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Old 04-04-2012, 01:20 PM   #11
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Thanks. I'll try the voltmeter. Before I do, a couple of questions...

1. Which battery do the levellers use? And does the slide out use the same one? (the main engine battery or the RV batteries)?
2. If its the RV batteries and I'm plugged into shore power shouldn't that give enough power?
3. If its the engine battery and the engine is running for the levellers shouldn't that give enough power?

Thanks for help
Sorry, failed to answer all your questions. 1. Hydraulic pump and most everything in the coach works from Coach Batteries. Chassis limited to starting and small items.
With shore power connected you have only maybe 50 amps DC available. Hyd pump can draw far more, therefore large voltage drop if batteries aren't up to snuff

Engine Alt can supply the power needed but slides will not operate with engine running. I didn't get a voltmeter for anything when my coach was delivered do you?

Bad coach batteries may look charged when under the trickle for hours, the true test is when heavy load is applied they will drop quickly as the "surface charge" disappears. Hope this helps.

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Old 04-05-2012, 10:22 PM   #12
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Breaker issue

My 2012 was doing the same. Found the seal at the pump was leaking causing the pump to trip the breaker. Replaced the pump system works like normal. There wasn't much in the way of a leak really unless you are looking at the pump while someone try's to run the jacks down, tech said when he called FR they new exactly what it was because the shaft seal in the pump was to small and the pump had been redesigned with a larger seal. I did notice a little bubble of fluid when the jacks tried to lower before the breaker tripped right where the pump attaches. Just another thing you can try. Good luck
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:20 PM   #13
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Thanks for all your help. It was the battery that was the problem, not enough current as you mentioned. Replaced the batteries and now everything is working fine.

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Old 04-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #14
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Thanks for all your help. It was the battery that was the problem, not enough current as you mentioned. Replaced the batteries and now everything is working fine.

Cheers,

Iain.

Great news, batts are far less costly then the Parker Hanifin pump (et al)
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:35 PM   #15
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1999 Forest River Georgetown parking brake air suspension

Anyone knows or has schematics how to to repair parking brakes for this motorhome. And, anyone knows what is the purpose of the bike valve located outside the driver's wall. Is this valve to inflate the Air bags suspension?
Please help me to find these info.
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Anyone knows or has schematics how to to repair parking brakes for this motorhome. And, anyone knows what is the purpose of the bike valve located outside the driver's wall. Is this valve to inflate the Air bags suspension?
Please help me to find these info.
Not sure if you have Ford or Workhorse Chassis, either way they they are similar for parking brakes. They are drum brakes with shoes mounted on the driveshaft just behind the trans. I had a 2000 Workhorse that way and my current Georgetown with Ford also has a drum parking brake. Info is available from the Mfgs.

Not sure about cylinder behind firewall. Sounds like the brake system master cylinder. This unit Ford -53 Fhas power steering fluid assist, older units had vac cylinders as assist. Again check with Chassis builder, or dealer they have drwgs and parts.
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