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Old 09-10-2020, 12:11 PM   #1
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Schwintek controllers location on Prism 24G

I own a 2016 Coachmen Prism 24G. Neither the side nor rear slides move. I doubt if it is either a controller or motor problem as there is absolutely no noise or movement. Both slides are in the travel (in) position.
I believe it is electrical but need to access the controllers to troubleshoot. Where are they located?
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Old 09-10-2020, 02:14 PM   #2
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The one for the side slide is aft of the generator, up by the tube that supposedly holds the sewer hose.

I think the rear slide one is in the big back storage compartment but not 100% sure.
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Thanks AudiDudi
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Follow up on final solution. After much time chasing this down, found a wire, tan/red that had been slit and had corroded just outside of the battery compartment. The wire comes off the inline fuse molex connector. Cut back about 6" of wire and spliced in same stranded 18 gauge wire. Problem solved, both slides are working and the LP/CO detector is back on as well. There were no chafed marks on the wire, just a longitudinal slit about 3/8" long. Spliced using two heat shrinkable crimp connectors and covered with heat shrink to ensure water proofing.
Greg at Coachmen was helpful in pointing me to the schematic that contain the wiring info and clarifying the location of the common wiring point for all three items that were not working. Once I had that, it was a matter of careful inspection. The cut in the wire had green corrosion and the wire itself was blackened internally for about 4". I cut back 6" to be safe. Hope this helps someone else. Now on to why my house batteries have never charged while driving.......
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Where was the "schematic" found?

I am curious about where you found an actual schematic that was detailed enough to see individual wires. The schematics that I have are pretty useless when it comes to understanding how things are wired. Thanks.
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I am curious about where you found an actual schematic that was detailed enough to see individual wires. The schematics that I have are pretty useless when it comes to understanding how things are wired. Thanks.
Schematics that have been posted either here or in the Solera forum are pretty broadbrush - the pictures don't really have much detail. But...the tables that follow the diagrams generally have some useful additional information - specifically, they show the colors of the wires involved and where they run to and from. Does take some imagination to figure out what they're really showing!

Unfortunately, the last diagrams I've seen are from 5 years ago and things have likely changed. (Though Forest River does tend to keep things pretty similar so the colors are often still relevant.)

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I asked Ron at Coachmen for a full set of schematics and he promptly e-mailed me a set of full electrical schematics. There are ten sheets of schematics for my 2016 Coachmen Prism 24G.
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There are ten sheets of schematics for my 2016 Coachmen Prism 24G.
Perhaps you could post them here?
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Thanks for posting those! Coachmen had a different approach to diagrams compared to the Solera diagrams of a similar era. But it would take some diligence to figure out whether the diagrams describe essentially the same wiring!

I had a little trouble sorting out one attachment from another. Here they are on separate lines...
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