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Old 01-07-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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Thanks for solving a slideout problem already - from San Angelo, Texas

**Problem solved!!**

Recently, both of my slide-outs quit working on my recently purchased 2010 Rockwood Mini Lite ETC RV trailer. With help from this forum, I found the two fuses for the slide-outs underneath the trailer at the front of the trailer, not far from the battery. They are marked "Maximum 30 amps", but I replaced with 25 amp since that's what was there before. If it happens again soon, I may move to 30 amp.

I have no idea why they both blew at the same time, unless.... I had been parked for several days, running a small heater from house current; then used the slide-outs several times that morning before they quit. I wonder if that had something to do with it? Thanks for the help!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #2
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**Problem solved!!**

Recently, both of my slide-outs quit working on my recently purchased 2010 Rockwood Mini Lite ETC RV trailer. With help from this forum, I found the two fuses for the slide-outs underneath the trailer at the front of the trailer, not far from the battery. They are marked "Maximum 30 amps", but I replaced with 25 amp since that's what was there before. If it happens again soon, I may move to 30 amp.

I have no idea why they both blew at the same time, unless.... I had been parked for several days, running a small heater from house current; then used the slide-outs several times that morning before they quit. I wonder if that had something to do with it? Thanks for the help!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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Great to hear. Using the slide-outs "several times that morning", very likely could have led to the blown fuses. They likely just overheated and decided to blow before damaging anything else, just like they're supposed to. Like you said, keep an eye on it, and see what happens with normal use.

By the way, welcome. We're a bit east of you, just north of Houston.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:10 PM   #4
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On the topic of blown fuses... learned an important lesson this time out - that raising/lowering both sets of stabilizer jacks will blow the fuse!

I picked up an assorted automotive fuse kit from AutoZone when I got my first TT. It has several sizes of fuses and at least 5 of each size. It's a great essential to have for those 'just in case' moments when you need a replacement!
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Our rear slide fuse is under the camper too and kept blowing. DH said it wasn't protected real well. There were some issues with water getting in if we were driving in he rain. We took it back to the dealer and they fixed it up for us. Maybe that's the same cause?
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I think I would replace both fuses with the auto reset breakers and save the hassle of replacing fuses.
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I think I would replace both fuses with the auto reset breakers and save the hassle of replacing fuses.
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