We have a forest river Grey Wolf 18 RB. We’re at a campsite trying to go home and the slide out won’t operate to come

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Customer: We have a forest river Grey Wolf 18 RB. We’re at a campsite trying to go home and the slide out won’t operate to come in. There’s no sound or anything. Lights work. Electrical connection is good.
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: Inside lights
JA: What is the model/year of your Forest River?
Customer: 2013
JA: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes trying to fix it ourselves. Took the panel off the front of the couch bed. Can’t find reset button
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No cant think of anything else
Answered by Robert in 3 hours 3 years ago
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Hi, I'm Robert. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply momentarily.

You want to check the battery voltage at the battery the slides are normally wired directly to the battery. Also check and make sure you did not trip a breaker, as a general rule any breakers for the DC side are going to be 18" from the battery, below is a picture. To test you would want to see the same voltage on each post to chassis ground. IF only one side has voltage then it is the problem. Many breakers will have a tiny tab on them that pops out when they trip.

Beyond that if you have access to the slide motor you might be able to disconnect the motor leads and jump voltage direct to the motor, if nothing happens swap the wires and the room should move for you.

Hope this helps some.


Thanks, Robert. Fortunately we discovered it was the battery. We thought if we were plugged into electric that powered it. We looked but couldn’t find access to the motor. We’ll have to do some homework before our next trip. Thanks again for your help.

Sorry for the delay, has been very busy with the Holiday Weekend and Hurricane.

I am glad you found the problem.


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