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Old 06-01-2014, 04:53 AM   #15
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Oh crap, didn't read they were electric. Guess my photo's are useless then. Sorry.


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On my levelers the RETRACT button works for manual or automatic. The AUTO button uses a controller to do it's function to raise.

I'd be pretty surprised if it (RETRACT) is different on other systems since it's not a "controlled" function i.e. doesn't use the controller.

So in other words, IMO, if it won't retract with a button push then it's most likely a mechanical malfunction like corrosion that Cliff mentions.
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:25 AM   #17
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Hope it cleared up on it's own this morning. All my links to Power Gear are not working site must be down as Cliff says. You never did say is panel flashing error mode? Problem most likely corrosion on brake. Some have had good luck just wire brushing and clean brake to get them going until they can order a new one. But then this is going to require crawling underneath rig. Hopefully the mechanic you get knows about this. It can be retracted manually go back to previous post of mine.
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I solved the problem of being stuck at this campground by jacking up the RV and removing the jack, that was hyper-extended. I hope I didn't violate my warranty, but it beats having the RV towed to a repair shop. The RV campground was a 2 on a scale of 1-5, I needed out of there.

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That's one way to do it . Let us what it was when you can.
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If you want to make a good thought out decision about repair, go to Walmart and buy some leveling blocks and use those instead of the jacks. Then you can take your time getting the right repairs.
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I uderstand how you feel, glad your out of there
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We have a 2008 Fleetwood Bounder 35H and are experiencing the same issue. Our right rear Power Gear Electric jack will not come off the ground. I spoke with a technician at Lamsa RV who advised me to disconnect the harness and using a separate 12volt source connect that to the jack and run the jack up. I tried that however the jack will not move the motor only hums. I have contacted a local mobile RV tech who will be here on Friday. Fortunately the coach is in our yard so this is just keeping us at home for another week or so.
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I have power gear hydraulic jacks. When one went bad, they had to manufacture it. They now only make them to order for older motorhomes. The garage I was at told me they had a lot of cutbacks so they don't keep a lot of inventory on hand. $ 800 plus labor, and a 1 week wait. I'm glad I wasn't stuck somewhere.
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I solved the problem of being stuck at this campground by jacking up the RV and removing the jack, that was hyper-extended. I hope I didn't violate my warranty, but it beats having the RV towed to a repair shop. The RV campground was a 2 on a scale of 1-5, I needed out of there.

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My electric jacks are Atwood, but same may apply to your situation.

Each of my jacks has a 1/2" nut on the gear assembly for manual retraction.
I carry a cordless drill with the right bit to put a socket on the jack and then hit the drill.
It takes 500 revolutions to move my jack 1".

I have one that sometimes throws an alarm/fault and won't retract. I put my drill on it for about 5-10 seconds...just enough to move it.

That clears it up every time.

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The brake on the Power Gear electric jack must be released ( or removed if corroded ). Then it will manually raise with a drill as the Atwoods do.
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The brake on the Power Gear electric jack must be released ( or removed if corroded ). Then it will manually raise with a drill as the Atwoods do.

I had the same jack inspected, cleaned and lubed, just 30 days before this occurred . I am going to drive to a wedding in Wisconsin on Wednesday and will stay at campgrounds without my jacks down, with sides out. The repair shops can't get to me for a week away. Does anybody see a problem with this?

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Buy leveling blocks to use in case you need to level. You can get them at Walmart like I mentioned earlier.
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