Originally Posted by Murff
This only happens when retracting the slide using batteries only. Bows the main 30 amp fuse connected to the batteries under the trailer tongue. asked selling dealer's service manager and he said to only put in the slide with shore power or when hooked to tow vehicle while it is running.
I have bought a box of fuses but what if you are boondocking with no hook ups?
Is this normal?
Also, can this fuse be replaced with a circuit breaker of some kind?
I'll assume that Jayco knows that sometimes a slide will have to be run in or out when there is just battery power available and that Jayco designed the system to accomplish that. Therefore, I think the response from your dealer is hokum.
Your trailer is under warranty and the dealer should fix the problem. There could be a wiring problem from the battery to the switch to the motor; there could be a grounding problem; the battery could be bad; the motor could be drawing too much current; there could be a mechanical issue.
You could check the battery by making sure it is charged and taking it somewhere for a current draw test. You could check that connections at the battery, at the switch, and at the slide motor are clean and tight; and also check the ground connection to the motor. You could check the current draw at the motor - you could even directly connect a known good battery via short wire lengths and a fuse to the motor and check current draw - if it works then, you'd know there was a problem with the wiring. If it still draws too much current, you'd know the motor was bad or there is a mechanical problem.
The circuit breaker idea is good, but won't fix the problem.
Or, you could insist the dealer fix it.
There's lots of advice and information in forums... sometimes it is correct. For example, all of my posts are made by a political appointee who got the job as a reward for contributions to my diesel bill.
2011 Jayco 28.5RLS; 2008 Chevy Duramax; Pullrite Superglide Hitch