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Old 04-04-2008, 09:15 PM   #11
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I wish ours had this, or had a fuse/breaker that could be disconnected. our only option is to try to cove rthe slide switches that are clustered next to the light switches, poor design and placement. dont they, forest river, read any of these suggestions on these forums? why dont the dealers tell fr

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Old 04-05-2008, 10:22 PM   #12
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Well, I havent really seen any manufacturer using a really logical placement throughout their lines of trailers... some are well designed, and others aren't. I was looking over the new FR models today and saw some that were well designed and some that were, well, like mine.

I'm no electrical engineer, but I would think for hydraulic systems it would be fairly simple to install a power cutoff switch in the hydraulic pump compartment... just a simple single-pole on the red 'hot' wire to the wall switch would disable the whole system I think... Any advice on whether that would be feasible?

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Old 04-06-2008, 01:42 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by out4stlhed View Post
Our TT had a simple electical rocker switch in the cabinet that shut down the power on the motor. We were told that it was to child proof and prevent accidential movment of the slide.
i wish mine had this to prevent accidental slide movement. i might have to track down the switch wire and add a switch in series with the existing slide switches
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:55 AM   #14
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Since these are 12v motors, I am guessing there is a single fuse that could be pulled, that would disable only the slide(s), a lot easier than installing a switch.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:55 PM   #15
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On every Rockwood I have looked at in the last few years (and there were many!) incuding mine, all such controls except for the thermostat are behind a little cabinette door that looks like a small medicine cabinette, placed fairly high on the wall.

Any switch a kid might damage something with is in there, water heater, tank heater, slide, water pump and a bunch of outside lights. Also makes a good place to put your truck keys, as that will remind you to turn things off if you go out someplace.
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:16 AM   #16
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This isn't really about the slide sticking, just a friendly warning. We were camping with the in-laws about a month ago, eating breakfast and my two year old pushed the slide slide switch and it started moving. Scared the crap out of everyone eating breakfast in the dinette.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:14 PM   #17
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most of the slide switches on wildwood are located in a readily accessible location next to the light switches. they are very easily mistaken for lights.

to safeguard the inadvertant switching of the slides, i have made a simple cover over the two slide switches out of thick cardboard. it could be fabricated out of thin metal, but i wanted something functional and quick to mount to prevent damage to the slides. it easily mounted with the existing switch screws. it now blocks the slide switches and is easily accessed from the side when needed
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I have a Flagstaff with 2 slides that are electric (12v) motor powered- NOT hydraulic. If yours is like this, there is 2 green weathertight fuse holders under the tongue area near the batteries that hold 30 amp fuses- one for each slide motor. An on/off switch could be added to this connection area fairly easily. Hope this helps !! Randy

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