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Old 05-30-2014, 11:08 AM   #1
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351DS leveling jacks

So, went out for our 2nd trip last night - can't get the jacks to come down at all. No manual, no auto no nothing.

They worked 2 weeks ago, but we got a "low voltage" error when deploying and retracting. We got the same "low voltage" error first last night, then nothing, no errors, all the lights come on cycle, but nothing happens.

I'm guessing there is a fuse or circuit or something that has tripped? Would appreciate any suggestions. My DH will be calling the dealer today to see what they have to say, but wanted to double our chances of a good answer!

Also - how long should it take for the water heater to heat up on propane? It seemed to take forever last night to get some hot water. I turn the switch on inside, it is red for a few minutes then goes off, but the water isn't hot, probably took another 30 minutes....... I don't remember it taking this long in the rentals we've had before, so was just wondering.

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Old 05-30-2014, 11:24 AM   #2
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Make sure your engine is running and parking brake is on. The hydraulic jacks take allot of juice. If its dead check fuses at battery compartment.
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:45 AM   #3
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Yes, tries it with engine last night, no go. The brain trust at the dealer had told us to have it on accessory mode only, so I think that drained it last time. Whereare the fuses in the battery compartment? House batteries or coach?
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Upper left corner in coach battery compartment beside entry steps. Two breakers, push reset.
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:43 PM   #5
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Upper left corner in coach battery compartment beside entry steps. Two breakers, push reset.
Awesome! will check it out when back at the coach in a few hours.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:40 AM   #6
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I'm hoping someone can help us with what may be a related issue on our 2005 Georgetown 342. It started after our last trip; got home, extended the jacks, then one would not retract. It had to be done manually; then none would extend. The hydraulic motor would run a second or two, then trip the breaker, and nothing was moving. The fluid was low, so we have added to that. Tried to bleed the lines by extending and retracting, a process that took over an hour. Again, the motor runs a few seconds and then trips the breaker. We did get all four jacks to extend and then retract, but the motor was running hot. I don't know if it was overheating and tripping the breaker or if there is still air in the lines. I don't want to burn out the motor. Any suggestions? Thank you!
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Here is how we do it. When we get to our spot, leave engine running and level it. Shut engine off and hook up to shore power then extend the slides. We never run anything on just batteries.

If you drained the batteries, get them fully charged (check water level also). Reset the two CBs in the battery compartment. You will then have to reset the system and then recalibrate the auto level. If you need the procedures I can load them up for you.
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:57 PM   #8
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Oh, and in reference to your water heater. It take a little while to heat up on just propane. If you are hooked up to shore power turn on the electric side of the water heater and with both propane and electric it will heat up in a hurry.
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I'm hoping someone can help us with what may be a related issue on our 2005 Georgetown 342. It started after our last trip; got home, extended the jacks, then one would not retract. It had to be done manually; then none would extend. The hydraulic motor would run a second or two, then trip the breaker, and nothing was moving. The fluid was low, so we have added to that. Tried to bleed the lines by extending and retracting, a process that took over an hour. Again, the motor runs a few seconds and then trips the breaker. We did get all four jacks to extend and then retract, but the motor was running hot. I don't know if it was overheating and tripping the breaker or if there is still air in the lines. I don't want to burn out the motor. Any suggestions? Thank you!
Are the shafts that extend down clean and lubricated with silicone spray?
Might be causing a bind in the system but doesn't seem like it would cause all them to have problems.
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The shafts appear to be fine.
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