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Old 11-04-2014, 04:01 PM   #1
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I'm new to this forum, need some help, please.

I recently bought a used 1997 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 37WDS with the Cat diesel engine. It's a marvelous coach, but like any older equipment, it has a few flaws. I'm trying to learn how to do some of the maintenance myself. The first time I drove it, a loud shrill alarm sounded during the entire 1 hour trip. I checked the slide to see that it was in, and the jacks appear to be all retracted up. Does anyone have any idea what causes this condition? One jack is bent and jammed, but it appears to be all the way up, as far as I can tell. Also, the spotlight won't operate at all, the fuse blows whenever I try to toggle the control switches. Any suggestions or advice on what to do would be greatly appreciated.
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Was your air pressure at 100 Psi or more? It should alarm at 60 psi.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:33 PM   #3
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CO2/smoke alarm?
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Glad you're aboard. Any warning lights along with the alarm? Best of luck on a solution. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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WARNING LIGHTS. Do all the dash warning lights illuminate when you 1st turn the ignition on? Could one of the lights be out ? The one that corresponds to the audible alarm.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:54 PM   #6
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Air pressure was at 125 PSI.
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The alarm stops when I shift into N, so I don't think it's a CO or smoke detector.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:56 PM   #8
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No idiot lights come on, only the loud alarm.
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If the alarm goes off as soon as you shift into gear, probably it's telling you that it senses the leveling jacks are down. I've done that before and the coach threw a hissy fit. Good luck.
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Welcome to the club. Almost a year ago we bought a 1996 Holiday Rambler Imperaial, so we may find ourselves fighting some of the same gremlins.

Your alarm, you say, silences when you shift to neutral. I think that might occur for two conditions, one is a leveler jack not fully retracted. The other would be TV antenna not stowed.

Good luck chasing down the issues you will likely find on an older coach like you and I have chosen. Don't hesitate to post them. The folks here on the IRV2 forums are super helpful in resolving problems.

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Just guessing but if you have a damaged jack even though it's all the way up the sensor magnet may be off indicating it's still down. Are there any lights on the leveling jack control panel?
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I'll check and see if any lights are on. Thank you for your assistance!
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Could also be low fluid in Jack tank.

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I get an alarm if I put the transmission in gear when the parking brake is on. Maybe you have a problem with the switch, which I think is on the back of your brake button.
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