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Old 05-23-2015, 08:25 PM   #1
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Help! Electric stabilizer failure!

I have a new 2015 29FBSS with Lippert electric stabilizers on the rear and front. The ones on the back worked great today, but the ones on the front didn't even make a sound when I tried to raise them. Any ideas? Do they have a fuse that could be blown? If so, where is it? TIA!
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:35 PM   #2
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Between the battery and the jacks you may have a resettable breaker.

Looks like this.

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Weeeeellllll....

Not knowing anything about your camper, but knowing all campers are a lot alike:

There is likely a 30 amp fuse in an inline holder (not in the fuse box with all the others) and there is likely a line that comes off the battery to heavy motors like slide rooms land stabilizers.

Mine are black and shaped like old fashioned flint n' fluid cigarette lighters. Find the stabilizer motor and follow the lines back towards the batteries. Where exactly the fuse holder is, is anyone's guess.

And keep a bunch of 30 amp (or what ever they are) fuses handy. When I raise my front landing gear too high it blows a fuse every time. So I ALWAYS have spare fuses.

If you are lucky you'll have a breaker as stated above. Me, I got fuses.
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Thanks guys! I have 30 amp fuses on hand from the electric jack blowing a fuse. I will crawl under it tomorrow (if it's not raining) to see if I can find the breaker box or the fuse. Will keep you posted.
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There is likely a 30 amp fuse in an inline holder (not in the fuse box with all the others).
Mine is in the fuse box with all the others. It works front and rear, so if the rear retracts, it ain't the fuse.
My guess is water has entered the motor (a common problem). Slip the rubber cover off the jack motor and look for rust.
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I used to replace the in-line fuse (to much) behind the battery but replaced all three (Sliders/front jacks) with the resettable timed solenoids.
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The first time I tried to use the front jacks on my fifth wheel they wouldn't work. It wound up being the breaker just like the pic Ford Idaho posted. The breaker puts battery power to the jacks. I found that the jacks worked fine on shore power but not battery power. Napa had them for $6. It was located right next to the battery.

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I have a new 2015 29FBSS with Lippert electric stabilizers on the rear and front. The ones on the back worked great today, but the ones on the front didn't even make a sound when I tried to raise them. Any ideas? Do they have a fuse that could be blown? If so, where is it? TIA!
We have a Lacrosse trailer with the same stabilizer jacks and have had a problem with road spray getting into the switches. The dirt that gets on the rocker contacts acts as an insulator. I disassembled my switches, cleaned and packed them full of silicone grease. So far so good. I also carry a spare switch, just in case.
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I have a 2015 2504s rockwood that had that problem with the rear jacks after about 6 months of use. I checked all fuses but finally took it to dealer They found the motor on the rear jack had a dead short on the wire that comes out of the case. They could shake the wire and it would sometime work. They replaced the motor and it works fine. If it is not the one 30amp fuse in the converter there are not anymore fuses. There is a relay behind the front panel of the converter. Both the front and rear jacks are on the the same 30 amp. Good luck.
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Look for a 20 or 30 amp fuse in your distribution panel label PSJ as last fuse in photo, take it out and check visually if blown, might have blown when your retracted the rear stabilizers and hit the stop and why front one not working.........
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The stabilizers should have two fuses; one fast blow in the power panel and a lower rated automatic reset one right at the switch. Corrosion at any of the terminals can cause failure to operate.
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Look for a 20 or 30 amp fuse in your distribution panel label PSJ as last fuse in photo, take it out and check visually if blown, might have blown when your retracted the rear stabilizers and hit the stop and why front one not working.........
Hey Fonz, either some of your fuses are upside down or you have some strange amp fuses.
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THANKS!!!! All your feedback and suggestions were great and much appreciated! I went back to storage yesterday and was able to get the jacks working. I do have a reset breaker going into the battery but that didn't do the trick. So I checked the rear stabilizers for movement and they did not work either. So I must have blew the fuse after raising them. I found the fuse inside in the main breaker/fuse box. I actually looked there the first day but the fuse was not lit up nor was it labeled very well. Needless to say, I found which fuse it was and replaced it.... and viola... all the jacks are back working. I'm also the proud new owner of a large box of every size fuse I saw in the box and 30amp ones as well for my electric tongue jack. Thanks again!
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THANKS!!!! All your feedback and suggestions were great and much appreciated! I went back to storage yesterday and was able to get the jacks working. I do have a reset breaker going into the battery but that didn't do the trick. So I checked the rear stabilizers for movement and they did not work either. So I must have blew the fuse after raising them. I found the fuse inside in the main breaker/fuse box. I actually looked there the first day but the fuse was not lit up nor was it labeled very well. Needless to say, I found which fuse it was and replaced it.... and viola... all the jacks are back working. I'm also the proud new owner of a large box of every size fuse I saw in the box and 30amp ones as well for my electric tongue jack. Thanks again!
You should get an auto-reset for the jacks.
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I have a new 2015 29FBSS with Lippert electric stabilizers on the rear and front. The ones on the back worked great today, but the ones on the front didn't even make a sound when I tried to raise them. Any ideas? Do they have a fuse that could be blown? If so, where is it? TIA!
Just unplug your power cord and then flip the battery switch to off. This will cut all power and then flip back on your battery. Your jack should now work fine. Mine does that sometimes.
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You should get an auto-reset for the jacks.

Old Coot..... This is a stupid question I'm sure but when you refer to an auto-reset do you mean a resettable breaker or something else? I'm clueless when it comes to the electrical part of my RV but since my new one has so many electrical items I'm thinking its time I learn :-/. Just bought a new Progressive Portable Surge Protector.... Can't wait to try it out :-)
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The stabilizers should have two fuses; one fast blow in the power panel and a lower rated automatic reset one right at the switch. Corrosion at any of the terminals can cause failure to operate.
Herk, sad part about the stab jacks is to get at that breaker you have to rip the cabinet apart. Wish they made a access hatch for it.
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Old Coot..... This is a stupid question I'm sure but when you refer to an auto-reset do you mean a resettable breaker or something else?
It replaces the existing fuse in the trailers fuse panel. Go here to se what thy look like. Littelfuse UCB10 12 Volt 10 Amp Auto Reset Universal Automotive Circuit Breaker | eBay
I got mine at NAPA. They're available in various amperages, of course
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