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Old 09-07-2011, 11:02 AM   #1
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Power Jacks keep blowing fuses

I just took delivery of my lightweight Surveyor SV-294, and it seems to blow the 15A fuse every time I retract the stabilizer jacks. Has anyone else experienced this? Should the dealer be able to fix it? So far the only thing they have offered is to replace the fuse. Not much help if it just blows again the next time I use it!

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Old 09-07-2011, 11:20 AM   #2
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That is interesting. I wonder why the are not blowing the fuse when you extend them?
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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Several here have reported similar problems. The cure is to replace with either a
20A fuse or a resettable circuit breaker.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:28 AM   #4
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You would think there would be more amp usage when extending them.
I wonder if there supposed to have a 15 amp fuse?
my slide outs are 30's .
15 amp may be a little low which makes me wonder if its correct.
Someone will know.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:29 AM   #5
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I vote for a 12 volt circuit breaker.
Had to do that for my dinette slide.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:30 AM   #6
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Thanks for the responses. I'll check into getting a resettable circuit breaker for the jacks, and I'll see if it should have a 20 amp instead of 15 amp.
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That is interesting. I wonder why the are not blowing the fuse when you extend them?

I was curious too. Maybe the mechanism is catching an unprotected wire and shorting when it is fully retracted. Can't think of any other reason.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:09 AM   #8
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Are you retracting them until they stop? I had a 5th wheel and if I ran the front landing gear in to far it would blow a fuse. I simple put a mark on the extended legs and only retracted them to that point. Could be why it only blows when you retract them?
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Thanks for the responses. I'll check into getting a resettable circuit breaker for the jacks, and I'll see if it should have a 20 amp instead of 15 amp.
You might want to check the wire gauge before upping the amperage of the fuse. Just as a precaution.
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Same issue on our 5th wheel. I did as mentioned and marked the legs. If I go beyond the mark I need to refuse. I am sure its the locked rotor current in the motor thats blowing it. Some day I will put in a time delay breaker.
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