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Where Is The Fuse For The Slide Out in My Travel Trailer?

by Bob Gay
(Bradenton, Florida, USA)


The manual for my 2007 Kampsite Travel Trailer says that if the slide out does not work to check the fuse which is located in the Battery Compartment. I can locate the two batteries, but where would I find the place being referred to so that I can check the fuse?

ANSWER: Hi Bob thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.


The fuse they are probably referring to will be an inline fuse on a one of the wires attached to your RV's house batteries. Look for a wire with a little compartment on it that contains the fuse. The fuse you have could be the older type cylindrical auto fuse or the newer square shaped bladed fuse.

Once you replace the fuse try your slides again. If they still do not work there may be another fuse or in some cases a breaker in your trailers main electrical compartment that could be blown or tripped.

If all else fails and you need to get the slides in for travel you can retract them manually. Somewhere in your RV should be a crank handle that looks like a car jack crank handle that attaches to the rear of the slide motor and allows you to manually crank the slides in and out.

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Half the fun of using the manual method is trying to find the slide motors in your Travel Trailer. The slide motor locations vary by model of travel trailer you have. They could be under a couch or inside a cabinet.

Once you find the motor just attach the crank to the back of the motor and start turning it. Keep in mind the manual method of opening and closing the slides is not a fast process.

Hope this helps.

Happy RVing

RVing Al

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