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Old 07-14-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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Electric Stabilizer Jacks Quit Working...

My 2009 Rockwood rear electric stabilizer jack just stopped working...

When I push the "extract" or "retract" button nothing happens at all...the front one works fine.

Any suggestions on what to try?
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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There are two fuses in this system. One in the main power center and another close to the switch (may be hidden).

The one closest to the switch is SUPPOSED to be auto-resetting, but yours might have been accidentally replaced with a manual reset one. Look for a button on the side.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:26 PM   #3
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My 2009 Rockwood rear electric stabilizer jack just stopped working...

When I push the "extract" or "retract" button nothing happens at all...the front one works fine.

Any suggestions on what to try?
Hopefully, it's something simple as Lou has suggested. I had water run down from the side of the trailer, onto the power cord for the stabilizer motor, and into the motor. My fix was to disassemble the motor, then cleaned/replaced the brushes on it. Also fixed the power cord where water couldn't use it as a path to the motor.

Others reported having switch related problems too, for their power stabilizers to stop working. It is all in the forum below, and may give you some more ideas to troubleshoot:

Lippert power stabilizer full of water
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:16 PM   #4
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I already tried pulling the 15amp fuse out of the breaker box and when I do that the front stablizer jack then acts the same way, it does nothing. As soon as I put the fuse back in the front works fine again, but the back stab jack refuses to do anything...

As for that internal fuse, I am not sure how to get access to it? Do I remove the stab switch that is on the exterior of the RV? And once I do get access to it, then what?

I do appreciate the replies! Because I am clueless on what to do...
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Check the switch, especially if it has been subjected to moister. I had a similar problem. The switch is not water tight. Some have installed covers over the switch. It's on my mod list.
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Check the switch, especially if it has been subjected to moister. I had a similar problem. the switch is not water tight. Some have installed covers over the switch.
By check the switch what exactly do you mean? To remove it? Then what? I don't have another switch to test it with to verify if the switch is bad unless I remove the front switch and test with that one...
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I already tried pulling the 15amp fuse out of the breaker box and when I do that the front stablizer jack then acts the same way, it does nothing. As soon as I put the fuse back in the front works fine again, but the back stab jack refuses to do anything...

As for that internal fuse, I am not sure how to get access to it? Do I remove the stab switch that is on the exterior of the RV? And once I do get access to it, then what?

I do appreciate the replies! Because I am clueless on what to do...
The spec sheet says to install the 6 Amp auto-resetting switch within 12 inches of the control switch.
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You should invest in a cheap multimeter. I guess you could try swapping switches if they are similar. Or you could try bypassing the switch. Be sure you kill the power.
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Why FR doesn't put the switches inside a compartment out of the weather is a mystery to me, especially for the landing jack, wouldn't cost that much. I added compartments for both.
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I already tried pulling the 15amp fuse out of the breaker box and when I do that the front stablizer jack then acts the same way, it does nothing. As soon as I put the fuse back in the front works fine again, but the back stab jack refuses to do anything...

As for that internal fuse, I am not sure how to get access to it? Do I remove the stab switch that is on the exterior of the RV? And once I do get access to it, then what?

I do appreciate the replies! Because I am clueless on what to do...
There should be another 15 amp fuse in the distribution center (breaker box). One for each front and rear stabilizer. It should be next to the one that you pulled and maybe unmarked. I have a 15 amp fuse for each one.
The internal fuse will be inside your trailer and near the same location as the switch perhaps behind a drawer or inside a cabinet.
Herk's excellent photos helped me a great deal when I installed power stabilizers in my trailer. I blew one of the 15 amp fuses by holding the switch too long while retracting the stabilizer.
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