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Old 01-13-2014, 11:27 PM   #1
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Alarm sound

I have a 2003 Monaco Camelot with a alarm problem. After raising jacks from a week of camping and putting into gear and releaseing air brakes the alarm will sound. Sometimes it will last a block or sometimes a mile or two before it go's off. It's not low air pressure
alarm but was told it was over extension of jack alarm. Any idea's on how to fix?

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Old 01-13-2014, 11:46 PM   #2
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I would say, low fluid for the jacks. Mine did the same thing.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:22 AM   #3
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I have a 2003 Monaco Camelot with a alarm problem. After raising jacks from a week of camping and putting into gear and releaseing air brakes the alarm will sound. Sometimes it will last a block or sometimes a mile or two before it go's off. It's not low air pressure
alarm but was told it was extension of jack alarm. Any idea's on how to fix?

geo6
Your return springs on one of your jacks may not be lifting the jack up quick enough. I replaced all of the jack springs on my 2002 DP. The old springs were not tapered on both ends and the new springs were tapered on both ends. In addition to having the same problem you describe, on rough roads one of my jack alarms would sound because the old springs were not holding the jacks in their full return position.

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Old 01-14-2014, 10:14 AM   #4
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Have you ever cleaned and lubed the jack shafts (ram)? I had a similar situation. After cleaning with WD40, then spraying them with silicone based slide out lube the jacks went up much faster and the alarm stayed off.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:38 PM   #5
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geo6.......You more than likely have another issue which is very common to Monaco. It's the parking brake alarm. There is a small switch on the bottom end of your parking brake knob (the switch can be seen when you remove the panel near the driver's left leg) that is about the size of your thumb. This alarm will sound, or continue to sound when you put the coach in gear and then release the parking brake. If adding fluid doesn't solve your issue, here is a test for the switch alarm. If the alarm continues to sound, pull the parking brake back on and then shove it down firmly. This will usually shut it off and tell you that the switch needs to be replaced.

If your switch is bad, it can be ordered from Monaco. The company that makes the switch makes a dozen of them in different configurations and makes it difficult to buy the correct one. Monaco charges about $50.00 - $55.00 for the switch, including shipping. It's not hard to replace, just difficult to get to.

If you go to the Monaco forum on this website and do a switch for brake alarm, you'll find several posts with pictures.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:36 AM   #6
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jack alarm

Thanks everyone for the help. I will try all solutions. Thanks
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:51 PM   #7
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DO NOT lube with WD-40 cleaner.. YES Cleaner and water displacer.. NOT lubricant.

Use the lube specificed in the jack owner's manual

That said.. If they are power gear here is what happens.. at least what I believe happens.

IN July/Aug when you retract the jacks the fluid is rather warm, often 100 degrees, as is the tank but the fluid has a higher coefficient of expansion than the tank so it overflows the tank and drips to the ground. It is now JANUARY, things are cooler, and there is not enough fluid left. so you need to add more.

Two ways, Add like 1/2 to 1 cup or follow the instructions for topping off in the owner's manual.
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HWH jacks specify WD-40. Look at their website instructions...
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