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Old 11-02-2015, 04:46 PM   #1
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Slide out and lift issues

We have a used 2014 Roo 21ss. Bought in September and worked great a 1st trip a little more than a month ago. Today DH went to get it ready for a boys trip and nothing is working. Can the batteries die in a month?? On shore power everything seems to be ok EXCEPT the slide out will not work and the motor to lift the thing to hitch it to your truck does not work. I saw the post about the fuse in the front for the slide out, but ours appears ok. Any advise?????
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:35 PM   #2
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If the Roo hasn't been hooked up to shore power for a month then yes the batteries could die in that time period just from all the devices that use power. If storing that long keep it plugged in or get a battery shut off switch if your unit doesn't have one. As for the power tongue jack I have found that sometimes the connection in the fuse holder (mine is by the propane tanks, follow the wire) gets a little flaky & I have to jimmy it around to get it to work. Does the slide make any noise at all?
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:37 PM   #3
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Can batteries die in a month? Oh yeah...actually in much less time. Check to see if your battery shut off was turned off. I don't know where yours is. Mine is a silver push pull knob just inside the front door on the left side. Mine is a 23ikss. I know they are in different locations in different units. If the battery shutoff wasn't turned off, smoke detecters, c o detecter, many other parasitic losses will drain battery quickly. Try hooking tow vehicle to camper. Power tongue jack (the motor to lift the thing to hitch it to your truck) should work then.
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Old 11-04-2015, 07:10 PM   #4
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Do I have a battery disconnect in a 2016 183 Roo?


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Old 11-05-2015, 12:03 AM   #5
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I forgot about all the things that keep running off the battery. My husband connected a battery charger to the battery and everything worked fine. I will have him look for the battery shut off switch. Thanks for the info. I love this forum!!!
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:56 AM   #6
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Either get a battery disconnect switch or take the easy way and disconnect the negative terminal when storing.
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:51 AM   #7
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since you live in California, as i did for 60 years, i assume that you often camp in the state parks. since 99% of the campsites have no hookups, i suggest you get two matching batteries.

dry camping is a must there.
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I imagine it does. My 2016 21BD came with it. Should be a red key-looking switch under the propane tank(s).
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I imagine it does. My 2016 21BD came with it. Should be a red key-looking switch under the propane tank(s).
Or it could be a push-pull switch inside near the fuse box.

Sometime between 2012 and 2016 they seem to have dropped the push-pull in favor of the red key.
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Old 11-07-2015, 05:48 PM   #10
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I saw the red key thing under the propane tank. During my walk through, I had an explanation about a thin silver cable that should attach to my hitch from that red key. Maybe I misunderstood, but it was to help braking on the camper in an accident where the tow vehicle became detached??? I thought that was what the red key was for, but maybe it is the battery disconnect??!


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