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Old 08-24-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Bad Day on the Road

Well we are on a 4 month Trip in our Georgie Boy Pursuit 2001 that we have had since new. We are on the road on the way back from Upsate New York and got to Niagra Falls and the Jacks sensor started to give a high tone Yell as we got about to the Campground. We parked and put the jacks down and slide out and spent 2 days with the toad seeing everything. Well This morning took the Slide in and went to put Jacks up and Guess what??? Ther right one in the back would not come up. Oh Houston we have a Problem. Lucky for me i put lots of my Tools in a bay and was able to bring it up so we could travel down the road to Indiana but had lots of trouble and sensor yelling that jacks were down and on a Turn Pike there is little or none to stop. Well the end of the Story we made it to Indiana and took the Foot off and will have to buy a Jack in Illinois when we stop tomorrow. We are Buying a New or used DP when we get back to Arizona next Month

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Old 08-24-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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Sorry to read of your misfortune. Who makes your Hydrolic Power Pack? I had the same error on my coach. In the end the whole Power Pack was replaced. While all my jacks went up the "Brain" wasn't getting the correct signal because the pressure in the return line went to Zero, should be +2500lbs psi when the jacks are up.
The whole problem started because Lippert systems had installed the incorrect coupler from the electric motor to the hydrolic pump, hyd fluid drained back into the electric motor and burned it up.
In the end Lippert replaced the power pack bucause to was still fairly new. Cudos to them for that.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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Some days are better than others for sure.

How did you determine you need a new jack? Many of us with "newer" DPs also fight with our jacks from time to time.

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Old 08-24-2012, 07:03 PM   #4
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If you have a Power Gear system, the alarm will sound when the system is low on fluid. Some Dextron III in the tank will usually take care of it. Make sure the jacks are all in the up or stowed position prior to adding fluid.

But,,,,still a good reason to trade

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Old 08-26-2012, 07:29 AM   #5
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Hi all we have the Bigfoot leveling system and when the jack didn't go up I saw oil all over the unit. At least each jack jack is totally inclosed so the other three worked.
I ended up taking the return line off and prying the jack up into the parked position.
Put line back on. Part of the problem was the the foot was loose and didn't make contack with the sensor. As I can use the three other jacks I bought a bottle jack to give support on the dead side. This way we can waite till we get home and have the rear jack removed, find the leak and do any repairs that are needed. Found out that Bigfoot has 3 different feet for the jack and mine being the early one is a bolt on, so if it backs out you guess, it you loose it. Been a good coach just doesn't like wind. me either
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