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Old 10-25-2007, 12:49 PM   #1
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I have a Newmar so don't know if this applies to all makes & models. I pressed the "store" button on my jack controller. I then decided to start the engine after a few moments. I don't remember if it was right away but, the travel mode indicator was lit, normally meaning ready for travel.

Thank goodness I decided to do a check before our long trip. Rear jacks were still extended 4 inches.

After I did the walk around, I did notice the jacks down light was lit on the dash despite the travel mode light being lit on the controller. Not sure how the controller and dash light interact. The dash alarm probably would have saved me from driving off.

I turned the jack controller off, turned it back on and hit the store button again. This time the rear jacks fully retracted.

My only guess is that there was a power interruption w/the engine start that caused the jack controller to malfunction.

As usual, impatience is never rewarded and double checking is never a waste.
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:49 PM   #2
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I have a Newmar so don't know if this applies to all makes & models. I pressed the "store" button on my jack controller. I then decided to start the engine after a few moments. I don't remember if it was right away but, the travel mode indicator was lit, normally meaning ready for travel.

Thank goodness I decided to do a check before our long trip. Rear jacks were still extended 4 inches.

After I did the walk around, I did notice the jacks down light was lit on the dash despite the travel mode light being lit on the controller. Not sure how the controller and dash light interact. The dash alarm probably would have saved me from driving off.

I turned the jack controller off, turned it back on and hit the store button again. This time the rear jacks fully retracted.

My only guess is that there was a power interruption w/the engine start that caused the jack controller to malfunction.

As usual, impatience is never rewarded and double checking is never a waste.
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:10 PM   #3
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hi..before i move the rv ,i take a step back and make sure the jacks are up, that i didn't leave any items i usually store under the rv, that all windows are closed and that no antenna or vent lids are up..this has saved me on several occasions..warning lights are ok but i still check..jim
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:40 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JavaJelly:
I have a Newmar so don't know if this applies to all makes & models. I pressed the "store" button on my jack controller. I then decided to start the engine after a few moments. I don't remember if it was right away but, the travel mode indicator was lit, normally meaning ready for travel.

Thank goodness I decided to do a check before our long trip. Rear jacks were still extended 4 inches.

After I did the walk around, I did notice the jacks down light was lit on the dash despite the travel mode light being lit on the controller. Not sure how the controller and dash light interact. The dash alarm probably would have saved me from driving off.

I turned the jack controller off, turned it back on and hit the store button again. This time the rear jacks fully retracted.

My only guess is that there was a power interruption w/the engine start that caused the jack controller to malfunction.

As usual, impatience is never rewarded and double checking is never a waste. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is about what you would expect if you changed the position of the ignition switch or put a extreme load on like the starter while storing the jacks. The disruption of power would cause any number of anomolies.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:35 AM   #5
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Java,

My 03 KSDP will do the same thing. After doing it once I now:

1. Ign switch to acc - Jack controller on, raise jacks.

2. Finish closing things up inside and double check.

3. After Controller turns itself off - Start engine, go outside to do a complete walk around.

By doing it this way every time the jacks are always up and I do a double check inside and out.

I do it that way cause I'm gettin old and sometimes forget!

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Old 10-26-2007, 05:54 PM   #6
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I always put the switch in the Acc. positionand hit store as the buzzer will drive you nuts in the start/run position. I had some problems when coach was new, with retracting, (due to air in lines) but after I replace the retraction springs (after one broke) I have had fewer problems. Even so I do a walkaround and check everything. Just paranoid I guess. Remember Mrs. Murphy, Murphy's Law!!
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Old 10-27-2007, 12:28 AM   #7
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In the accessory position and the engine off you can also hear your jacks retracting as you watch the lights go out. You can hear if you have a slow or stuck one.
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