In Wall Slide Outs Issue - Moving on their own - Forest River Screwup
Just the other day, the wife calls me from camp. While she was in the living room, the bedroom slide just retracted on its own. Then it wouldn't move at all. No idea what's going on.
We call a mobile tech, he comes over and attaches a new battery, and we get the slide out where it belongs. The initial thought was that it was a power surge, and/or my battery was NG. So the following Sat, I replace the battery.
As soon as I hook it up, one side of the slide starts to retract and keeps on retracting even after the slide binds up, Ends up smoking the motor on that side. We have to pull both motors and pull the slide out manually; this particular slide has no manual crank-out, you have to pull the motors.
After much digging, we find that the controls for this slide out were (thoughtfully) located in a space behind the outside shower, mounted to the floor of that space. And the outside faucet for the shower had cracked over the winter and was dripping water. The control board is fried. I'm seeing the board online from $350-500, the motors @ 200, and that doesn't include the service charge and labor for the tech.
It is what it is, and I'm pissed at myself that I didn't do a better job winterizing the outside shower. But I have to include a shout-out to PrimeTime/Forest River for locating an electrical component on the floor of a compartment that contains plumbing components. Smooth move Exlax...