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Old 07-24-2018, 07:19 AM   #1
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How are wires routed in the slide out?

I have a 2011 30.5 BHLT (5th wheel). After coming home from Myrtle Beach, the front bedroom slideout developed a short. I have narrowed it down to the white wire which runs from the switch to the slide out motor. When I remove the white wire to the motor and run a direct wire the slide operates properly, so somewhere the white wire is shorted to ground.

Does anyone know how to access the wiring for the front slide out? I suspect that it's shorted where there's movement, and before I begin ripping everything apart, figured I would ask.
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So it looks like the wires run up through the wall to the ceiling, then down the front cap and under to the slide motor. I began to see if I could remove the underside of the front overhang, then gave up on that when there was just too much caulking to remove.

So plan ĎBí, run a new wire, but how? In my model, the bed slide switch is next to the sliding door to the bathroom. I removed the molding and carefully separated the wall. Then ran a wire through the wall cavity to the floor, notching the wood fire stops along the way s the wire could pass. Then carefully cut a hole in the wall under the carpeting and ran the wire between the carpeting and the wall until I reached the side where the slide is.

Finally got the wire routed up and under the bed and hooked up. Bedroom slide is working once again!
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Slide out motors get fed by two wires (usually) and the crossover happen at the switch for reverse. A 20 amp circuit-breaker protects the motor. If the wires are poorly protected at critical points where they go through an aluminum channel, shorts may occur.
Glad you got it fixed.
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