RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-15-2018, 04:00 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 2
Jacks retract, but jack light stays on and beeper keeps beeping?

I have a 2012 Itaska Meridian and the jacks will retact but the jaks down light stays on and at the first bump or stop sign the beeper starts. Where are the sensors?
__________________

JerryGaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-15-2018, 04:13 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Denver, Co
Posts: 3
Just went through this last week. Have a 2015 Meridian.
Called company and they were great and walked though a lot of trouble
shooting. Finally tested battery and found voltage was low after having charged for some time. They were the original chassis batteries. Replaced and no more problems. I should say they warning message we got said " emergency retract" and the jacks were up.
__________________

Jgobert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2018, 06:28 AM   #3
Member
 
mspicer1234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 61
Check your jack fluid tank level when your jacks are fully retracted. Most use Automatic Transmission Fluid which will expand when temperatures get warm causing some to overflow from the fluid tank and then contract when the temperatures get colder resulting in the fluid level being just below the tank minimum level sensor. The type of ATF used varies by jack manufacture.
__________________
2016 Fleetwood Expedition 38K; 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Blue Ox Aventa LX - M&G Brake System
Good Sam and FMCA Member
mspicer1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2018, 07:30 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
rream's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 679
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by mspicer1234 View Post
Check your jack fluid tank level when your jacks are fully retracted. Most use Automatic Transmission Fluid which will expand when temperatures get warm causing some to overflow from the fluid tank and then contract when the temperatures get colder resulting in the fluid level being just below the tank minimum level sensor. The type of ATF used varies by jack manufacture.

X2 bet that is it - happens to all of us
__________________
2012 Winnebago Journey 36M Cummins 360
2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited, 35 National Parks
308 Campgrounds, 1496 nights camping since 2009 and 70 K Winnebago miles
rream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2018, 07:32 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Mark D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 516
Quote:
Originally Posted by mspicer1234 View Post
Check your jack fluid tank level when your jacks are fully retracted. Most use Automatic Transmission Fluid which will expand when temperatures get warm causing some to overflow from the fluid tank and then contract when the temperatures get colder resulting in the fluid level being just below the tank minimum level sensor. The type of ATF used varies by jack manufacture.
X2 on this we had the same issue. Jack's all the way up but alarm was going. The fluid was low due to a slight leak at a seal.
__________________
2011 American Coach, American Eagle 45B with 650hp ISX on a Liberty (Mountain Master Chassis K3 Tag) with two Vizsla's and two cats.....
Mark D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2018, 07:38 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
vsheetz's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 13,756
If HWH Jack's, are you sure they are really up all the way? It's common for them to not come up the last 1/4" or so. Periodic cleaning of the cylinder shafts is needed.

To get retracted for now. Extend - spray with WD40 - retract. Or. Use something to lever to jack fully retracted.

Then follow cleaning instructions. This is what HWH has to say about maintaining their jacks using WD40. http://www.hwhcorp.com/ml47149.pdf
__________________
Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2018, 04:53 PM   #7
Member
 
salmonbio's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Great Northwest
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark D View Post
X2 on this we had the same issue. Jack's all the way up but alarm was going. The fluid was low due to a slight leak at a seal.
Ditto... small enough leak on just one of the Power Gear jacks to where it might take months before the ATF level drops enough to trigger the alarms... then just put a little bit in the reservoir and problem solved... except for the slow leak at one or more of the seals.
__________________

__________________
Ready to roll
2019 Winnebago Vista 32YE
salmonbio is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
jacks, light



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HWH jacks keeps blowing 40 amp fuse when trying to retract ptl Class A Motorhome Discussions 6 08-27-2018 05:15 AM
Jack light will not turn off or the beeper Magnafique Vintage RV's 5 01-01-2018 09:31 PM
Levelers up, but warning sound and light stays on buddy110 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 4 06-18-2017 04:39 PM
Leaking left front jack and "jacks down" indicator beeping chucksel Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 15 04-06-2014 11:26 AM
Leveling Jacks Warning Light & Beeper Drumzilla Class A Motorhome Discussions 27 02-12-2013 12:28 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.