RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-27-2017, 07:35 PM   #1
Member
 
DC0046's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 55
Lippert Leveling System Motor

I have a 2014 Winnebago of 31KE. The RV is kept inside and only has 13,000 miles on it. The leveling system has always been quirky, but quit me two days ago. All four jacks went down, but would not retract. I was able to manually retract them by bleeding the valves and then using a socket and ratchet on the end of the motor. I am getting good power to the solenoid on the motor and then good power to the motor, but absolutely no motor engagement. The error message on the operation panel on the dash only says error and take it to a service center. Had a mobile RV guy come to my camp site and he also diagnosed it as a bad motor. I have read hundreds of posts on this forum regarding the problems with Lippert jacks! The cheapest I have been able to find the motor was $669!!!! How crazy is that. I am interested in any input anyone might have on this problem. Also, has anyone ever had one of these motors rebuilt?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
__________________
2018 Tiffin Allegro 31MA
DC0046 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-27-2017, 07:51 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Bigd9's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
Posts: 6,464
Have you thought about going to a Starter/Alternator repair shop and see if they would rebuild it? Can you get model number from the electric motor and see if that model is on the internet somewhere?
__________________
Good Luck, Be Safe and Above All, Don't Forget To Have Fun
Pete
Central Kentucky
2006 Fleetwood Discovery 35H, 2014 Honda CR-V, M&G Engineering Braking System
Bigd9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2017, 10:18 PM   #3
Member
 
desertvette's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 50
The motor died on my Lippert system. I pulled the motor out and took it apart, found the plastic brush holder had deformed and was not letting the brushes move. Went to a local starter/alternator repair shop and got a new brush assembly for about $25. Problem solved! Good luck with your repair.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0974.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	219.0 KB
ID:	156307   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0971.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	260.9 KB
ID:	156308  

__________________
Tom
2011 Monaco Knight 36PFT
2013 Jeep Wrangler Toad
desertvette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 08:55 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
G Schulz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Alberta
Posts: 550
What normally happens is the seal on the hydraulic pump leaks and then the hydraulic fluid seeps into the motor and shorts it out. Replacing the motor may temporarily fix the problem but you want to make sure you don't have a oil leak. If you do the pump seal needs to be changed as well. The seal can be purchased locally for under $10.00 it's just the labour to do it as the entire assembly has to be removed to replace it. I replaced mine three years ago and still no leaks.
G Schulz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2017, 05:43 PM   #5
Member
 
DC0046's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 55
Pulled the motor today. No hydraulic fluid issues but it had been full of water. Took it to a generator/altenator place today for a rebuild. Gaskets were bad so having a gasket place make some new ones. Hopefully it will get out of this for $100 or less. Stay tuned for more. Thanks for all the replies.

Oh yea, called Lippert this morning and told them about the motor. Their response was one year from time of purchase warranty and $777 for a new motor...."oh well." They have rapidly become the only game in town for the RV industry. Told the tech about the hundreds of problems with their leveling systems I read about on this forum and response was, "that's the internet." They don't give a $#|!
__________________
2018 Tiffin Allegro 31MA
DC0046 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2017, 06:54 PM   #6
Member
 
DC0046's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 55
Got the pump motor back today. Had a couple gaskets made for the end caps before putting it back together. Also used silicone around end cap seams. Reinstalled it and everything seems to work great. Total cost was $110 rather than the $669 to $895 quote for just the pump, not including taxes. Thanks for all the feedback and suggestions. I feel like I made at least $600 by having the pump rebuilt at an alternator shop and saved even more by not hiring it done.
__________________
2018 Tiffin Allegro 31MA
DC0046 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
leveling, lippert



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lippert leveling system motor Denniscw RV Systems & Appliances 4 10-25-2016 08:19 AM
Lippert hyd slide and leveling motor gmann55 RV Systems & Appliances 4 04-11-2016 01:54 PM
Coachmen: Lippert Leveling System larryne Forest River Owners Forum 9 07-07-2012 04:11 PM
Lippert Auto Leveling Power Pac. Follow on to Lippert Leveling pump Smoking. IMDSailor MH-General Discussions & Problems 4 06-22-2012 06:50 AM
Lippert ELECTRIC Leveling system Sokcap48 5th Wheel Discussion 26 05-13-2012 05:29 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.