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Old 09-25-2015, 08:19 PM   #1
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Power Gear Leveling Jacks

I have a 36' 1997 Tropical on a Ford F53 chassis. Today I was leveling the coach and had the jacks down and lost all power to the leveling system. It won't turn on and the light won't turn on. I've made sure the transmission is in park, reset the parking brake and had the engine running. I assume I've blown a fuse but for the life of me I can't find it. Any suggestions from you guys?


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Old 09-25-2015, 09:48 PM   #2
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On our '07 Dolphin, there is a rather large breaker panel, cleverly disguised as just another wall panel, located directly beneath all the monitors, inverter remote, carbon monoxide alarm,. etc. There is also a fuse panel on top of the dash, directly in front of the steering wheel. Happy hunting!
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:07 AM   #3
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it is the switch that is hooked to the emergency brake pedal.
You will have to jiggle it some to make the connection.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:26 AM   #4
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http://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/level...ks-260808.html

Posts No.7 and No.9 might be of some help if you have a Ford F53 chassis.

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Old 09-26-2015, 02:18 PM   #5
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Power Gear Leveling System

Thanks guys for all the information. I've bled the system to be able to get the jacks back up and leveled the RV with jacks. I'll be back home Monday so will tear into it to find the problem. I know I don't have 12vdc on pin 5 of the 6 pin connector.
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Old 09-27-2015, 06:47 AM   #6
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I have a 36' 1997 Tropical on a Ford F53 chassis. Today I was leveling the coach and had the jacks down and lost all power to the leveling system. It won't turn on and the light won't turn on. I've made sure the transmission is in park, reset the parking brake and had the engine running. I assume I've blown a fuse but for the life of me I can't find it. Any suggestions from you guys?


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Start with something simple check battery cables to make sure they are all tight.
That was my problem when mine stop working.
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:16 PM   #7
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Ok, if it was the Parking brake I would expect the display to light up with an error message. He said it did not light at all.

If the ignition was off I'd not expect the engine to be running (Duh) and O/P said it was.

Same for the transmission switch, It would light up with an error.

That Said... The FUSE is a very very very good thought.. #2 on the list is a connection loose.. (Such as the one on the back of the control panel) That and a rodent chewed wire or a major system failure just about exhausts the options I can think of.
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Does your generator start? If not and and your BCC is similar to mine there is a 150 amp DC breaker on the lower right corner of the BCC. The breaker is on the back side of the board, has a lever to reset it with.
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Got it working guys. Just as I had thought it was a blown fuse. The fuse box on my rig is under the drivers side against the wall and very hard to get to. I ended up removing the drivers seat to get to it. Changed the fuse and all is well now.

Thanks everyone for their suggestions and help.


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Good to hear. Thanks for the update.
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Glad you found it.. Glad it was simple.

I will add.. I have had to do some major jack work..

On power gear jacks there are three ways to manually or semi-manually retract depending on the jack you have. ONE is messy.. One is electric (you need to make up a harness for the job) and one.. Well. if you have the jacks with the manual releif valve you operate it,, I'm not that lucky.

If you even need to know the electric method.. let me knwo and I'll describe it for you. You need some special connectors and some wire and clips.
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With PowerGear now owed by Lippert, I can no longer get to the parts and service manual.

82-L0051-00.pdf.
Any have a link? All the Google searches take you to Lippert and no help.

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With PowerGear now owed by Lippert, I can no longer get to the parts and service manual.

82-L0051-00.pdf.
Any have a link? All the Google searches take you to Lippert and no help.

Thanks ...

Have you tried calling their tech support ?
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:19 PM   #14
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I don't have a service need at this time. However, in trying to help on this thread, I found my old link to the manual did not work. I should have downloaded the manual. Maybe I did, and just cannot find it on my computer :(
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