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Old 08-07-2022, 09:48 PM   #1
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Slide out doesn't work

We have 2013 Rockwood Roo 23ss. My son borrowed it and one morning the wires to the battery were burnt! Was plugged into hydro at the time. He immediately disconnected battery. When he attempted to put the motorized slide out in it wouldn't work. Checked fuses etc. Are there more fuses underneath? We did reset the small converter underneath by the tongue.
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We have 2013 forest river 23s. My son borrowed it and one morning the wires to the battery were burnt! Was plugged into hydro at the time. He immediately disconnected battery. When he attempted to put the motorized slide out in it wouldn't work. Checked fuses etc. Are there more fuses underneath? We did reset the small converter underneath by the tongue.
It would help if posted the brand of the RV. Forest River is the corporate name, not the actual brand name.
Also are you sure that 23S is the correct model number?
I know of a Rockwood Roo/Flagstaff Shamrock 23SS or 233S.
What "converter" is under the tongue? The only converter is inside the RV, usually behind the fuse/breaker panel.

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We need a little more information. Model and Make of RV. I assume to you hydo means electric? Hydro in the states usually means water.

What are you plugged into a campground pedistal, at home, or other?

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We need a little more information. Model and Make of RV. I assume to you hydo means electric? Hydro in the states usually means water.

What are you plugged into a campground pedistal, at home, or other?

Yes in this context hydro means electricity, hydroelectric power.
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slide may require a battery be connected

as the converter may not supply enough amps to power high demand loads such as motors for slides and stabilizers


There are a ton of results when I googled ..... burnt battery cables rv
looks like a common problem

https://www.google.com/search?client...tery+cables+rv
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Hello yes sorry the model is rockwood roo 23ss. We reset the auto breaker underneath.
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Hi. Rockwood roo 23ss. Was plugged into camp pedestal , hand cranked slide out in to get home. We connected to electrical at home still no power to slide out. Everything else works. Could a short on the slide out motor have caused the burnt wires leading to the battery? Battery seems fine.
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you really need to talk more with your son and try and determine if he was using anything....


did he notice anything out of the ordinary?
slide was moving real slow and he kept holding switch down


PS I always have the trailer hooked up to truck with engine running OR hooked up to 120v pole before I move my slides


you will have to do some research on electrical trouble shooting
get a multi meter and learn how to use it


LOTS of videos on youtube already or learning
google these phrases

how to use multi meter
how to check a motor with multi meter
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Old 08-08-2022, 08:57 AM   #9
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Hello. Thanks! Apparently when he put the slide-out out it was really slow..and the ground fault outlet tripped a few times during the week. I suspect the power at the park was faulty and he didn't realize having never camped before. We are testing the motor today....
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Is the battery re-connected and charged ?
that slide motor is 12v and needs a good battery


make sure Burnt cables are still in operable condition

and all connections to battery are clean


anything else in the trailer NOW... not working since this issue ?
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Hi. Rockwood roo 23ss. Was plugged into camp pedestal , hand cranked slide out in to get home. We connected to electrical at home still no power to slide out. Everything else works. Could a short on the slide out motor have caused the burnt wires leading to the battery? Battery seems fine.
I had a Roo 23SS and there's a separate fuse underneath the chassis, for the slideout. It was along the chassis, on the slideout side. Mine blew it one time.
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Hello again. We had the motor tested and the coil is fried. We are assuming that is what caused the wires to also burn. Hopefully a new motor won't bankrupt us!!
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New motor for slide out

This is for 2013 rockwood roo 23ss. Can't find any specs on which motor we need for slide out. Have checked with one dealer so far and they couldn't find it either. Anyone have a part number or any info.? Thanks
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This is for 2013 rockwood roo 23ss. Can't find any specs on which motor we need for slide out. Have checked with one dealer so far and they couldn't find it either. Anyone have a part number or any info.? Thanks

VENTURE MFG ACTUATOR SLIDE-OUT 18:1 MOTOR: nwrvsupply.com

https://www.etrailer.com/question-338236.html

https://pdxrvwholesale.com/products/...otor-8910-81ah

It appears that the motor itself is not sold separate from the gear box. Looks like you can get the motor and gearbox separate from the actuator arm or with the arm.

The issue I see in my short search is that only a 5800 rpm motor and a higher speed 9100 rpm motor seem to be the options.

Maybe time to make some calls to Lippert or Forest River customer service?

The part number from your picture is 8532-18ht. It's a 12V 9500 rpm motor manufactured date May 15 2012. Unfortunately, this does not cross reference very well. Probably because they sell these with the gearbox and the part number for the assembly is different. There may be a number on the gear box that may cross reference better?
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see if you can find a local company that repairs altrernators / starters

they may be able to rewind the motor and replace the bearings


PS... an electric screw driver with a long driver bit can be used to open close until it gets repaired
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Thank you that is very helpful. We have a couple dealers locally that are getting us quotes.
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Thank you. Good idea. We'll definitely investigate that option.
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I had a Roo 23SS and there's a separate fuse underneath the chassis, for the slideout. It was along the chassis, on the slideout side. Mine blew it one time.
Had the same thing happen. 30A fuse under the trailer. Follow the wires from the slide motor to the front where the batteries are, should be something there that looks line a small block. Pop the cover off and there's your fuse.
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Two different gear ratios and two different motor speeds available. Best to pull existing motor/gearbox before ordering.

Avoid at all costs the cheap Chinese ones on Amazon. They're cheap because they don't have torque limiting clutches in the main gear. Hit the stop in or out and instant broken gear.

I tried one and it went back to Amazon the next day.
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