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Old 07-25-2016, 10:50 AM   #1
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Slides & Battery life

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Wife and I just returned from a 800 mile maiden trip with our new 29.5 RSX Happy to report no issues, ? Thinking on our next trip to Ohio in Aug and as a over niter staying in a Walmart/Truck stop, Would it be OK to operate the slides on the battery? Or would this create to much of a drain and find myself in trouble the next morning? I assume the battery gets charged while its plugged in to the vehicle while being towed, Being parked and plugged in would the unit also be fed thru the truck battery's.

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Old 07-25-2016, 03:19 PM   #2
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Depends on your make/model/yr and if the truck is factory or customer installed 7-way.

No your Trailer battery should not get drained by just a quick use for the slides. You could always run the truck while operating the slides to help, assuming your truck is set up to provide power while running.

FYI...both my Ford factory setup and my old Nissan Titan had switched power to the 7-way.
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Lear, The truck is a 2016 250 diesel Ram, Factory electrical set up.
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Yup. We have moved the slides on battery several times. No problem.


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Tom thanks for your reply,By the way did your 29.5 come with a Furron built in rear camera installed? Ours did and it works off and on and constantly shows a red square flashing on the screen, I have adjusted the antenna as the instruction suggest with no success I have the model with the #48 in the serial #, ...............Ken
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Yes, came with the camera. It worked on and off. The dealer replaced it under warranty. Replaced both the camera and the display unit. It worked great all the home from the dealer (35 miles) and has not worked since. Go figure!


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Tom thanks for your reply,By the way did your 29.5 come with a Furron built in rear camera installed? Ours did and it works off and on and constantly shows a red square flashing on the screen, I have adjusted the antenna as the instruction suggest with no success I have the model with the #48 in the serial #, ...............Ken
I'd give FURRION customer support a call. If they're suggestions don't help, they will just send you a completely new unit. The swap out is very easy and only requires a small phillips screw driver.

FURRION is in Elkhart and their phone number is Toll free: 1.888.354.5792
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Thanks for the reply's, I'll them a call.
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Depends on your make/model/yr and if the truck is factory or customer installed 7-way.

No your Trailer battery should not get drained by just a quick use for the slides. You could always run the truck while operating the slides to help, assuming your truck is set up to provide power while running.

FYI...both my Ford factory setup and my old Nissan Titan had switched power to the 7-way.

My slides will not operate while my truck is running. I assume it is a safety feature so they don't accidentally slide open while driving on the open road.
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