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Old 09-01-2006, 06:05 PM   #1
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My jacks would not retract all way while at my home base, no one local were able to work on them. I took to Wakarusa, In. Naturally they worked, but I had not used them for fear I would get stuck on the road. After using them before returning home, they again refused to retract. After much playing around with them, I was able to leave, but when hitting a couple bumps on road, all warning jack lights came on, but went off. I haven't used jacks since. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how was it corrected? Thanks
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My jacks would not retract all way while at my home base, no one local were able to work on them. I took to Wakarusa, In. Naturally they worked, but I had not used them for fear I would get stuck on the road. After using them before returning home, they again refused to retract. After much playing around with them, I was able to leave, but when hitting a couple bumps on road, all warning jack lights came on, but went off. I haven't used jacks since. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how was it corrected? Thanks
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:23 AM   #3
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When you activate the switch to bring the jacks up, it opens a solenoid to allow fluid to flow from the jacks back into the tank. The springs on the jacks are what pull them back up once the solenoid is open. If the solenoid is not opening, you may have a blown fuse (doubtful as it worked at the dealer's) or more likely a bad ground connection. Check the ground to the pump and solenoids. A bad ground could be intermittent. Also check for corroded connections at the solenoids. If you have the RVA jack system, there is a valve on each jack solenoid on the pump that can be opened manually so you can bring the jacks up with no electrical power.
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Old 09-02-2006, 09:13 AM   #4
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yes I have had similar problems with my Power Gear jacks on our MH. Sometimes that work sometimes they dont. The last two times out they have worked fine, but headed to Wakarusa to have mine fixed along with a few other things. I have yet not been able to retract them tho when starting the mh and putting in drive. I will not accept there is nothing wrong while I am there tho, so hope to report something back here in about a week.
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Old 09-03-2006, 02:33 AM   #5
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Welcome aboard ladyrvr66 Glad to have you with us and you're sure to have fun, learn a lot here, and meet a great bunch of people. How about joining the Monaco forum? It's free and all's you gotta do is ask.

Isn't that always the way with things? You finally get your appointment and then everything's miraculously better, so they just pat you on the head and send you home.

Depending on which type of jacks you have, some are spring-return and some are hydraulic-return. May be a loose hose-connection too, allowing pressure to slowly leak down. Do have any leaks?

Rex had some good ideas, and maybe when Crudeman gets back from the factory, he'll have more to share. Coach-Net (or one of the other similar companies) should be able to help if you have any more stranding-problems, too. I haven't had the need to use them, but understand they are worth it.

Let us know how it goes and Good luck!
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:17 PM   #6
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LadyRV66,
The fact that your jacks down light came on when you hit a bump, would seem to indicate a "low fluid condition" . The jacks down light on Power Gear is turned off by a float valve. You did not indicate if you checked the jacks visually when the light stayed on. Some times "low fluid" will keep the light on when the jacks are up.

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Old 09-17-2006, 11:20 AM   #7
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Actually the factory and I could not connect on a appt. but was close enough to DeMartini there in Wakarusa ( bought from them) and had some other issues taken care of along with the jacks. They replaced the control panel and so far everything working like it should.
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