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Posted: 03/15/20 06:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone know where these are located on a 2004 255rlds wilderness advantage

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If a rack and pinion system, they dont usually have them. The switch carries the entire load.
Do you by chance need a switch?


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Don't know on your unit, but I had one in a storage bay, behind a panel at the rear, maybe 6" tall by 12" long. Two relays (one slide out.) Had to look for it.

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Electric slides or hydraulic?

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Electric slides, must have relays or a controller , as wiring at switches is to light to carry the load which means there has to be relays or a controller

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Check near the battery, mine are in the front basement compartment, battery is on the other side of the wall. Just replaced one when slide would start and stop. They are normally auto resetting but yours could be manual reset.


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ScottG wrote:

If a rack and pinion system, they dont usually have them. The switch carries the entire load.
Do you by chance need a switch?


Gee that's not how mine work.

I have the Power Gear Rack and Pinion.. and the manual. What I did not have till recently is the location of the QWE#$ P@_(*#OU${@# Controller (That's called a ding bat and is the printer's equivlent of the Broadcasters BEEEEEP out of bad language).

The switch tells the controller what it wants to do the controller monitors current to tell the motor when to stop.

IN my case .. Well I won't tell you as they put it in a stupid spot. I'd have put it near the motor. they put it over 10 feet away

How I found it

I got a Cable Tracker from Harbor Freight
Cut the lead to the motor and hooked up the transmitter

Beep beep beep got to a "Y" in the bundle and followed the wrong branch NO BEEP. went back and followed the other branch BEEP BEEP and 2 or 3 Y's later there was the controller board WOW.


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wa8yxm wrote:

ScottG wrote:

If a rack and pinion system, they dont usually have them. The switch carries the entire load.
Do you by chance need a switch?


Gee that's not how mine work.

I have the Power Gear Rack and Pinion.. and the manual. What I did not have till recently is the location of the QWE#$ P@_(*#OU${@# Controller (That's called a ding bat and is the printer's equivlent of the Broadcasters BEEEEEP out of bad language).

The switch tells the controller what it wants to do the controller monitors current to tell the motor when to stop.

IN my case .. Well I won't tell you as they put it in a stupid spot. I'd have put it near the motor. they put it over 10 feet away

How I found it

I got a Cable Tracker from Harbor Freight
Cut the lead to the motor and hooked up the transmitter

Beep beep beep got to a "Y" in the bundle and followed the wrong branch NO BEEP. went back and followed the other branch BEEP BEEP and 2 or 3 Y's later there was the controller board WOW.


Some are clearly different but many, including the last two RV's I've owned, just used the switches with no controller or relays involved.

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Some electric slides use a relay and/or controller, and some don't. Those that don't have a relay use a polarity-reversing switch wired directly to the the slide motor. In a trailer, the system "might" use a relay and/or controller. In a motorhome, it "probably" does. If you're able to see the back of the slideout switch, that will give a clue. If it's a double pole switch with 4 or 6 lugs, it's likely a polarity reversing switch wired directly to the motor. Short of just figuring it out, the OP is doing the right thing asking for somebody who knows with the exact model rig.


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What do these relays look like (for future reference)?

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