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Old 09-01-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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Leveling Jacks Quit

2002 Gulf Stream MH with Dewald hydraulic system for the leveling jacks and slide out rooms. Had a very hard time leveling today on a bad lot. I had to extend and retract the jacks probably 10 times over a period of about 30 minutes. All the sudden, the jacks will not extend anymore at all. The emergency retract seems to work on the power light comes on but that's it. I checked some fuses that said they were for the jacks but didn't see any blown. Come morning, I will check fuses again. Anybody got any other ideas on this problem? Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-01-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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If you ran the hyd pump that much in 30 min. the pump may have over heated amd burned up so would check it as this is a common problem. Hope this helps.

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Old 09-02-2011, 01:52 AM   #3
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Be sure to check the main cable terminals on the motor solenoid for good 12vdc. You may have tripped the circuit breaker feeding that circuit. Gulf Stream (and others) use a manual reset type breaker in this application many times. Let us know what you find.
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running a hydraulic pump for 30 minutes, you probably ran the battery dead or at least too low to power the pump relay or solenoid unless your engine was running at the time.
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