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Old 08-03-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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i have a 2008 winnebago sightseer 26p. the level jacks will not come down. electrics show that rv is level after auto button is pressed. They were working perfect up to recently.
I live in Ireland and the nearest dealer is the usa. Can anybody give me direction on which way to proceed. I will try the fluid level in the morning but I know I did not have any leaks. My slideouts work ok(electic). thank you.
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:29 PM   #2
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i have a 2008 winnebago sightseer 26p. the level jacks will not come down. electrics show that rv is level after auto button is pressed. They were working perfect up to recently.
I live in Ireland and the nearest dealer is the usa. Can anybody give me direction on which way to proceed. I will try the fluid level in the morning but I know I did not have any leaks. My slideouts work ok(electic). thank you.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:38 PM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2.

I've linked your post to the Winnebago forum where your fellow owners will see it.

You will have some help soon.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:58 PM   #4
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I don't know much about electric but probably someone who does will answer.

....But I'll play devils advocate. Did you have the MH in park, did you have the parking brake engaged, was the MH on? Simple steps but sometimes I've had "Senior moments".

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Old 08-03-2008, 05:37 PM   #5
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If you are engaging the parking brake, there is a possibility you have a defective (safety) lockout circuit. I have had problems of this type on another coach.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:07 PM   #6
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Maybe a call ( international long distance, sorry) to Winnie and another to manufacturer of the jacks can get you the best answer, JG
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:02 AM   #7
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Is the leveling unit made by HWH? If so I would start at the power unit with a volt meter and see if the solenoid is energized when the button on the touch pad is pressed.If there is no voltage present you can jumper from the hot lead to the terminal from the pad . This will help you isolate the problem.
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Hi Winnebago Ireland,
Welcome to iRV2. Does your coach have jacks that lift with and electric motor or hydraulic power?
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Before we all start to guess what is going on, we need to know what jack manufacturer you have, and the specific model number of the jack system. That will help you get accurate information to help you diagnose your problem.
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Best suggestions would be to contact Winnebago Owner Relations via phone at 800-537-1885 or perhaps better for your via email at or@winnebagoind.com. I have had great assistance from them via email as well as via telephone. Provide them your rig serial number, a detailed description of the problem, and everything you have tried.
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If you've had any kind of power problem it some times causes the Kwikee control board to loose it's mind. Try unplugging the board by removing the 4 screws on the jack control panel. The board just plugs in.(mine has two plugs) unplug it and just let it set for a couple of minutes then just plug it back in.(it only goes one way). My jacks have done this twice and each time this corrected it. Its worth a try.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:47 AM   #12
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As it turned out, our jacks would not come down because of an electrical short having to do with the parking brake system. Even though the parking brake was on, a message on the dash said it wasn't, so the jacks would not come down. The problem was a wire harness which had simply been "pushed up" out of the way during manufacture of the RV. Over time it drooped down over the top of the parking brake and a cotter pin in the parking brake mechanism rubbed on the harness each time the brake was applied. The pin finally abraded off the insulation on a wire that had to do with the on/off sensing mechanism of the parking brake. After repairing the wire with a new segment, that wire harness is now suspended with an electrical zip tie to the frame under the dash cover, well out of the way of the parking brake.

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