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Old 08-30-2014, 11:37 PM   #393
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Check the hydrolic fluid. Not sure but sounds like lime you might be low on fluid.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:46 AM   #394
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Replaced the drivers side slide toppers with fully enclosed model. Much less wind noise, now to replace the curb side. They where supposed to add gutters at the same time; however, the repair facility service manager didn't like the way the liked when he did the rough fit so he order a different brand costing him more money but not passing on any increase to me. I really appreciate the integrity of Russell RV in Conroe, TX.
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:08 AM   #395
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Just getting ready for a trip and ran into a problem with the Lippert levelling system on our 2010 3772. I dumped the air out of the suspension and with the engine running started the levelling system. The rear jacks came down and then the system stopped. The control panel is still live so I turned it off and back on again and tried to retract the jacks but there is no response from the system although I can hear something 'clicking' on the other side of the firewall when I press the retract button. Trying to start the system in auto mode does nothing except the clicking sound when the button is pushed. Can't get hold of Lippert until Tuesday morning so hoping someone on here would have any ideas. Got lots of fluid and no leaks.

My coach has Power Gear, but will your system allow you to go into manual mode? In manual, I then have to hold the retract button & they come up. Just a thought.
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:45 PM   #396
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Tire Pressures

Ok, the dreaded tire pressure questions.... Just returned getting the coach weighed at a Pilot Cat scale. I have Goodyear 275/70R 22.5.. I have the Goodyear chart, but I'm lost. Is this chart for individual tires? The front weighs 11820 and the rear 18640.
Would someone direct me the correct way to read this thing?
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:07 PM   #397
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Check the hydrolic fluid. Not sure but sounds like lime you might be low on fluid.

I hope that is the problem... Make sure your jacks are fully retracted/all the way up when when you check the reservoir...the tank always reads low when the jacks are extended...but you probably know that :-)
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Ok, the dreaded tire pressure questions.... Just returned getting the coach weighed at a Pilot Cat scale. I have Goodyear 275/70R 22.5.. I have the Goodyear chart, but I'm lost. Is this chart for individual tires? The front weighs 11820 and the rear 18640.
Would someone direct me the correct way to read this thing?
Thanks a bunch.

The age old question ... I put around 112 PSI in all four in the spring... You loose about a pound and a half each month ...the best ride really is between 100 to 105 PSI...feels like you are floating on a cloud...
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:26 PM   #399
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Thanks Jim..
I was running 115, didn't like the way it handled..Went down to 110, which made a huge difference to the better. This was without weighing. We have a trip coming up this weekend and wanted to know where we was at for pressures. Did a lot of research and your input, I think we have it figured out. I'm going to drop down to 105 all around and see what it feels like this time. By the charts and ciphered them we are still higher than the minimum pressure by weight.
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Thanks for the suggestion. My Lippert system has manual as well as automatic. In Auto nothing happens except a clicking sound from the hydraulic manifold area when the retract jacks button is pushed. In manual mode nothing happens when any of the 4 position buttons are pushed except the same click (on & off) from the manifold area. I'm beginning to think it sounds like a solenoid. I did put a socket on the end of the motor and it seemed to turn freely. The control panel is live and the signal is going to the manifold/valves/motor assembly but for some reason the motor wont start. Before I start dismantling I need to talk with someone who knows the logic of the system in case there is a way to get any fault codes. I guess that will be Lippert after the holiday weekend. These big buses are complex machines but how we luv 'em
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Thanks for the suggestion. My Lippert system has manual as well as automatic. In Auto nothing happens except a clicking sound from the hydraulic manifold area when the retract jacks button is pushed. In manual mode nothing happens when any of the 4 position buttons are pushed except the same click (on & off) from the manifold area.
Sounds like ours when the leveler motor went out. We was fixin to head out on our trip, but the levelers wouldn't retract at all. Called dealer, they told us to bring it in. Yea, right..I can't move it. I did get the jacks up to move the coach by changing the valve direction and using a drill to turn the pump. The dealer contacted a mobile rv guy, which was great. He got a hold of Lippert to get some info. The motor had a seal on the shaft leaked and shorted the motor, full of hydraulic fluid. The RV guy said the new motor had a double seal on the shaft so this hopefully dont happen again. We didn't make our trip. Guess it was a good thing, since a hurricane came through at the time we was gonna be at our stop.
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Thanks to all for your suggestions. I pretty sure the pump is shot. For those of you who have pre 2011 Astorias you will know that the pump assembly is on the fire wall under the front hood and about a far over to the inside of the front cap that it was possibly to place it without it touching the camera wiring! Watch this video and weep.
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Good video...it would be nice if it were that easy to get to...mine is passenger side front cab...beside the generator...tight in there but I guess I could get to it to manually release...I will have to give a better look and see...
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Yes good video.. Mine is up front also...I had to disconnect some stuff to swing it a little to get the drill in to turn the pump. The power wires was giving me the most trouble being in the way.. My pump was good, but the motor was fried from the single shaft seal hydro leak.
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I have the Power Gear system & it is in the front passenger side as well. This past late spring I had to replace the motor & solenoid. It was a challenge, but I was able to get in there and replace them.
My problem occurred from my control unit in the BCC compartment getting wet & the motor would turn on & run while I was going down the road. First time it happened scared the crud out of me thinking the jacks were coming down. It fried the motor. I finally sealed the compartment and stopped any moisture getting in there before motor replacement. The PG tech's help me a lot troubleshooting the problem when it started.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:05 AM   #406
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When you get a chance...take us a few photo's of how you sealed that thing ...from getting wet...cant imagine how you did it unless you boxed it in with some type of material...wood/fiberglass/sheet metal???
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