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Slides and auto leveler not working. No power to leveling…

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Slides and auto leveler...

Slides and auto leveler not working

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make/model/year of your RV?

No power to leveling system or slides

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

It is gone completely.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your RV?

2017 Montana high country

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Country yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. We have new battery, checked fuses.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: RV
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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 10 months ago
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Ok what do you need to know
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 10 months ago

With only one battery this is going to be an ongoing issue. Any RV with both levelers and slide outs needs at least two batteries and the larger the better. These use a lot of power and can suck one battery down quickly, even when plugged into shore power which should always be the case when trying to move the slides and leveling. Do you have a small digital multimeter so we can do some testing? That would be the quickest way to track down the problem. I suspect that you tripped out a shortstop breaker near the battery. A meter is about $20 or so and easy to use and I can direct you in some quick testing to track this down. all follow ups are included in our fee.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
We have a meter.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 10 months ago

S​ee the attached photo link of what one looks like. May be covered by a red cover. Small black button on the end with the copper post. Push that in to reset it. https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=BqT81%2fi2&id=8D4939A7F0965679E3E29C89B963B0D9C24CDC15&thid=OIP.BqT81_i2snOEu0WIlAltMAEsEY&q=shortstop+breaker+photo&simid=608020010549251637&selectedIndex=0

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Where is this located
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 10 months ago

By code they have to be within 18" of the battery(s) and follow the red battery lead right to them. There may be more than one. Testing can show if this is tripped or bad quickly.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 10 months ago

When these are working and not bad or tripped, the DC voltage on both posts should be about the same. When plugged into shore power that would be about 13.7 VDC.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 10 months ago

J​ust following up to see if perhaps you missed my earlier responses to your question? Easy to do considering the volume of e-mail that most of us get every day! If you need me to resend it please let know. Thanks!

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