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Old 12-11-2012, 05:50 PM   #15
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Same problem with my Scepter. It beeps on turns. Where can I find the pump? The manual shows me where to check/add the Dextron III ATF. Thanks
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X2 on adding a switch to the power lead for the control box. Next stop, I can add oil, or not, depending on my mood, weather, daylight left, etc.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:13 PM   #17
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X4311 fill the reservoir but do it when the jacks are up. Don't ask me why, I have the tee shirt.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:17 PM   #18
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Same problem with my Scepter. It beeps on turns. Where can I find the pump? The manual shows me where to check/add the Dextron III ATF. Thanks
If you don't get an answer about your specific coach & pump/reservoir location, have someone operate the jacks while you track down the sound from the pump. The pump/reservoir are normally mounted together.

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Old 12-12-2012, 09:19 AM   #19
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There are several jack companies, IF YOU HAVE POWER GEAR JACKS, read on, Else, skip this reply.

Add fluid, There are three ways to do this.

WITH THE JACKS FULLY RETRACTED!!!

1: IF there is a dip stick and it's calibrated, Fill to mark

2: If not, then in the side or end of the tank there is a screw, near the top, remove it and fill till fluid till it comes out the hole, replace screw, wipe and dip stick, using a vibrating markign tool or dremel mark the dip stick, (I did it twice, once "dipped" but not screwed on, once screwed on)

3: Add 1/2 cup at a time till the dang alarm goes off.


Reason...

In the tank there is a float switch, The assumption is "Tank full jacks up" so the float senses when the tank is full.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:36 AM   #20
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Pg262 of my 2006 Scepter Manual it is slightly different:

[Power Gear-Hydraulic Three-Point Leveling] "When the leveling system makes unususal noise during jack operation, it may indicate a low fluid level. If the system alarm sounds when driving around corners or over bumpy roads, this usually indicates low fluid level.
1. Chock a wheel fore and aft for safety
2. Ensure all jacks are retracted
3. Unscrew the reservoir cap from the top of the pump. Slowly fill the reservoir with Dextron III automatic transmission fluid until 1/4" from fill plug.
4. Replace the reservoir cap. The reservoir is now at the proper level."

However the picture shows the fill plug (next to the level sensor) mid-way on the reservoir (which is attached to the side of the pump).
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:11 PM   #21
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I had the same prob. with my 03 t.s. and the cause was the up micro switch was out of adjustement it is located on the bottom of the cylnder and switches of when the ram is up ...pk 42
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check your fluid level sounds like it is low
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Leveling Jack Alarm

Well, you guys called it. The problem with my leveling jack alarm WAS due to hydraulic fluid being down about a quart. Topped it off and the problem disappeared. Thanks everybody!
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Thanks for the update, always good to know the solution to the problem
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As one person mentioned, be sure all slides are in when filling your reservoir with hydraulic fluid. If the slides are out, you will overfill.
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As one person mentioned, be sure all slides are in when filling your reservoir with hydraulic fluid. If the slides are out, you will overfill.
Be sure you follow the Manufacturers hydraulic fluid check procedures. For my rig the proper configuration is all jacks up and slides in except the galley slide which is to be extended. Not all rigs require everything in. FWIW
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Be sure you follow the Manufacturers hydraulic fluid check procedures. For my rig the proper configuration is all jacks up and slides in except the galley slide which is to be extended. Not all rigs require everything in. FWIW
Really good point.

The process on my Winnie is really weird. As I recall, it wants jacks up and only three of the four slides retracted.

Moral of the story is that you need to check your manual because there's no universal "right" way to check the fluid level.

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Warning light & alarm

Your unit has a sensor for low oil, and it doesn't take much for it to go off. Make sure the jacks are up before checking it. Drove me crazy before I figured it out
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