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Old 11-08-2018, 08:27 PM   #1
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Job order when parking for the night does not make sense

We were told to level then open the slides.

Once levelled however the Jacks Down alarm starts and it is very loud. We then need to open the slides with the engine running over this very annoying buzzer.

The same issue when leaving in the morning, fire up the coach, bring in the slides while the Jacks Lowered alarm is going off before being able to retract to jacks.

How do you deal with the alarm? The DW is ready to kill me.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:31 PM   #2
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I do mine without it running and no alarms, just turn the key on
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I do mine without it running and no alarms, just turn the key on
but don't the slides need to be extended after leveling and with the motor running?
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but don't the slides need to be extended after leveling and with the motor running?
some do but some don't. I do but if the key is in the on position without it running the jacks and slides should work. shouldn't be no need for it to be running.
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some do but some don't. I do but if the key is in the on position without it running the jacks and slides should work. shouldn't be no need for it to be running.

Thanks for the info, we need the engine to running before operating the slides. Or at least that is what the dealer told us.
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Thanks for the info, we need the engine to running before operating the slides. Or at least that is what the dealer told us.
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Thanks for the info, we need the engine to running before operating the slides. Or at least that is what the dealer told us.
your very welcome sir, I would still try it without the engine running. another thing if you pull into a campground at night with engine running some of the neighbors get upset.
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Just ignore the annoying alarm. Or find the alarm and quiet it. Some are adjustable. Else tape it up.
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Thanks for the info, we need the engine to running before operating the slides. Or at least that is what the dealer told us.
The reason for running the engine is only to insure 12VDC voltage is adequate to power the motor for the HWH hydraulic jacks. It is sensitive to low-voltage. I suspect that also hold true for electric jack/slide motors.
I've never had an issue with voltage when the drive engine is off. I turn the key to acc, which powers the motors. No alarms will sound with the key in acc position.
I you're dry camping and battery bank is old and fades rapidly, simply start the genset and turn key to acc.
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The reason for running the engine is only to insure 12VDC voltage is adequate to power the motor for the HWH hydraulic jacks. It is sensitive to low-voltage. I suspect that also hold true for electric jack/slide motors.
I've never had an issue with voltage when the drive engine is off. I turn the key to acc, which powers the motors. No alarms will sound with the key in acc position.
I you're dry camping and battery bank is old and fades rapidly, simply start the genset and turn key to acc.
We found by accident the the Jack's and slide work very well with the key in the accessory position. No alarms!
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1. Never listen to the dealer. They don't care.
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There are a lot of great, smart, caring, people in the motorhome industry you are smearing. #1 Our dealership was owned by a REAL christian man who did everything in his power to satisfy his customers. #2 To win a customer award prize from Fleetwood, you had to have a customer satisfaction rating of 97% or more. We one 15 years in a row while I was service manager. I totally disagree with your first two statements.
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How do you deal with the alarm? The DW is ready to kill me.
Perhaps a momentary push button with normally closed contacts, to interrupt the buzzer as long as the button is held. "Momentary" so you don't forget to turn it back on (just release it) in case it warns of other dangers or problems, too.
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Our slides move on pedestal power. Don't need engine running or key on.
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Call Winnebago... When we had an '11 Journey they said ALWAYS have the engine running when moving slides. The only time we had slide trouble in 75,000 miles was when I didn't have the engine runnig!
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