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Old 06-23-2021, 10:17 AM   #1
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Leveling Jacks Confused with Hydraulic Slide

I own a Winnebago Journey 36L known to my wife and I as Winnie Jo. We recently have been having erratic performance by the leveling jacks with the control panel suddenly becoming non-responsive and all lights going blank.


Yesterday afternoon I closed the rear slide to move Winnie Jo a few feet. When I attempted to extend the slide I could hear the hydraulic pump running but no movement of the slide.


This morning I went out to Winnie Jo to see if the evil spirits had left and the slide would work. When I tried to extend the slide I heard the pump running as before but also noticed the sound of the springs on the leveling jacks extending.


I went out to see if my ears were deceiving me. Sure enough all four leveling jacks had deployed but the slide did not move. Must be some wires crossed somewhere.


Can anyone offer an explanation and suggest a fix?
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Check hydraulic oil levels.
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I suspect you are correct. Closely check all ground wire connections first, then positive wire connections. FWIW over 89% of all 12V issues are the result of a poor/missing ground.
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Sounds like the solenoid valve for the slide is not opening. Check the ground
and then also see if there is power to the valve. Lippert has some good
manuals for their products on their wedsite.
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:44 AM   #5
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Sounds like the solenoid valve for the slide is not opening. Check the ground
and then also see if there is power to the valve. Lippert has some good
manuals for their products on their wedsite.
JimB

Went out this morning and drove Winnie Jo up on blocks to see if I can fix the jacks and slide. Cleaned the grounds for the solenoids and problem solved. Easy fix.

The new fabric for the slide topper came this morning so installation of that will be the afternoon project.

Owning an older motorhome is a full time job.
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Went out this morning and drove Winnie Jo up on blocks to see if I can fix the jacks and slide. Cleaned the grounds for the solenoids and problem solved. Easy fix.



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