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Old 11-15-2013, 04:42 AM   #1
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Jacks alarm while driving

While driving my Monaco knight dft from storage to my house (3 mi), the jacks alarm started to sound. Visual inspection produced nothing wrong....all jacks were fully retracted. We have just entered a cold snap with temperatures dropping into the 20's. I would appreciate your thoughts as to what might be wrong and what I need to do to correct it. The alarm did go off by itself but it did it again the next day. I haven't tried lowering the jacks...maybe they just need to be exercised.
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check the fluid level, low levels will set off the alarm
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Here's a link to some previous threads that may assist but I agree it's probably a fluid issue.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Jack...earch=irv2.com
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:11 AM   #4
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Here's a link to some previous threads that may assist but I agree it's probably a fluid issue. https://www.google.com/search?q=Jack...earch=irv2.com
Makes sense....many thanks!
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We just replaced our fluid tank after it developed a fracture, had no idea that we were losing fluid until our alarm kept going off and on.
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A different Coach, and most likely a different system, but I have had this problem for over 2 years. When I deploy the jacks and they sit for a day, when I retract them the alarm does not go off. I could drive 80-100 miles and all of a sudden it would stop.

To make a long story short, even the Winnebago Factor Service Center could not figure it out after spending 10 days there. My dealer has tried with no luck. Kwikee recommended to start swapping parts out.

In the meantime I took the control panel off and put in a toggle switch. Now when it dings i just throw the switch and the alarm shuts of. Makes DW's sensitive ears real happy.

Good luck and i really hope it is better than mine is.
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I was told by an RV shop that some of the sensors are very very sensitive. Mine occasionally goes off while driving. I simply push the store button briefly and it stops. Some have pulled the alarm fuse. My oil level was fine.
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I was told by an RV shop that some of the sensors are very very sensitive. Mine occasionally goes off while driving. I simply push the store button briefly and it stops. Some have pulled the alarm fuse. My oil level was fine.
Check the condition of your wires where they enter the float switch. Mine were cracked and I had to reseal them because they were shorting together.
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Check the condition of your wires where they enter the float switch. Mine were cracked and I had to reseal them because they were shorting together.
Thanks for the update!
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Thanks for the update!
My problem just reoccurred this past weekend. I topped up the reservoir with some trans fluid (even though oil level was up to the peep hole) and that ended the problem.
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We have had the same thing occur on several occasions in cold temperatures. Especially when starting out for the day and making turns. After driving a few miles the problem would go away. The first time it occurred we checked everything carefully and all the jacks were up. The dealer maintenance shop said it was probably caused by a micro-switch that needed a slight adjustment. It has only happened when it is cold.
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We have had the same thing occur on several occasions in cold temperatures. Especially when starting out for the day and making turns. After driving a few miles the problem would go away. The first time it occurred we checked everything carefully and all the jacks were up. The dealer maintenance shop said it was probably caused by a micro-switch that needed a slight adjustment. It has only happened when it is cold.
I never gambrel the temp a second thought though it was cold here also. Thanks for posting!
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What happens.. Trans fluid expands faster than the steel tank so in August, when it's 100+ in the shade the tank overflows and fluid is lost.

Today it's not 100 in teh shade, it's much closer to 000 (Well below freezing) and thus the tank is now low on fluid.

Others have told you what to do (Top it off)

I did mine about a month ago.
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What happens.. Trans fluid expands faster than the steel tank so in August, when it's 100+ in the shade the tank overflows and fluid is lost.

Today it's not 100 in teh shade, it's much closer to 000 (Well below freezing) and thus the tank is now low on fluid.

Others have told you what to do (Top it off)

I did mine about a month ago.
X2 Had the same problem. All jacks up but the alarm wouldn't shut off when I put it in gear. Topped it off....problem solved.
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