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Old 06-01-2013, 11:27 AM   #1
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Hydraulic Jacks Warning Beeper

Anyone have an idea as to why hydraulic stabilizer jacks warning beep would sound when the motorhome is accelerating, even though jacks are fully retracted? Motorhome is 2000 Pace Arrow. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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From what I've read and been told, if the hyd. jack fluid is low this might happen. Seems I read that in a very similar thread this past week. You might do an irv2.com search to find the thread and replies.
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fluid level low.

There is a float in the reservoir that will sound a bong noise if the level is low. Add some tranny fluid per the instructions. DO NOT overfill, (which I did). Stop when the bong stops.
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I have had that happen on both Power Gear and HWH jacks. If you hit a few bumps the jack can drop by a small amount and that will show up as a low level on the buzzer. Hitting restore always corrects it for me. Adding too much fluid would eliminate the warning because you do want that float woriking in the reservoir in case of a severe problem.
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On PowerGear jacks, the springs retract the jacks when the hydraulic pressure is removed. Unless the springs are extremely weak, I would not suspect the jack is dropping. The PowerGear system senses jacks down simply by fluid level. Being just a bit low can cause it work normally when not moving, but bouncing down the road the slightly low fluid can cause the float switch to trigger the alarm.

Put a little more fluid in there.

I had a leaking jack for a while, and I got really proficient at pulling the fuse to the jack system to stop the alarm.

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Old 06-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #6
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Mine started beeping after driving a short distance. One jack was down a little. Next time I extended the jacks, I sprayed them with special lube and no more problem.
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uhh... special lube?
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It says on the spray can that it is specifically for levelers. Too lazy to go to the MH to check the name.
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If you have factory jacks, they are Power Gear. Fred Cooper is right. The jacks down beeper is activated by the float switch. slightly Low fluid will cause the float to trigger the buzzer at a bump or anytime the fluid sloshes around. Add fluid and you will be OK.
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Not the case with mine. One jack was down about an inch. I checked the fluid level and it was fine. It needed lubing so the springs could retract it properly.
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If you have factory jacks, they are Power Gear. Fred Cooper is right. The jacks down beeper is activated by the float switch. slightly Low fluid will cause the float to trigger the buzzer at a bump or anytime the fluid sloshes around. Add fluid and you will be OK.
Been there...same simple fix.
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