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Old 07-21-2012, 08:02 AM   #1
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We are embarking on a three week adventure in our 2004 f150 super crew and our new 2012 Roo 233s. This will be my longest vacation ever and will be the first time our family visits the wild west.

Our adventures began this morning with a delayed departure. DD#1 also referred to as "B", in her enthusiasm to help us pack, banged up her elbow really bad so DW is now taking her to Urgent Care. We figured it was best to check it out now instead of trying to find a urgent care along the way.

In the meantime, I am rereading Herk's 50+ page check list and realizing that his 5er is better stocked and organized than my house!

I will take this opportunity to mow the lawn one more time and try to find a way to not pace the driveway until the family returns.

Thanks to some wonderful folks from Texas who are members of this forum, we have our first (and only) destination preplanned. We will be visiting what appears to be a very nice RV park in Michigan's UP. They generously invited us to stay on their camp site as they will not be using it this weekend. Stay tuned for pictures and a review.

We are so excited and fortunate to have this opportunity. Our schedules and destinations will ebb and flow with the interests and "moods" of our two preteen girls. Some days may include frequent stops at the tourist traps and low mileage while others may be marathon hauls.

We will be heading west from the UP across a northerly route. We welcome questions comments and suggestions and we will post often.

Our new FRF oval stickers, ordered Monday night, arrived Thursday via regular mail. The sticker company definitely is treating our members well. Our stickers are bright blue with orange letters. So look for us on the road.

Safe and happy travels,
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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I'm looking forward to more reports of your upcoming trip. I hope "B" is OK and your trip starts soon.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:36 AM   #3
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Good news, no broken arm. Ice, wrap and sling. Finally on the road!
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:39 PM   #4
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Glad to hear that "B" doesn't have any broken bones and that you are on the road now.

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Old 07-22-2012, 06:47 PM   #5
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233s Slide stopped in mid extension AND Cotter pin broke during manual extension

The adventure continues. Found a great little park in Munising and stopped early to enjoy some hiking along Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore.

During my set up process, I stopped extending the slide for a moment to ensure I was clear. Climbed back in and the slide was "dead".. It will not go in or out.

Grabbed the crank and was able to get it almost 100% extended and then the cotter pin that holds the manual crank extension snapped.

I can McGyver a solution for the Cotter Pin, but am seeking guidance on where the fuse for the Slide might be located. I checked the panel under the fridge and nothing was labeled.

thanks in advance for any tips you can provide that will enable me to trouble shoot a little more before night fall,

There is a rv store in Ishpiming about an hour a way so I guess we will be adding this little town onto our route tomorrow morning.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:24 PM   #6
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Fuse should be in distribution panel 15 amp I am sure .
If not it may be located within 12 to 18 inches of battery in a fuse holder.

A little advice would be when you find it replace it with an auto reseting circuit breaker of the same amperage !

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Fuse should be in distribution panel 15 amp I am sure .
If not it may be located within 12 to 18 inches of battery in a fuse holder.

A little advice would be when you find it replace it with an auto reseting circuit breaker of the same amperage !

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Thx for the tip and pic. I will seek this replacement out tomorrow.

Am I correct to assume there are two panels. I is directly below the fridge. Is the other up front under the front bunk and behind a false door that must be unscrewed?
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Thx for the tip and pic. I will seek this replacement out tomorrow.

Am I correct to assume there are two panels. I is directly below the fridge. Is the other up front under the front bunk and behind a false door that must be unscrewed?


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Both 20 amp and 30amp circuits in the electrical tower at my site are reading below 120. Dont know if this contributed to true problem. I had nothing else running when I tried to open the slide too.
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Both 20 amp and 30amp circuits in the electrical tower at my site are reading below 120. Dont know if this contributed to true problem. I had nothing else running when I tried to open the slide too.
Your slide runs off your 12V system, assuming your battery is giving close to 12 V then your problem is probably Fuse. How many DC Volts do you have at battery?
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:10 PM   #10
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Your slide runs off your 12V system, assuming your battery is giving close to 12 V then your problem is probably Fuse. How many DC Volts do you have at battery?
I unplugged my 30 amp service. The built in battery tester at the main panel by the door reflects a 2/3 charge when I press the battery test button. Everything else, lights, awning etc worked.

Checked the main panel (under the fridge). All circuits are in and no red lights appear next to them.


Took out 15 amp circuits and reinserted them one at a time. Checked status of each when circuit was removed and red light was lit for each slot lot.

I have an extra six volt rv battery in my truck but I don't think swapping batteries will work since the existing battery still is able to power everything else.

When I looked under the camper, the slide motor had a label with 30 amp on it.

Googling RV stores now to see when they open in the morning. Hopefully my McGyver cotter pin fist will enable me too manually crank the slide closed in the AM.

Thanks all for your help
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