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Old 09-19-2020, 08:34 AM   #1
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Parking Brake Not Engaged warning for leveling jacks 95 Fleetwood American Dream

Out of the blue, I cannot lower my leveling jacks. I get a flashing light on the control unit for the jacks that says Parking Brake Not Engaged.

The brakes are clearly engaged (air brake system).

I have read that this can simply be the sensor that determines if the parking brakes are set although I get no other indication that this is the case (no other lights or warnings).

I have only had this RV (1995 Fleetwood American Dream) for about a month or so. Been fixing all the odds and ends that needed it. Have taken it on one trip and a few test drives. Jacks have always worked fine as I do like to set them down if I need to crawl under in case the air suspension wants to drop or fail, just for a little extra reassurance.

So, now I have no use of the jacks at all since the system thinks the parking brake is not engaged. I have tried to set, reset, start, pressurize and depressurize, etc, hoping the problem might correct. No such luck.

I am hoping someone else has dealt with this problem on this specific unit and can lend some advice or a solution. TIA.
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:53 AM   #2
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The switch may be right behind the parking brake knob panel.

Pull the panel out and look for 1 or 2 switchs connected to the air control.

Jump the 2 wires on the switch and see if it fixs it. Switches are common parts at truck shops.
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:21 PM   #3
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The switch may be right behind the parking brake knob panel.

Pull the panel out and look for 1 or 2 switchs connected to the air control.

Jump the 2 wires on the switch and see if it fixs it. Switches are common parts at truck shops.
I looked there and around the brake pedal too. I didn't see anything that looked like a sensor or anything with electrical leads from it. Maybe I will look again to be sure. I saw someone else mention, about a different vehicle, that it might be around the rear axle. Does that seem possible?
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:50 PM   #4
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parking brake switch

Although mine is newer it screws into the control that the parking brake knob is on. Right by the two air lines.
Twinboat is right. I will be replacing mine tonight since i have the same problem.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:15 PM   #5
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I looked there and around the brake pedal too. I didn't see anything that looked like a sensor or anything with electrical leads from it. Maybe I will look again to be sure. I saw someone else mention, about a different vehicle, that it might be around the rear axle. Does that seem possible?
You will not find it back near the rear axle.
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Parking Brake Not Engaged warning for leveling jacks 95 Fleetwood American Dream

If you have Atwood Level Legs, the connectors on the control board, not the front panel, are subject to corrosion. Possibly, you can pull the plug up and reinsert a few times to make good contact, but do it carefully because the pins are tiny and can pulled out of the board. New parts are not available. May find used. I replaced ours with HWH. Pricey, but best thing I did.
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