It is possible there may be something wrong with the electrical supply, such as a blown fuse, bad wiring, or a weak battery. You’ll need to make sure you have enough power available for the slide out to function correctly. The slide out could also be misaligned or could be blocked by something in the way.
How do I know if my slide out motor is bad?
Slideout Electric Motor Has Failed
Depending on your motor’s voltage, you should see 12 or 120 volts at the motor when the slideout switch is pressed. If the meter shows that the motor is getting power, but there is no movement, then the issue is most likely with the motor, and you will need to service or replace it.
Will my slide out work without battery?
There are three ways to operate your slide mechanism if your camper’s battery is dead. First, you can plug in your camper to shore power and operate the slide mechanism with the shore power. Second, you can run a generator to move your slide-out room.
How much does it cost to fix a slide out on a camper?
Since slide outs are a costly addition and not every RV has one, fixing them isn’t going to be cheap. According to this handy infographic on RV ownership, the general cost of RV slide outs repairs is between $500 to $1,700. That’s per slide outs.
How long do RV slides last?
To some degree, the failure rate of RV slide-outs is a matter of how often they are cycled in and out. Generally, by the time they are 10 years old, they have started to become a maintenance issue.
How does a RV slide out work?
RV slide outs work by changing from an extended to retracted position depending on whether your RV is set up for camping or driving. They are typically operated through an electrical system on your RV’s control center, where the push of a button can retract or expand the slide.
Do RV slides break often?
Most RV slides are pulled in and out using an electric motor. Occasionally, these motors will break, leaving the owner to manually pull the slide in and get the motor replaced.