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Old 08-13-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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My 2005 Itasca has Level Best Jacks. On the last trip while driving the jack down warning lights came on. Upon inspection the jacks were all up. Later it switched to green, all up. When we were ready to leave the CG I pushed the all jacks up, and the pump ran much longer than normal. Then again on the drive back home the lights alternated between jacks up and jacks down. Each inspection found the jacks in the stowed up position. I don't know what's wrong, any ideas?
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If these jacks are hydraulic, the most likely reason is low fluid level in the reservoir. Hopefully you've been provided with documentation for these jacks so you can determine how to add hydraulic fluid.
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Thank you for your reply. I haven't found the tank yet. I will look. The manual says to add fluid to one inch below the lid.
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Level Best is a Kwikee product - see Kwikee Products - Literature for documents & info.

The alarm can go off because it thinks the jacks are not stowed and you are moving or about to move (engine on). I'm not sure if this system uses the hydraulic fluid level or individual jack sensors to determine if the jacks are all up, but it is likely one or the other is giving a false alarm.

I've also heard of intermittent electrical problems, usually a ground, that can cause this sort of false alarm.
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on our last trip back to the stick house, 2008 Winne, with Level Best, we departed our last CG and the jack light and ding, ding, ding (forever) would not stop, indicated a jack down. Our inspection revealed all jacks up. We went 50 miles and I was just about to pull over, put them down again and back up (which I had already done) and as I told my DW that I was pulling over, the light and bell stopped. The dealer has not been able to duplicate the problem. It is suspected that a sensor may be on it's last leg.

One thing I did do on the last CG stop was to re-calibrate the jacks since the site was real level. Don't know if that could have falsely cause this problem when the jacks came up.

I'm interested in what you find.
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I too am interested in what I may find. I was going to go out to the MH today and check the reservoir, but after three hours on the range I've melted. Noo more heat. I will try to get to it in the next couple of weeks, as we are at home for awhile.
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