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Old 04-23-2020, 10:35 AM   #1
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Slide Out Hydraulic switch

Our slide out has not been working so we have been attaching a battery charger to the pump to open and close the slide outs that way. Last fall the "in & out" switch broke off so now we can't use it. We had to close it manually, which was very difficult. Where can I buy a new "in & out" switch? Any idea how to fix our slide out so we don't have to use the charger? The inside wall switch stopped working years ago before we bought it.
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Old 04-23-2020, 11:20 AM   #2
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I think most of your questions are answered in the 'over ride slide system' thread that I see you are reading. Sounds like either an auto reset circuit breaker or a resettable one. Use a multimeter to find where your power from the battery to the pump stops.
As far as switches, if your switch is actually bad, simply Google 'new RV slideout switch' and take your pick.
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Those switches are DPDT (double pole double throw) Center Off Momentary switches. Or you can just search for slide switch and find what you need.

Take some pictures of the switches (both inside and outside) and we can help find replacements for them.

As Wildcat said, the power issue is likely a 12 volt breaker located between the pump and battery.
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Our slide out has not been working so we have been attaching a battery charger to the pump to open and close the slide outs that way. Last fall the "in & out" switch broke off so now we can't use it. We had to close it manually, which was very difficult. Where can I buy a new "in & out" switch? Any idea how to fix our slide out so we don't have to use the charger? The inside wall switch stopped working years ago before we bought it.
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What is the year, make and model of your RV?
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2001, forest river sierra
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The pump is a Dewald hydraulic pump on a 2001 Sierra with three slide outs. From a manual I found online, I need a 3 pin switch, part IP10400. Would Forest River carry this part or do I need to find it from Dewald? Yes, the switch is definitely broken off as it broke in half and fell out. I’m hoping once that’s back in place we can once again use the battery charger to override it....until we can get the bigger problem fixed. We have not been able to located fuses or reset buttons for it. Any idea where those would be and what they look like? And how do we check that the battery is actually making a connection. The two overhead lights on one slide out don’t work either. Can there be a connection? Thanks for all your suggestions! I appreciate the help.
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Do you by any chance have 2 switches? I found a manual and parts desc for the Dewald hydraulic pump,system and it shows two rocker switches. If anything like mine I have a rocker switch inside the rv and another outside near the hydraulic pump. Do you have this?

https://manualzz.com/doc/6352451/par...ydraulic-slide
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The pump is a Dewald hydraulic pump on a 2001 Sierra with three slide outs. From a manual I found online, I need a 3 pin switch, part IP10400. Would Forest River carry this part or do I need to find it from Dewald? Yes, the switch is definitely broken off as it broke in half and fell out. Iím hoping once thatís back in place we can once again use the battery charger to override it....until we can get the bigger problem fixed. We have not been able to located fuses or reset buttons for it. Any idea where those would be and what they look like? And how do we check that the battery is actually making a connection. The two overhead lights on one slide out donít work either. Can there be a connection? Thanks for all your suggestions! I appreciate the help.
From the same manual I linked in my last post is this wiring diagram that shows a fuse inline from the switches. Trace the wire from the switch by the pump, if you have it and the fuse will be in that run, see diagram attached
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My rocker switch outside in hydraulic pump area...white switch.
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Old 04-27-2020, 06:40 PM   #10
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Breaker

I see in your diagram where the fuse is located. How do you access that? Inside the camper or outside? Where are the breakers located?

Yes, my camper does have the inside wall switch.
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I see in your diagram where the fuse is located. How do you access that? Inside the camper or outside? Where are the breakers located?

Yes, my camper does have the inside wall switch.
Outside, find the hydraulic fluid tank and the hydraulic motor should be pretty close. Usually in the front basement of the rv.

Once you find the motor then maybe you will find that second switch. Maybe it will work if you press it. If not, trace the red wire back.
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Is it a 5th wheel
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Also look in the bays door in the front on the side. Usually on front drivers side.
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No, itís not a fifth wheel, it a 39 ft travel trailer. We can find the switch on the pump ok. Where do we find the fuses and reset button, if there is one? Is the fuse near the battery? Thanks for the help.

I found a 3 prong switch on the Lippert website. Looks like the one we need.
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No, it’s not a fifth wheel, it a 39 ft travel trailer. We can find the switch on the pump ok. Where do we find the fuses and reset button, if there is one? Is the fuse near the battery? Thanks for the help.

I found a 3 prong switch on the Lippert website. Looks like the one we need.
Ok, you found the switch, good. There should be a red wire on the center pin. Follow it back toward the battery or where it connects and you should find a fuse.

Did you try pressing the switch?
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No, the switch is broke off so we are going to order it from Lippert. It would be nice if the only problem is the fuse.
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No, the switch is broke off so we are going to order it from Lippert. It would be nice if the only problem is the fuse.
I thought you said you found a second switch on the pump? That is the switch I referred to to trace the wire back. That is the switch I asked if you tried. Not the broken switch inside the rv..
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No, the switch is broke off so we are going to order it from Lippert. It would be nice if the only problem is the fuse.
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Both switches are not working. I think the attached photo should be the switch I need for the one on the pump.
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Both switches are not working. I think the attached photo should be the switch I need for the one on the pump.
I really donít know what else to tell you. The pic in your last post shows a 10 amp fuse in series with the red wire. The pic also shows 4Ē pigtails that Iím sure the 2nd switch ties into. The 2nd switch probably had an in-line 10 amp fuse.

You need to trace one of those red wires by jiggling it and follow it to where it goes and find the fuse. You might replace the switch but still not work if the fuse(s) are blown. I would assume the one in the basement would be the easiest to track back as the one inside is in the wall somewhere. Have you pulled the switch inside from the wall? The fuse may be right behind it, I donít know.

You May have more than one problem but I would try to get at least one switch to work. The switches are tied in parallel so if you get the one in the basement to run the motor you can use that until the new switch arrives.
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