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Old 07-19-2015, 11:18 AM   #1
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Grand Tour Lounge motor not responding

Last night it took a couple of pushes on the rocker switch to get response from the lounge motor to make the bed recline. This morning no response at all to put the lounge upright. Can't find single clue in the documentation as to the electrical circuitry for the lounge switch/motor. Since it started as a hesitation before failing entirely presumably not a fuse. Ideas?
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:58 PM   #2
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Don't know that your GT lounge is the same as ours, but...
For ours I believe that the lounge motor is always (live) - it is not controlled by the 12V battery cutoff. I think it goes through a thermal breaker that is phyisically to the rear of the circuit breaker panel. This puts them inside the messy electrical compartment that is beneath the lounge seat. These thermal breakers are presumably individually replaceable - but I don't know anything about them. What makes this design interesting (ie stupid) is that you need to be able to recline the lounge a bit to reach the nuts holding the seat cushion onto the the lounge track in order to get to the fuse that needs to be replaced in order to recline the lounge a bit.
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Old 07-19-2015, 05:52 PM   #3
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When I started this thread this morning, we were at a campsite and I probably didn't spend more than 10 minutes looking through the "complete" 2015 Airstream Owners Manual. Now that we are home, and I've spent more time studying every page on the electrics and each of the schematics for the Grand Tour I am even more amazed that there does not seem to be a single reference to the lounge motor or its associated circuitry and rocker switch. Am I the only owner that has had a problem with this feature?
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:26 PM   #4
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Two possibilities - the thermal fuse or a loose connector. Either at the switch or near the motor. There is a disconnect right near the motor that may be the cause.


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Old 07-19-2015, 09:01 PM   #5
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Thanks, Mike....I pulled the switch from the roadside overhead cabinet, and it has five terminals...one orange wire (of three) was not connected. I plugged it in but still no motor action. There is voltage across the switch, so I assume no fuse blown. Every thing seems connected at the motor. Bad switch maybe?
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:35 PM   #6
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Check out page 9-20 of the 2016 Owner's Manual, available on the Airstream website. It clearly shows the wiring for the lounge; it also shows CB2 (30 Amps) supplies the overhead switch.
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Since you have 12V at the switch, can you jumper it to one of the other wires to see if the motor responds?
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