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Old 04-27-2017, 04:53 PM   #1
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opening slide on battery power

My husband was out in then camper and tried to let the slide out and it didn't open. There is power in the camper from the battery. He plugged the camper in and of course it worked fine. That can't be right for the slide not to work on battery power right? I am 99% sure it did on our Whitehawk...
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:18 PM   #2
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Should work! Was the battery disconnect engaged?

You mentioned it worked on shore power, not battery. Was the battery low on power due to parisite power drains?
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:47 PM   #3
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My new camper Kodiak 300BHSL won't run the slides out without it being plugged in.
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:06 PM   #4
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opening slide on battery power

It should work on battery power. When I went to see mine last year before the PDI the dealer opened it with just battery power.
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:34 PM   #5
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Mine works just fine on battery power alone.
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:38 PM   #6
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Everybody that I know that has a rv the slides work off of battery power and plug in power. Wonder if the Battery was low on charge. I would say charge up battery and then try it.
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:41 PM   #7
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My slide blows the 30 amp fuse that is on the battery when I try to use the battery alone. You might check that fuse and also clean the battery terminals of any corrosion as this is what the dealer claimed was wrong with mine when it was blowing fuses.

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Old 04-28-2017, 05:22 AM   #8
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Well it has been plugged in since yesterday so it should have charged. I guess we will find out later today before we take off on the first weekend of the season!
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Try backing up to the trailer and plugging into the tow vehicle and see if it works off the tv battery. I'd leave the tv running for this test.
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I think your battery was dying.
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I think your battery was dying.
X3. They are DC motors and will run off battery alone, just like the power tongue jack. First thing I'd check is the charge state of the battery with a meter, if it's not that it's probably a ground issue. If you had popped a fuse it wouldn't work at all, plugged in or otherwise.
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My slide blows the 30 amp fuse that is on the battery when I try to use the battery alone. You might check that fuse and also clean the battery terminals of any corrosion as this is what the dealer claimed was wrong with mine when it was blowing fuses.

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I'm having the same issue. My slide continuously blows the 30 amp inline fuse next to the battery. It's a brand new 2017 (287 SWBH) with a brand new battery, so it's definitely not corrosion on the terminals.

I have a call in with the dealer to have them take a look at it...
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I had the same problem of blowing the 30 amp main fuse when opening the slideouts on battery power only. (did not occur on shore power or when connected to the tow vehicle) The issue was rectified by the dealer, but took multiple return trips to fix the issue in our 2016 Whitehawk 28BHKS.
The issue was finally fixed when the power wires were traced to the switch, circuit breaker box, and then the junction box. A power wire was found exposed touching ground inside of the junction box. Not the easiest issue to diagnose, but wanted to pass this info along.
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I had the same problem of blowing the 30 amp main fuse when opening the slideouts on battery power only. (did not occur on shore power or when connected to the tow vehicle) The issue was rectified by the dealer, but took multiple return trips to fix the issue in our 2016 Whitehawk 28BHKS.
The issue was finally fixed when the power wires were traced to the switch, circuit breaker box, and then the junction box. A power wire was found exposed touching ground inside of the junction box. Not the easiest issue to diagnose, but wanted to pass this info along.
Yea, great info right there!
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