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Old 05-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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help with leveler...I'm stuck half down in campsite

I put the 1st leveler down on our Seaview 31" 1999...worked fine. Second front one went 1/2 down and then all stopped. Now nothing goes up or down. I checked all fuses I could find. Where are the fuses shown in the owners manual shown to be in the "Manual Touch Pad/Control"? I removed the manual control but no fuses were under it! Also, I can't find where the reservoir is to check to see if the hydraulic stablizers fluid level is low. Please help...we can't drive away with 1 leveler down! Thank you in advance.

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Old 05-25-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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What brand of leveler do you have?
Example - Kwikee

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Old 05-25-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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It's called a Level Best 2000
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:25 PM   #5
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Sorry for your troubles but welcome to the forum.

Do you hear any sound when you try to raise or lower the jacks? That can help narrow it down between electrical or mechanical. If the pump is actually engaging, you might have some luck having someone push the "raise" button while you use a 2x4 or something similar to use as a lever to try to "help" the stubborn jack back up.

You might check under your entry steps for the hydraulic fluid reservoir.

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Old 05-25-2012, 02:31 PM   #6
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I believe you are saying even the pump isn't running? If so, two possiblities would be the system does not recognize the coach is in park, or the manual (Parking) brake isn't set. Also are you sure the house and chassis batteries are fully charged?

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Old 05-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #7
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The manual shows 5 fuses as part of what they call the "Manual Touch Pad/Control". These fuses are labeled XF5, XF4, XF3, XF2, and XF1 and the trouble shooting guide says that if one of these goes out it will cause various problems such as what I am having. I just can't find where these fuses are.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:46 PM   #8
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I do not hear the motor working to try to put the stablizers up or down. I have released and re-set the emergency break 10 times and I have placed the engine, while on, into and out of park several times...with no change +-
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:55 PM   #9
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Thanks Rick. I checked under the steps. There are just the 3 batteries. Under the steps themselves is just the motor for the retractable step, and that step.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:58 PM   #10
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Fred, your idea that the system does not recognize that it is in "park" could account for it suddenly stopping. If that's the case, I don't know how to get the system to recognize that it is in park though. Unfortunately, since the one stabelizer is down, I can't drive it or move it at all.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:05 PM   #11
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Bruno - I would find out the manufacturer and call their support line for help. We were in an similar situation about four years ago and I called the company directly. They gave me a sequence of buttons to push on the keypad and it fixed the problem. As an FYI, we were at a campground and when we went to leave the jacks would not retract. Powergear gave me a series of buttons to push -- it reset the system and all the jacks retracted.

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Old 05-25-2012, 03:17 PM   #12
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My powergear unit had a plug on the side of the pump. That is where you check the fluid level and also can add fluid. If the fluid is low, the unit will not work (as I remember).
Pump is located just inside the grill in front of radiator.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:36 PM   #13
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My Power Gear jack system is a 1994 and it has one in-line fuse in the power lead going to the control box. Sounds like yours has several...but you might check if you have that main power fuse too.

Mine also automatically retracts if I take the rig out of 'Park' gear. But there does have to be power, so if that main power fuse is blown, nothing happens, up/down. The wire to the dump valve is green. And if you can find your dump valve (right on the Power Gear assembly), you could jumper it to battery and drop the rig that way perhaps.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:05 PM   #14
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Try resetting the parking brake.

I'll try an locate a picture of the resovior.


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