Originally Posted by Lisamoe
We have 3 hydraulic slides (which are frozen) and one electric slide (not the issue). Checked the battery, tried to use generator 110 works but nothing else work. Tried jumping with pickup but battery sparks. On cable Sparks fly also (brand new converter). 12V short is blowing fuses. Got the landing gear up but slides wont move. 3 cables connected to solenoid. Black to black on truck. Black cable to ground on battery. Red cable on center stud on battery and red on truck. Sparks fly.
Sorry for the late response, your post is just now making it to the forum email distribution. Please let us know if you got the problem solved. It sounds like you really need a mobile tech.
First, wire color makes very little difference in an RV. On every RV I've owned, Black wire is positive on the battery, white is negative. The rule is THERE IS NO RULE. Unless you have a multi-meter, and know how to use it, you should call in an expert. Sparks mean you are connecting things wrong, and that is very dangerous.
We can help if we can a lot more accurate information. What is the voltage at the battery, on shore power? What is the battery voltage, disconnected?
You should do some internet research to determine what make of slide out you have, there are many. However, if you have no 12 volts, or have sparks when properly connected, your slideouts are not the problem.