voltmeter, check the battery voltage with every light on in the trailer. If it's below 11 volts, doubt you have enough voltage to run the slide. Make sure and turn the lights off before you try to operate the slide.)
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:47 PM   #7
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Just like Midnightpumpkin said, check the left side A-frame of the tongue. Should be a inline fuse in green case.
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:26 PM   #8
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Sometimes they like to hide the resettable fuses. That goes for all brands. Your buddy works on refrigeration. If he was using is 110 or 220 volt AC meter, it won't work. Make sure he is using a test light, grounded to a gas line under the stove, or entrance door striker, or whatever else. If there is definitely no power at the switch, you have a popped fuse or resettable breaker. Full line Rockwood dealer might know right off the top of their heads where it might be.
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There is an inline fuse under the frame, close to the tongue. Follow the wires from the battery back and you will find it.

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Yup, Rockwood started hiding them there a few years ago.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:47 PM   #10
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been there done that after the typical crappy advice from a rv dealer service tech who did not want to deal with it from a large st cloud mn rv dealer. i went back via cell phone to the rv dealer that we bought our camper from the service dept mgr walked me through it and alright it worked great and still does.had to reset the 2 breakers ,on the inside of the tongue dont over complicate things if you dont have to and oh ya thanks shoerwood rv in anoka mn for the help
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