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Old 06-26-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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Front Power Jacks not working

Hello all. I have a 2011 Rockwood 8286WS 5th wheel. I had the strangest thing happen to us this weekend. We get to the campground and I unhook from my truck. The front power jacks seemed to be working fine. I step away for a moment and come back to make some minor adjustments with leveling. The front jacks would not work. I check the back power jacks and they work! I checked the fuse and it is fine

We troubleshoot all weekend and get ready to leave and my wardrobe slide in the front bedroom will not work either! The super slide is working, along with the power awning! I'm very tired after having to manually crack both the jacks and the slide it. I'm also stumped as to what happened. Does anyone have any ideas as to what is going on?
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:43 AM   #2
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Come on....I have the same same problem with my Fifthwheel.....what happened ? Can I fix it myself ?
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:50 AM   #3
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Well, if you are SURE the fuses you checked are the correct ones and you have checked for 12 VDC power at the jack screw switch; it could be a bad winding on the motor I suppose.

In my camper, behind the gas bottle at the top, is a black piece of tape. Under that tape is a hole. That hole gives access to the stub shaft on the power transfer shaft that connects the two jack screws.

Put your manual Landing Gear/slide hand crank through the hole and onto the stub shaft and rotate the shaft slightly and see if the motor will now run. If it does, it is new motor time when you get home.

If it does not, then keep cranking as that crank will be your new friend until you can... get a new motor.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:55 AM   #4
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Thanks, but why my front slide out doesn't work either ? It must be a fuse problem, no ? But all my fuses in the electric panel are fine, is there another one hided somewhere ?

Thanks again,
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:10 AM   #5
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Hug,

THAT was what I was getting at. There is a 30 amp fuse on a green pigtail BEHIND your battery for EACH (one for your landing gear and one for each main slide). My camper has 3 there.

They are so hard to get to I replaced them with 30 amp auto-resetting current limiters and then moved them when I reorganized my battery area.
Look in the attached photo lower right area for the green pigtails.
Like the black pigtail fuse holder but green or orange.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:19 AM   #6
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Answer,

My dealer called, there is a tiny tiny reset buttom on the little junction box when you follow the red wire of the batterie. The rest bottom is on the face down of the box so, invisible !!

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Thanks a lot HERK7769
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:28 AM   #8
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Thank you all for the responses. I'm gonna find those fuses when I get home!!
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:57 AM   #9
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That is a "Manual" resetting current limiter.
I would replace it with an automatic one in any case.
Why not when they are almost the same price?
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:49 PM   #10
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This forum is great!

This exact thing happened to me. While camping, front jacks and front slider were working fine. Got home and jacks didn't work. I also noticed that the front slider (wardrobe) wasn't working either. I checked all the fuses and they were all fine. I had to manually retract the jacks.

I got on the computer, did a search on this forum and this was the first thread in the results. Went back to the trailer and found the "tiny tiny reset buttom on the little junction box". Jacks and slider are working now. Thanks again!!!
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