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Old 09-18-2011, 10:07 PM   #11
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:06 AM   #12
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Check the connections at the little fuse blocks. On my flagstaff the front slide and jacks did not work and it ended up being the connection was loose. The factory had tightened the nut on top of the red groumet that covered these blocks. Took it all loose, got the rubber from under the screw, tightened it all back up and everything worked.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:03 PM   #13
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Another jack problem

One year ago, we purchased a 2011 Flagstaff 5th wheel and we have had trouble with the front jacks since our first setup after purchase. Fuses blow, the bolts in the system break (even replaced grade 8 bolts) and the legs skip so that one jack is longer than the other. We have fixed this at least 30 times ouselves, dealer does nothing different than we do and we can't seem to find the right people to talk to at Forest River. Thanks for any ideas you can give us.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:43 PM   #14
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Sounds like someone may have held the 'UP' button a bit too long and partially destroyed the gearing in at least one leg. Has anyone looked inside the legs to see if there was anything wrong?
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:10 PM   #15
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Thanks for your reply

Yes, everything has been checked out by our dealership and they can find nothing wrong. We believe they were installed not perpindicular to the frame so as the mechanism turns, it puts too much pressure on it. Grade 8 bolts are extemely strong bolts, much better than those orinally used and it is amazing that the mechanism can break these bolts at all.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:44 PM   #16
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i have a 2011 Rockwood 8282ss and i have the same problem with the front jacks and my rear slideout, keeps blowing fuses, i took it to the dealer they change the fuse and run the jacks up and down and the slide in and out and everything is working fine, i take it home pull it into its parking area go to lower the jacks and NOTHING ( blown fuse again ) i take it back same thing (works fine here )
i must have a short somewhere and the way its going it may never get fixed
i read alot of these post and see alot of people are having the same problems with these Forest River campers, i am starting to think i bought a P.O.S
i should have kepted my SunnyBrook
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:58 AM   #17
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I can not find a fuse or a reset button. Please help! I have spent serveal hours preplexed by this problem.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:49 AM   #18
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Look right behind the battery box for several fuse holder "pigtails".
The black one is the front landing gear. Replace it with an auto-resetting 30 amp fuse from AutoZone or Pepboys.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:29 PM   #19
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Yes, everything has been checked out by our dealership and they can find nothing wrong. We believe they were installed not perpindicular to the frame so as the mechanism turns, it puts too much pressure on it. Grade 8 bolts are extemely strong bolts, much better than those orinally used and it is amazing that the mechanism can break these bolts at all.
Grade 8 bolts are stronger but yet much more brittle so in turn when using them as a shear bolt they may break easier.
whereas a softer bolt gives more possibly lasting longer.
factory most likely used Chinese grade two try a quality grade 5 such as rockford or lawson.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:08 PM   #20
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Thank you very much it works great now. Could not believe it was so easy.
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