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by Brian Anderson
I have a 2004 Newmar Kountry Star with two slideouts. It sat for a cold winter and now both slideouts will not operate. The controller for each makes a minimal noise, but nothing happens elsewhere.
The house battery is charged, there is good connection with all lines, we didn't do anything strange when we winterized it last year, just water lines and unhooking the batteries. I've located one of the slideout motors underneath the bed and am ready to attack it mechanically if I knew that would help. It seems like it’s something between the controller and the motors, since BOTH slides aren't working, and both get juice to the controllers. THX
ANSWER: Greetings Brian thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.
Since you are talking about attacking the slide-out motor under the bed I am going to assume that the slide outs on your RV are mechanical and not hydraulic. Before you start attacking the motor follow the steps I have outlined below.
1. Check in the electrical compartment in your RV for any blown fuses or any loose or disconnected wiring.
2. If all checks out in the electrical compartment, I suggest that you plug your RV into a 120 volt electrical source. Even though you say that the house batteries are fully charged and good, you really don't know if they are failing under the load of slide out motors unless you have had the batteries load tested.
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