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Old 07-22-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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Strange Problem with PowerGear Leveling System

This happened at the end of the last road trip...

After parking, I extended the jacks down and shut down the coach normally.

When I walked to the back of the coach I felt the coach move a little because the leveling foot had landed mostly off in the grass but a little on a concrete driveway.
I heard the jacks retract with lots of spring noise and thought it was some sort of self protection with the jacks. Got out and looked for what the noise was I could see the imprint of the foot partially on the concrete.
When I went back up turned on the switch to energize the leveling panel it went through the self test and then all lights stuck on.

PowerGear tells me flat out if the lights are on the control board has to be replaced. I find it highly unlikely that the control board went bad when it was off and the jack retraction was obviously related to my movement in the back of the coach and having the foot slip off the concrete. Any Ideas?
I don't see any physical damage to the jack or wiring but have not put a meter on the switch or whatever is there to tell the system the jack is down.
I'm going to pull the battery cable tomorrow and let it sit for a while to see what happens. What else can I do or what else should I be looking for.


I've seen quotes of $700 for this board so I don't want to replace a control board to find out it's something else.



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Old 07-23-2013, 10:16 AM   #2
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I think your plan to reset it by disconnecting it for a while is a good idea. My Power Gear jacks sometimes get into some strange state. When they do that, I turn the chassis batteries off for a minute, then back on. So far this has worked. I hope it works for you.
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