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Old 06-19-2015, 06:58 PM   #1
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I don't know if the picture will come through...but I am having trouble getting my jacks to go down. The picture is of my jacks control panel. I raised them just like normal when we left home but now the lights come on but nothing happens. Parking brake is on and coach is running. What am I doing wrong? Thanks. David
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:05 PM   #2
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Sorry I'm not failure with your system have you called libbert.
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No I haven't called yet. I was hoping that maybe someone here might have some answers before I called
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:54 PM   #4
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Pull the fuse on the power supply to the jacks to reset the controller.
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Try turning off coach. Most jacks operate while ignition is off and in accessory mode.
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Nope. Tried that too.
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Which model of Lippert Jacks do you have.
Hydraulic or Electric and Model #
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How long were you parked? Is it possible the batteries are at a low charge? Sometimes if I use both the generator and have the engine running, the extra juice seems to make the jacks operate better. Just a thought.


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The jacks are hydraulic and the batteries are charged. We had just pulled in to the site. The power light is on but none of the other lights are lit. When we first got the coach there was a problem with one of the limit switches. The dealer fixed it but I'm wondering if this is more of the same issue.
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Have you checked the circuit breaker and also check your fluid level.


These units are know to trip the breaker.
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Have you checked the circuit breaker and also check your fluid level.


These units are know to trip the breaker.
Ditto.
I have the Lippert hydraulic jacks on my MH and on a few occasions have tripped the resettable breaker.
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The only circuit breakers that I know of are located on the side of the bed frame. I checked them all and none are tripped...though none are labeled as being for the jacks. Are there more somewhere else? Also, where is the hydraulic Fluid Reservoir?


This is a Forest River Georgetown 359TS. The manuals that came with the coach are all but useless (as is usually the case with most RV's from what I have seen).


The red "power" light comes on and if I hit the "emergency retract" button it engages, but the jacks are all the way up. Normally a light that indicates "Jacks Fully Retracted" would be on but it isn't.


What gets me is that they worked just fine when we left the house. We drove about 2 hours to the camp ground and they haven't worked since.
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SOLVED!!!

The wires going into the positive coach battery terminal were so loose I pulled them out with no effort at all. Cleaned up the terminal and tightened everything up...POOF the jacks work like normal again.

Thanks to all for the ideas and help.

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