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Old 07-26-2019, 09:56 AM   #1
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Where is my controller?

Have been having problems with the Hydraulic jacks in my 2013 American Tradition. Called Valid and Fleetwood about where the Valid controllers are located. One said it's in the compartment under drivers seat. The other says it's back by the engine. Another said it's under the steps. Can't find at any location. I know there someware.
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I thought the controller was the control pad.
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I thought the controller was the control pad.
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I believe there are 3 controllers located under the RV somewhere. Wish I knew.
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In my coach, the leveling jacks controller is on the passenger side, 3rd basement compartment on the ceiling of the compartment.

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I'm pretty sure you have combined air & hydraulic. The Valid/Power Gear system is for air + hydraulic. Valid modified the Power Gear hydraulic system to do that. What I'm getting at is there are both air leveling and hydraulic leveling controls in the Valid/PG system, but hydraulic only in the vanilla PG system. Plus there is the operator panel, the level sense controls, and then the controls which actually operate the hydraulic pump or the air-leveling components. That may be why you get conflicting answers - there are really two systems.

Are you looking for the hydraulic part only, or everything in the Valid/PG system?


I suggest you join the American Coach Owners Group on Yahoo Groups. Lot's of discussion there on the Valid system, plus I think A guy from Valid follows the group and provide help.


https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/American_Coach/info
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:57 PM   #6
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Found my controller

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I'm pretty sure you have combined air & hydraulic. The Valid/Power Gear system is for air + hydraulic. Valid modified the Power Gear hydraulic system to do that. What I'm getting at is there are both air leveling and hydraulic leveling controls in the Valid/PG system, but hydraulic only in the vanilla PG system. Plus there is the operator panel, the level sense controls, and then the controls which actually operate the hydraulic pump or the air-leveling components. That may be why you get conflicting answers - there are really two systems.

Are you looking for the hydraulic part only, or everything in the Valid/PG system?


I suggest you join the American Coach Owners Group on Yahoo Groups. Lot's of discussion there on the Valid system, plus I think A guy from Valid follows the group and provide help.


https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/American_Coach/info
Ok, thanks for the reply. Found the control box! First I'll tell you what has happened. To start, nothing happened when I tried to use the hydraulic jacks. I could level with air. Last winter I got stuck in AZ because the jacks wouldn't come up. He told me to disconnect the white brown wire going to the manifold on the pump. As soon as I disconnected the wire, the pump came on and the jacks came up. From that point on I wasn't going to lower the jacks till I got home. At home (Oregon) I tried to lower the jacks and nothing happened. The rep again told me to jump a wire from the red power wire to the signal wire. The motor did start, but the wire got really hot. Then he said to replace the solenoid. Did that and no change. So, I decided to take the motor out. The inside of the motor was packed with mud and the bearings were shot. Changed the motor and first try the jacks came down and leveled. Then I pressed the Travel button to rase the jacks and in a minute the jack motor came on and the jacks came up half way only.
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