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Old 07-12-2015, 08:04 AM   #1
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HWH jacks down aubible

We recently purchased our 2016 Itasca Ellipse Ultra and love it.....except..... the audible alert for 'jacks down' is excruciating. I park the rig, level it and run out the slides while my husband takes care of the outside hookups.

I read other posts asking why you would have motor running with jacks down, etc. So to begin: motor must be running to extend/store jacks as well as run out/bring in slides.

It also must be running when talking with a service rep to diagnose some issues on the coach (yes, new coaches do have issues ).

This is our 3rd motor home and the other two had audible alerts that were much easier to deal with. I also have hearing aids which exacerbates the situation. Each beep is like a sledge hammer through my brain! And no, I cannot remove them while talking with a service person.

I do not want to disconnect the alarm (by pulling the fuse, disconnect wires, etc as mentioned in other posts). I just want to decrease the noise a bit. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:53 AM   #2
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If it a piezo type buzzer, you could place a piece of tape over it to deaden the noise some.
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:02 PM   #3
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While plugged into CG electricity, turn the key to ACC to operate the jacks. The buzzer should not sound. Yes, the 12V system must be fully-charged to operate the jacks, but the engine doesn't have to be running, the converter/charger will fulfill that requirement.
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Thanks, RLBCCB. Have used this 'fix' before on our golf cart. Knowing what the bell looked like made this a quick fix. Interesting we still use duct tape and baling twine to fix these new rigs. McGyver would love it!

Ray, In....Still sounds with key in the ACC mode. A piece of tap deadened the sound sufficiently - still heard if/when it goes off, but not the ear-splitting noise like before.
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Glad you got the buzzer level controlled. I assumed your Itasca was wired like my Winnebago, wrong again.
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Glad you got the buzzer level controlled. I assumed your Itasca was wired like my Winnebago, wrong again.
Glad Ray beat me to it, I would have made the same suggestion based on our Dutch Star!
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