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Wjohns02

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Posted: 12/23/19 05:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wanted to see if anyone has had a similar experience. I have aa 2015 Sierra rear living, mid bunk, with 4 slideouts. All slideouts are on 1 switch. Recently the slides have started stalling both when extending and retracting. When they stall, I wait a few seconds and press the switch again which does the trick although it can take 3 to 5 times of this to get all the slides completely in our out. I’m concerned at some point they are going to stall and not start back.

Anybody had a similar situation and figured out what the problem was?

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Posted: 12/23/19 05:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds power related. Tow vehicle running, or plugged into shore, and batteries fully charged? Just guesses.

Anything else running drawing power when operating slides?


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Battery getting weak?

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The slides need good 12 volt power to operate. If batteries are strong/fully charged, then I would say you have a weak circuit breaker. It should be close to the battery, within several feet. Many are located just on the inside wall, near battery. They weaken with time, but are resetting, the reason you wait a minute, and good to go again.

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Posted: 12/23/19 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Could be the in/out switch itself making poor contacts under use. They are easy to replace and not expensive.

Had trouble with the slide in the 5er we had. Thought it was the slide motor or all kinds of things, but it was the in /out switch gone bad.


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Posted: 12/23/19 06:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been my experience that a weak battery is usually the culprit.


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Thanks for the quick replies. Generally hooked to shore power even at home.

On the circuit breaker, is that something that would be in the line of wiring (like a fuse) or mounted like a breaker in your house?

Will also check the switch.

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What lubrication have you completed since 2015?


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Wjohns02 wrote:

Thanks for the quick replies. Generally hooked to shore power even at home.

On the circuit breaker, is that something that would be in the line of wiring (like a fuse) or mounted like a breaker in your house?

Will also check the switch.


There are 12v circuit breakers, some self-resetting (could be what you are seeing), some not. Also can be a straight fuse on the positive 12v wire to the battery bank that is for the slides. You can have a second red wire to the battery pos that is just for slides.

If self-resetting action, can't think why. Maybe somebody else can.

The switch wiring is tricky. Get the wiring diagram for your switch from the Lippert website or whatever brand slides you have. You will want to jumper the right wires to see if the slides work properly that way, by-passing the switch.

One obvious thing to check is the white ground wire that goes from switch to RV frame. Check the frame connection end of that.

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Sorry, one more question on the battery. Battery is probably original to the unit, so could it be weak even if panel board shows it as fully charged? At this point it is pushing 5 years old.

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