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Old 09-06-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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98 american dream leveling

I just bought a 98 model american dream. I am have trouble understanding if and how the leveling jacks work. When i push the button that say all jacks down I hear air bleed off like setting the parking break but the jacks dont come down. Am I doing something wrong or what should I check?
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We have a HWH system, you didn't say what you had, but with ours you press the button to lower the jacks once, then press the same button again to start the system & the jacks start to go down. Maybe yours works the same way
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Mine are Power Gear......Yours may be too. That's part of the cycle.
(1) Set park brake
(2) Turn on leveller control
(3) Momentarily push "Jacks Down" and the air bags will dump
(4) Once bags are totally dumped press "Jacks Down" button continuously until the jacks contact the ground. You can then press "Front" "Rear" "Left" "Right" as you wish until satisfied
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Mine are Power Gear......Yours may be too. That's part of the cycle.
(1) Set park brake
(2) Turn on leveller control
(3) Momentarily push "Jacks Down" and the air bags will dump
(4) Once bags are totally dumped press "Jacks Down" button continuously until the jacks contact the ground. You can then press "Front" "Rear" "Left" "Right" as you wish until satisfied
Also, make SURE that you raise the front of the coach first, then make contact with your rear jacks.

Remember, your 3 leg jack system is based upon the principle of a 3 legged barstool. You will like it once you get used to it......but always raise the front first or you can twist the coach and pop the front windshield out.

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I have tried all of this but the jacks dont move. Any ideas where to start. Do you know if Spartan will fix these if I go to a service center?
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Just me, but I'd likely try to find out more about how they work before turning it over to somebody that possibly doesn't know anything more about them than I do??

There should be a manf's name on the control panel . That should allow you to look up the operator's/owner's manual with a simple google search. After looking that over, if you still can't get it to work, there's usually a trouble shooting section, or just call the people that made them and ask them for a hand?
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:46 AM   #7
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Good advice on google search for owners manual, my 99 Eagle had a solenoid in the compartment near rear wheels, there is also a quick disconnect there for the alarm if the hydraulic fluid reservoir is low. The hydraulic reservoir was in the same compartment.

Most RV technicians can diagnosis the system, hopefully it isn't anything major. Good Luck!
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