Originally Posted by Pattycake
I have a 2003 Cedar Creek 36'fifth wheel with three slides I have had problems with the slides from day one. Took it to the factory in Indiana but still having problems. The slides will go in a little, stop wait a few minutes go a little further stop, wait and this goes on and on. Help!
My guess is that someone installed an auto-reset current limiter in your slide motor's circuit. You have a high resistance in your motor circuit and it is drawing more current than the limiter allows. The limiter needs several seconds to cool down enough to reset and you get power again.
Till it pops again...
My guess is: (from cheapest fix to most expensive)
1) Check the ground wire to the frame. Corrosion at the bolt can increase the resistance of the circuit and thus the current draw.
2) Lubricate the gears and racks (long bars with teeth on them) with a can of dry lubricant.
3) Replace the auto-resetting circuit breaker with another of the same (most likely 30 amp)
4) Replace the slide drive motor.