When we arrived home from our Florida trip we had to hustle to get unloaded and to quickly winterize the coach ahead of a strong cold front that ultimately has produced sub-zero wind chills. .
All went as planned until I got to the point of winterizing freezer ice maker. The plan was to empty the ice bin and soak up the water in the ice maker and then winterize the water line. But, when I tried to move the slide it wouldn’t move out or in. When engaging the switch, the controller gave it’s canned “The lockouts are unlocking, please move all persons and items from the path of the slide out.” Then nothing. It wouldn’t budge.
As an aside, our last night at my brother in laws in Rio Vista, TX brought a severe thunderstorm and a power outage. Our coffee pot definitely took a surge as it smells of burnt circuit board. I am guessing that this slide also took a hit to the controller.
As luck would have it, three weeks earlier our surge protector (12 years old) took a dump on us and I had to wire around it. I think we’ve now paid the price for not repairing it quickly.
Additionally, our living room slide has quit locking into place when pulled in. As a result I have taken the coach to a local RV repair shop for evaluation and probably repair.
So, instead of being able to clean the outside of the RV and put it in storage it sits at an RV repair shop awaiting diagnosis. Ugh.