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Old 10-24-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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Power gear hydraulic jack alarm

i have a 99 seaview with power gear hydraulic jacks.

here is my problem. even after i make sure that all my jacks are fully
retracted and the jacks down light is out and i shut off my jack control pad,
driving my rig down the road all of a sudden my jack alarm goes off and the
red button starts flashing. i know the jacks are not down but this happens
on a regular basis maybe 3 or 4 times while i am driving down the road.

i usually just ignore it and eventually it stops beeping and the light goes off.

however it starts all over again a few minutes later?? this is extremely
annoying and seems to happen more frequently just driving down the road?

I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and what have u done
to stop this annoying alarm and blinking light?

i probably would not be opposed to either pulling the fuse or even cutting
the wire to this alarm and blinking light. but not sure on where the fuse is
or which wire to snip fort this annoying alarm and blinking red light.

i know my jacks are not down and are fully retracted so i could definately
live without this annoying alarm. i dont plan on getting rid of the moror
home so i dont really care if this alarm and light ever work again it would
not be too soon for me. what a pita this feature is. i would like to live
without it? any suggestions or help on this issue is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:28 PM   #2
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Have you checked the fluid level in the reservoir, sounds low. If level is OK, the float switch is probably bad.

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Old 10-24-2016, 09:07 PM   #3
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Ditto what Fred said. This is typical when you have LOW fluid level in your reservoir. Easy fix, check it and add fluid. Rook
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:51 PM   #4
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Hey Seaview, It's low fluid. It's pretty sensitive. I left the screws out of our controler and lift the control panel up and disconnect the power plug to shut it up! Plug it in when I get where we are going. Fill it up and it will stop. Look at all your jacks for a fluid leak.
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Old 10-30-2016, 03:35 PM   #5
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Jack alarm

Mine did the same on the road many years ago. I had to unplug the sensor on the resevoir tank on the drivers side of the engine compartment. It was also easy to replace the sensor that was bad. The only discomfort was driving the rest of the trip knowing that my sensor was disabled. Made me check frequently that the jacks were up.
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Old 11-02-2016, 05:38 PM   #6
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Not to be too hard on the original poster but does anybody do any searching for their problem prior to posting a question?? There are probably 100s of postings on this subject and 90% of time the answer is low fluid.
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where is the power gear tank on a 1997 tropical motorhome
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:54 AM   #8
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Ok, Power gear uses a float valve in the fluid tank to tell if the jacks are up. If the tank iks FULL (or very close to it) then the jacks are UP.

Well, for assorted reasons you loose a bit of fluid.. Here is ONE way

In August the temps hit like 100 in the shade, the fluid expands due to heat faster than the tank expands to hold it.. So the tank overflows.

It's now NOVEMBER and temps are hitting 30s and 40s.. The fluid contracts, again faster than the tank, and the tank is no longer full. ALARM ON.

Soulution... Add fluid, likely Dextron III ATF but do read the lable because "Likely" does not = IS in all cases. and not all fluids mix well.
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Originally Posted by steveandluan View Post
where is the power gear tank on a 1997 tropical motorhome
May be to late. On my 99 Dolphin the tank is in the front. Open the hood it is on the left of radiator looking in (actually right side of vehicle). Remove the plug, level should almost be at the top of the threads with the jacks fully retracted.
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