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Old 07-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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front leverlers not descending & generator cutting off

Class A newbie on my first trip with my new-to-me 2006 Damon Daybreak 3276. Got through I-95 and I-495 rush hour traffic in one piece. Arrived at my destination feeling pretty good. Two problems since I got here and would appreciate any advice on either.

1)Hit the "automatic" leveler button and felt the rear was going pretty far up so got out to check and found that the front levelers had not descended! I believe I could hear them trying to lower but nothing happened.

Tried retracting and putting down again with the same result. So, tried the "manual" button and was able to put down the front levelers although they went at different speeds and one didn't go down as far as the other so I put some blocks under it.

Does anyone have any idea what is going on? I haven't had any problems with them in the 2 months I've had the MH and they worked perfectly yesterday when I pulled in the slides and took off on this trip.

2) the generator (Onan 5500) works well when it works however it cuts off after anywhere from 5 to 10 hours of use. I'm thinking it's because of the heat (it's currently 102*) but not sure. I've had to run it a lot during the past week because I was without power due to storms.

Any ideas about what is going on with either issue will be greatly appreciated.

PS - guess I can't edit the title - should be "levelers!"
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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Jacks could be low on fluid or limit switch problems.Generator should run till shut down unless trash in the filter or low on fuel.Check the oil level in both the jacks and generator.LOW oil pressure could be causing both to malfunction
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