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Old 04-06-2016, 02:04 PM   #1
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operating slides on just TV power

Good Afternoon all,

Do I need to bring the battery out to the camper to open up the slides or can I plug in my truck and operate off the truck power. I have a 2014 Roo IKSS.
The main reason is I am in the middle of a bit of health issue and cannot lift the battery at this time.

I am meeting someone out at the storage place who is interested in purchasing the rig. If I can't just power up from the TV I will need to reschedule when I can have someone come with me to install the battery.

Thanks for the help.

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Old 04-06-2016, 02:26 PM   #2
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I am pretty sure you need the battery. The wires in the 7 pin aren't big enough.


Worse come to worse, can you use a jumper box or jumper cables from your vehicle to the battery connections on the trailer. That should be plenty.

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Old 04-06-2016, 02:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Cowracer, I have a heavy set of jumper cables that I always carry. I'll give that a try if it doesn't work.
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It can be done, but I wouldn't recommend it. That little 14 gauge wire on your TV will get a bit HOT trying to feed 60 - 80 amps if you are talking a hydraulic slide motor. Like suggested jumper cables hooked to a battery would be a better choice.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:42 PM   #5
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Very few owners realize how little juice most tow vehicles provide.
Vast majority only provide a trickle charge through the cord.

Agree that jumper cables are better.
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Old 04-06-2016, 04:03 PM   #6
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A light weight portable emergency starting pack will definitely work. Our dealer used one to show us all of their display models when we purchased. Jumper cables to your truck should be fine if you don't have a starting pack.

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Old 04-07-2016, 02:40 PM   #7
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Very few owners realize how little juice most tow vehicles provide.
Vast majority only provide a trickle charge through the cord.

Agree that jumper cables are better.
On mine I blew the line fuse to the seven pin with a lot less than a slide motor. Then didn't catch it until I arrived in camp with half dead battery.
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:57 PM   #8
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I'm not sure what "pin" the slide motors would be drawing power from but I'm sure my pin number 7 (brake) has a 30A fuse on it...
This means 360W max. which is nothing for a slide motor.
The jumper cables with the engine running would work but personally I think that bring the battery is the lowest risk path...
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:55 PM   #9
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I have the same trailer. You will need the battery or jumper cables. Been there done that. Couldn't get slides to move from 7-pin tv.. Thought fuse was blown but not enough power .
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