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Old 02-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Power Gear Leveling. Anybody have this happen?

We have a 2007 37' Monaco Cayman with a Power Gear Leveling system. Yesterday I pulled into a site, put out the slides, and dumped the air. I began the leveling process using the auto button and the system ran thru the automatic process with the indicator lights flashing on and off. Then the middle light showing we were level came on. The unit then cut off but no jacks had been extended.
I wondered why the jacks had not extended so I tried it twice more and the same occurred. I then placed a bullseye level which confirmed we were already level as parked and needed no further action to be taken. If we are already level do the jacks always stay in the up position and the unit just turn off automatically? I thought they would drop down to steady the coach when we walked. Although i must say it was very stable and my wife says she felt no movement.
Has anyone experienced this before? Is this normal when just getting lucky by parking on level ground? How do I put down the jacks if I just want to do so?
Thanks for any input on this confusing situation.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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Are your jacks electric or hydraulic ?

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Power Gear Hydraulic Jacks

While I do not have experience with DPs with air suspension, I think the jacks should extend to the ground first, then begin the leveling process through the gyroscope. First thing I would check is the fluid level in the Jack reservoir. On mine, they are accessed through ports on either side at the top of the reservoir. Make sure to fill when the jacks are UP.

If the fluid level (Transmission/Hydraulic fluid) is good, then might be a programming, or fuse problem.

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It is a hydraulic system.
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It is a hydraulic system.
Here is a link to all of Power Gears technical documents. Your system should be there. See if you can get a # off yours and check their docs for trouble shooting.
http://www.powergearus.com/tech-docs...word=Find+Docs

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My Power Gear jacks operate the same way. It has only happened a few times so I ran the jacks down manually to stabilize the RV.
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Thanks for your ideas. I just tried it again and it did the same thing. But and it is a big But!! I did a scan of the panels and found the transmission still in gear. So I placed it in neutral and started the procedure again and it worked. My Newbieitis came around to show my ignorance. Thanks for your replies.
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Thanks for your ideas. I just tried it again and it did the same thing. But and it is a big But!! I did a scan of the panels and found the transmission still in gear. So I placed it in neutral and started the procedure again and it worked. My Newbieitis came around to show my ignorance. Thanks for your replies.
Thanks for the update. At least Newbieitis is cure able

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I tried it using manual yesterday and it still did not work. Just proves it really does have to be in neutral to work. I was fooled by it going thru the lights. I was always taught to complete my scan and this time not doing so came back to bite me.
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That is interesting...I always level prior to putting the slides out...
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My Power Gear jacks operate the same way. It has only happened a few times so I ran the jacks down manually to stabilize the RV.
Same here.

As others have said, I level out before extending the slides. When breaking camp, I bring the slides in before retracting the jacks.

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Me also. Level then slides out. Slides in then retract jacks.
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I started out leveling first and then putting out the slides. But numerous postings in these forums have stated to extend or retract slides at ride height. NOTE: THIS MAY APPLY TO MONACOS ONLY!! My manual says to retract hydraulic jacks. Start the engine. Allow time for the air suspension to support the chassis. Then further down after numerous warnings it states press and hold the slide. The switch for the slide rooms are located on the hallway monitor panel. Press and hold the slide room switch to the desired (IN or OUT) position.
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Me also. Level then slides out. Slides in then retract jacks.

That's the way my manual says to do it...makes sense.
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