I am trying to get my 2014 AC Revolution back to service. Let me start by saying that this RV has had a problematic life from the outset. That's kind of how it came to be in my care. It broke the will of the owner and it has basically broken mine as well. I just don't have an escape. Anyways, on we go.
In order to get on the road, I have two problems of significance (I've got a boatload more but they aren't show stoppers). First is a Check Engine Light (CEL) related to the DEF system. The second, a new one, involves the HWH jacks.
The CEL problem is an SPN 3031 FMI 2 which, according to the experts at Freightliner and Cummins, relates back to the DEF Heater reporting to the computer incorrectly. My big issue with this one is that I'm not particularly interested in a derate while trying to get to a repair facility. The nearest of repute to me is about 80 miles. I drove it this morning about 140 round trip to get some fresh fuel so the miles are racking up. I guess what I'm asking about with this problem specifically is whether anyone else has had it and did anyone ever derate?
The second problem is my controller for the jacks. So, I went out this morning to get ready to go on my fuel run. I cranked up and raised the jacks. The controller started doing all sorts of weird stuff. At first, I thought that it put the jacks back down but no it only indicated that. Eventually, I checked over everything and took off. The jack controller lit up like a christmas tree. All the lights were flashing. It scared me enough to check again. The jacks were tucked up happily. I went on my trip and got back and prepared to shut down. I pushed the button to level the coach on the jacks. The controller paused a bit then said 'OK the jacks are down' but they are not down. I worked through it a bit hitting buttons and cycling but I made no headway. Right now, I have no control of the hydraulic jacks. That's not good for camping, especially if you've ever seen the inside of this monster with the slides in.
Regarding the controller, I should mention that awhile back I did have a leak at the clearance lights that could've very easily allowed some moisture to get behind that control panel. It was fixed a while ago but I mention it in case it helps with 'guess-timation' of a cause. Does anyone have any insight to offer regarding this controller? Is there some sort of reset and return to function that I'm not aware of. I want to include a picture of the controller but you have to imagine it flashing on and off about once per second to get full effect. I didn't want to attach a video.
I'm not expecting anyone here can miraculously make my RV all better but I'm hoping to get some insight on derate risk. I'd also like to feel safe that the jacks aren't going to decide to level me up while I'm going 65 mph down I-75. This post is a bit lengthy so I apologize for that. I think that it might be serving as some sort of therapy versus what could be accomplished with a stout piece of wood or some vulgar language (still an infantryman at heart).
Thanks to all.....