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Old 05-27-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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Blown fuses on Roo 23ss

So our first weekend was a success! But!!!! Our 2013 roo 23SS kept blowing fuses for the slide out. Once when we got there and opened it up then again when we closed it. Has anyone else experienced this? Also, the outlet behind to the left of the stove doesn't work.... I'm thinking the wires could be what's blowing the fuses..

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Old 05-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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we've never had a problem with our 23SS's slideout but the outlet may be related. but it's hard to believe that since the slide motor is 12vDC and the outlet is 110vAC. the outlet would throw a breaker, not cause a 12v fuse to blow.
was it working fine before you left for this trip? was the outlet working also?
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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Was it plugged in to shore power when this occurred or running solely on battery. I understand you say the plug by the stove was not working either so that indicates it was plugged in. Do you still have the problem when running solely on battery?
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I do not have a Roo but a Shamrock 25RS and we blew 2 fuses on one of our slides when we were letting it out both times (at campground and at home).
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:06 PM   #5
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We were plugged in, haven't tried it solely on battery power yet. This was our first trip with the trailer. Picked it up from the dealer Thursday and Friday headed out on the adventure. Tried to plug my 5 cup coffee pot into the outlet and realized it didn't work. Then made the connection that it might be related to the fuse. When we replace the fuse the slide works and goes either all the way out then blows the fuse or all the way in then blows the fuse. Really confusing and frustrating being a new trailer
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:25 PM   #6
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so, you didn't do any Camp Driveway before you left?
it's always advised to do this, to make sure all the systems work before taking off for a campground.
should be a simple fix though. good thing you can manually crank it in. i had to do that one time. it's a heavy slideout.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:43 PM   #7
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We did the check out at the dealer, everything worked fine hooked up to power, we just tried just the battery and another blown fuse when the slide got to close to all the way closed. About 1/2 inch from all the way. So the closest to drive way camping was the dealer garage
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:24 PM   #8
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Have no idea about the slide out fuse, but the outlet problem could be GFI related. Check the bathroom outlet to be sure it has not tripped on a ground fault.
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Good idea gbpacker, ill check that this week. Just got back from putting it in the storage lot. Looks like research and calls to the dealer will be on my weekly to do
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When a DC motor runs, it creates "back electromotive force" or "back EMF." This back EMF limits the currrent flow through the motor. If the motor stalls, the back EMF goes away and the stall current will increase above the running current. If the system isn't designed for this, the stall current can blow the fuse. I've never dealt with slideouts, so I don't know if they are set up with a limit switch that kills the power at end-of-travel or if they're designed to stall out at end of travel. If it's the former, the limit switches may not be making up and the motor is stalling at end-of-travel and pulling enough current to blow the fuse.
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