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Old 10-10-2012, 11:49 AM   #15
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HI,

I was told when I bought my Rv to leave the HWH control system in the "STORE" mode, that is push the store button and have a safe trip.

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:09 PM   #16
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HI,

I was told when I bought my Rv to leave the HWH control system in the "STORE" mode, that is push the store button and have a safe trip.

That's what we do also.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:53 PM   #17
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Anyone have the "Jacks down" alarm come on while driving (for no apparent reason).
Scared the crap out of me and when we pulled over and looked, non of them had moved.
I exercised the jack that had an indicator and then auto secured, and it went away. I have a2011 Itasca Senova 33C.
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Had the same thing happen to me on last trip. Scared crap out of me. I pressed the power button and store and the alarm immediately went out before I got pulled over in the mountains of Tenn. Never happened again. It sure got my attention.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:24 PM   #18
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I push the power and the store button also
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:38 PM   #19
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I had a friend that his alarm went off twice and he looked over to hit the retract on a narrow road and over a bank he went. It destroyed the MH beyond repair. Thankfully he was not injured. When it was over the jacks were up, a bad sensor proved to be the problem.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:45 AM   #20
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this happend to us Monday while coming back from a aweekend trip. I knew what it was, so no big deal. And it reminded me that I HAD topped-off the hydraulic fluid about a full year ago, so I guess it needs an annual shot of juice. Easy to do,but messy with my rig's vertical reservoir.
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I carry a clear plastic condiment container with the little spout and have it filled with Dexron just for that purpose.It's a lot easier then pouring it out of the dex bottle.I have a rear jack that leaks a bit once in awhile and I have found that an occassional check of the fluid level is easier than replacing the seal. Also keep your jack legs well lubed with a silicone spray.Especially if they've been down for several days.
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2004 itasca. My manual says to drive with the store button on. Heat or a big bump sometimes turns on the alarm and wakes up the driver. After a couple of dings it stops.
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I really have nothing to add other than to support the position that with HWH jacks this is no big deal...travel with your "store" button activated and ignore the alarm....unless of course it goes on for a prolonged period of time.
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Mine went off at about 65mph, and boy did it wake me up. I shut down everything after pulling over, and when I restarted it went away. I still don't know why it went off. I have a 2002 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager 40' with the Bigfoot leveling jacks. My wife and I named the motorhome "The Beast", so maybe that will explain it. This is probobly the worst motorhome we have ever had, so I doubt if anything that happens to us is typical. However I think leveling jacks alarms are probobly a common occurance, due to a glitch in the system, that is not important. I would say, have it checked by your RV dealer and then forget about it.
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Mine went off at about 65mph, and boy did it wake me up. I shut down everything after pulling over, and when I restarted it went away. I still don't know why it went off. I have a 2002 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager 40' with the Bigfoot leveling jacks. My wife and I named the motorhome "The Beast", so maybe that will explain it. This is probobly the worst motorhome we have ever had, so I doubt if anything that happens to us is typical. However I think leveling jacks alarms are probobly a common occurance, due to a glitch in the system, that is not important. I would say, have it checked by your RV dealer and then forget about it.
Nothing wrong with having your jacks checked but it is worth remembering that the "jacks-up" is a passive system. The "springs" not hydraulics bring the jacks-up and keep them stored (at least for HWH). If you pull over they are pretty simple to check...are your springs still in place and doing the job? If not ... You need new springs not more hydraulic fluid.
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I pulled the fuse out of the alarm years ago. I always check the lights on the controller, and do a visual check if necessary. Maybe you need the alarm when you are new, but it's really quite worthless. There are times when you need to start the engine when the jacks are down, like oil changes. It's nice not having the damm alarm going off when you do.
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My Riva Systems also alarm dings when the fluid tank is low, especially when going over rough roads/chuckholes/etc.
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I have a PowerGear system as does some of the others that replied. If fluid is low it will cause the alarm as does a bad sensor.
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