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Old 02-27-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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Rear Stabilizer Jacks

We just purchased a 2012 Flagstaff 8528RKWS and towed it home on Saturday. This is our first trailer, so we are newbies. Everything was fine through the walk-through, but when we set the trailer for storage the rear stabilizer jacks would not come down. The motor makes no noise. We checked the fuse panel and it indicated that the fuse has been blown. Why would a fuse blow on a brand-new trailer? What would cause the blown fuse? The stablizer jacks were in the down position when we did our walk-through and were then raised by the tech doing our walk-through. Before we head back to the dealership, I thought I would see if anyone else had this problem.

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:03 AM   #2
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It could just be a fluke. Replace the fuse and see if it blows again. If it does, then you have an issue (short probably) somewhere. If not, all is well!

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:07 AM   #3
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More than likely the guy who did the walk thru and raised the jacks did not stop before hitting the upper limit. Since there is no switch to stop travel running it up until it jambs will result in a blown fuse.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:08 AM   #4
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Have a 2011 Flagstaff bought in 2010. No problems with the rear jacks, except I could lower the manual ones on the old trailer twice as fast. Do have problems on front jacks blowing a fuse if I hit the upper stop (retracting). Haven't figured out how far I can go in the other direction yet. Wayne
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:41 AM   #5
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We have a 2012 flagstaff 831rkss . During the walk through the tech raised it to far trying to show how not to raise it to far. They replaced the fuse and everything was good

When raising the stabilizers you can watch and listen to the change in sound . Try it a few times to see and listen to the change .
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:56 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like the tech must have held the button too long and blew the fuse. Is there a way to tell when to release the button other than listening to the motor? Is there a way to mark the place to stop before it's "too late"? We really don't want to be going through fuses when there is something that could be done to prevent it from happening.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:59 AM   #7
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I put auto resetable curcuit breakers in for my sledes and jacks instead of the fuses .
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:01 PM   #8
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The fuse will not blow as long as you let off the button as soon as you hear the change in the sound of the motor, and it is an obvious change.
You can also watch the legs come up into place, and it is also obvious when the last one is about to bottom out.
We have never blown a fuse.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:04 PM   #9
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Its fair to say that you have to be pretty quick with getting your finger off the switch, and bend your backand watch the legs go home so that you do!

My fuse blew first time I used mine, replaced it with a new fuse of same amperage from an auto store and even though I have been slow sometimes, (not concentrating), this new fuse has never blown. Makes me think there are fuses and fuses, possibly the ones FR use are poor quality and the one I replaced is a better quality
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:36 PM   #10
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If you are a real handy type you could wire an up limit switch into the circuit for each jack so as to not have the problem any longer. I did that on my fivers landing gear and have never had another moments worry.

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