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Old 05-29-2015, 03:42 PM   #1
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38QRA Jacks Alarm Question

We just joined the band of Tiffin owners with the purchase of a 2015 Allegro RED 38QRA a couple of weeks ago and just about have all of the DW's stuff transferred from our old Itasca to the new Tiffin. I am still learning all the nuances of our first DP.

I have a question about the jacks alarm. I've leveled the rig and extended the slides several times. Is there a way to silence the jacks down alarm while extending the slides? I know I can use the key in accessory position while leveling so the air bags dump then the levelers take over without the alarm going off. Once it's leveled, the ignition has to be in the run position for the slides to extend and the entire time the jacks down alarm is ding-ding-dinging.

I have already tried extending the slides with the key off and with it in accessory position. Neither one works. They only work with the ignition key on and the manual says to have the engine running.

I was just curious if someone knew of a way to quieten the thing down while extending the slides.

Thanks in advance for any input.
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:12 AM   #2
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We too enjoy our new 38QRA. To the best of my very limited knowledge the alarm is integral. But I have found Tiffin to be fantastically responsive to e-mails, so if it really bothers you sent them a note. Personally I find it helpful to remind me the keys on and to keep me thinking about the job at hand. As for engine on or power on: My son used the Allegro last weekend and called in a bit of a panic as the rear slides extended but then the front slides would not respond, I asked if he was plugged in or if the engine was on...that was negative. Once he turned on the engine all was well. Apparently the slides have a high power threshold.
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Old 05-30-2015, 07:01 AM   #3
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Hi Dan & Ro

we too are new to tiffin. and also had an itasca (suncruiser 35p). anyway....

from my call to tiffin; with the levelers, no the noise cannot be dis-engaged. and to extend slides - either plug in to shore power OR engine running as yes, the slide mechanisms want lots of power to work correctly.

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Old 05-30-2015, 11:24 AM   #4
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YES THE NOISE CAN BE DISENGAGED...Tiffin just isn't going to tell you how to defeat a "safety feature."

I have a 2012 QBA but the alarm is probably in a similar location...

Mine was on the right side of the steering wheel behind the flexible ducts. Turn the key so the alarm is on and that will help you find it. CUT THE RED WIRE AND NOISE IS GONE. Make sure to tape or cap the red wire once cut. Did it on my old winnebago too.

Really bad design that forces you to listen to it every time you want to let a slide in or out or the shades up and down....

They should have tied it into the brake (wouldn't be that difficult) so when you press the brake the alarm goes off. Because you have to press the brake before putting it into gear.

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