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Old 07-17-2017, 07:38 AM   #1
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What is this?

Found on our brand new motorhome MBS 2400S
I wonder what it is since it is disconnected
Is this a buzzer or a sensor ?
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:30 AM   #2
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it may be the rear stabilizer jacks alarm

Although my 2015 24R does not have such an alarm, I read somewhere that FR is installing an alarm in that area of the coach.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:44 AM   #3
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Found on our brand new motorhome MBS 2400S
I wonder what it is since it is disconnected
Is this a buzzer or a sensor ?
I have no idea but wonder... didn't the dealer mention it during your PDI/Customer Orientation of a brand new unit?
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:50 AM   #4
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I am pretty sure they determined it's an alarm/buzzer of some sort. I think BClemmons cleared that up last time. I will try to find it.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:51 AM   #5
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What this thingy?
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:54 AM   #6
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Mysterious "Thingy" is an Alarm for Stabilizer Jacks

Yep, welcome to the club... Had the exact same question a few months back after taking delivery of our new 2400W. Another helpful forum member helped me determine itst the beeper alarm to remind you that your rear stabilizer jacks are NOT retracted! The beeper will sound as soon as the motor is started, so you'll remember not to drive off with your jacks down.
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Oh yeah, one more thing... In my case, once I knew what it was and tried to see if it would actually work - turns out the factory had only connected ONE of the two electrical leads it takes to work. Had to pull out the lower drawer and fish around inside to find the loose wire they'd left unconnected (or perhaps had come disconnected during later drawer installation or something). So, if you can't test it and get it to work, try looking around behind it for any loose wires that need to be reconnected!
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My 2016 does not have this alarm and I have forgotten a couple of times to take the jacks up. Caught my mistake right away so no damage. Has anyone been able to add this feature to an existing system?
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:04 PM   #9
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Yep, welcome to the club... Had the exact same question a few months back after taking delivery of our new 2400W. Another helpful forum member helped me determine itst the beeper alarm to remind you that your rear stabilizer jacks are NOT retracted! The beeper will sound as soon as the motor is started, so you'll remember not to drive off with your jacks down.


Man I wish I would have had that one a few times. I've looked the fool more than once. Now I have a big label at the key that says - "did you check Stabilizers?"
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We picked up our 2400W last week and the leads to the buzzer were not attached from the factory(as I pulled the drawer out to see what I could see). It is the warning buzzer to stabilizer jacks being down.
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Just to be sure that I remember to raise the jacks, I have a luggage tag that I attach to the steering wheel when I lower the jacks. Taking no chances on making that kind of expensive mistake.
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Old 08-05-2017, 01:25 PM   #12
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My 2016 has Bigfoot stabilizers that go straight down with a fairly narrow stance. Saw a 2018 today. While i didn't crawl under it appears to have a different stabilizer system with a wider stance.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:14 PM   #13
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Does anyone with a 2017 MBS have this wired up?

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Oh yeah, one more thing... In my case, once I knew what it was and tried to see if it would actually work - turns out the factory had only connected ONE of the two electrical leads it takes to work. Had to pull out the lower drawer and fish around inside to find the loose wire they'd left unconnected (or perhaps had come disconnected during later drawer installation or something). So, if you can't test it and get it to work, try looking around behind it for any loose wires that need to be reconnected!
Mine had no wires attached. Is FR connecting this buzzer on any of its MBS's? If so, can anyone tell us what color wires go to it, or how to verify which wires should go to it? And is this really for warning that the stabilizer system is down?
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Old 08-24-2017, 01:55 PM   #14
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My 2016W lacks the stabilizer alarm, which also resulted in 1 or 2 attempts to drive without first retracting them. Our low-tech solution uses one of those oversized dust mitts (for dusting along the dash, etc.) that we put over the gearshift as soon as we park. Works every time.
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I did find two unconnected wires near the buzzer -- one black and white striped and the other one yellow. I confirmed that when the stabilizers were down and the ignition turned on, there was 12 V (approx) across those wires and 0 V otherwise. So I hooked them to the buzzer and it now warns you before driving off with the stabilizers down. Like a lot of other people, I could have used that on one of our first trips.
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