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Old 02-06-2017, 01:51 PM   #1
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Electric Stabilizer Switch not working

I need some advice on replacing both of my switches for the electric stabilizer jacks on my 2 year old brand new trailer. I have the Lippert system with the remote. The jacks work with the remote but not with the exterior switches. I can't find a wiring diagram to figure out if the remote system runs through the exterior switch. I'm wanting to install a momentary toggle switch or something of the sort in a weather proof box or on the interior somewhere. Do I need a 30 amp motor reversing toggle or will a normal momentary toggle switch that springs back to the center work? Thanks in advance!
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The remote receiver wiring doesn't run through the switch. It may be connected at the switch but it doesn't depend on the switch being there to operate.

Those motors pull a pretty good amount of current, so you need a switch that will handle that much current. I wouldn't use a regular light duty toggle switch.

You can find mom-on/off/mom-on switches that will handle the amperage pretty readily. If you wanted to use light duty switches for aesthetics, you could use them and insert a relay in the circuit to actually power the motor.
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Bama Rambler, I hate to derail this thread but it does sorta fit the theme of the thread.
I believe you enclosed your outside stab switches in weatherproof boxes and somewhere you posted the make/model of the box but I can't seem to find it.

Could you post that information again?
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That wasn't me. It may have been Oldcoot, but I can't find the post with it in it now. I do remember the thread and post though.
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That wasn't me. It may have been Oldcoot, but I can't find the post with it in it now. I do remember the thread and post though.
Thanks, I thought it was you.
I remember reading it a while back and then whomever reposted the box make in a recent thread (last couple of days) but I can't find it. Maybe it was Bama Bob before he went high class.
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Check bob caldwell's stuff. Seems like he boxed in outside switches. I remember someone saying he installed them upside down!
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Check bob caldwell's stuff. Seems like he boxed in outside switches. I remember someone saying he installed them upside down!
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The're installed the right side up!.....lol.....JR Products makes the compartment....last one I got was considered a large, but was the same size that I bought before......I have 3 boxes, and used the proper switches found on Amazon......was quite a discussion on here about whether to mount boxes with the door opening up or down.....whatever floats your boat! If there's another post on this thread, I'll be able to post a pic from my phone..PS...you want a box that has a solid back and you cut the opening just large enough to slip the switch into from the back of box on it's side....that way you don't need to disconnect any wiring....and, the boxes are paintable....last two I got had a locking door.....and I love cutting holes!
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Thanks Bob.
Much appreciated.

*HERE* is the box on Amazon.

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And here's one with the door opening in proper direction.....lolClick image for larger version

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Outside stabilizer switch

I had a problem on my Lipert stabilizer outside switches not working. You might want to check the "MUX" box fuses, It seems they protect the outside switches with a seperate fuse... Remote would work switches would not until fuse changed. Makes me think the MUX box relays are pulled in by remote or switch?
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I need some advice on replacing both of my switches for the electric stabilizer jacks on my 2 year old brand new trailer. I have the Lippert system with the remote. The jacks work with the remote but not with the exterior switches. I can't find a wiring diagram to figure out if the remote system runs through the exterior switch. I'm wanting to install a momentary toggle switch or something of the sort in a weather proof box or on the interior somewhere. Do I need a 30 amp motor reversing toggle or will a normal momentary toggle switch that springs back to the center work? Thanks in advance!
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Jack pdf file

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Thanks for the link to the jack manual. Looking at page 12 it seems the diagram refers to a Non-Remote system, I don't see on that dia. any relay contact for remote. Am I missing something?
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Pull the switch out and if there's a branch circuit before the stabilizer
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Thanks for the link to the jack manual. Looking at page 12 it seems the diagram refers to a Non-Remote system, I don't see on that dia. any relay contact for remote. Am I missing something?
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The remote system (LINC) is a totally independent system from your manual stabilizer switches. It uses android technology from your remote to signal the controller to send power to the various motors and lighting systems. Here's a link to take a look at:

Linc¬ģ Switch System Overview
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I need some advice on replacing both of my switches for the electric stabilizer jacks on my 2 year old brand new trailer. I have the Lippert system with the remote. The jacks work with the remote but not with the exterior switches. I can't find a wiring diagram to figure out if the remote system runs through the exterior switch. I'm wanting to install a momentary toggle switch or something of the sort in a weather proof box or on the interior somewhere. Do I need a 30 amp motor reversing toggle or will a normal momentary toggle switch that springs back to the center work? Thanks in advance!
I had the same thing happen to me. There is an in-line fuse, 30 amp. Mine was located in the front storage area above the door. Reach up and grab the wires and you should find the fuse. If it's not there then you'll have to look around.
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Had the exact same thing happen. It's a blown fuse in the LCI control board.
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I agree Stormrider,
When I had the problem it was a blown fuse on the MUX box controller, I wish I had a correct dia. of the remote function controller. It seems to me the remote systems have the outside switches powered up from the controller and use the relays to power the motor.
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I agree Stormrider,
When I had the problem it was a blown fuse on the MUX box controller, I wish I had a correct dia. of the remote function controller. It seems to me the remote systems have the outside switches powered up from the controller and use the relays to power the motor.
I had a heck of a time finding mine. What I finally did was using the remote, I closed the door and when it was very quite I operated the awning from the remote. Since it works through a relay I listened for the click the relay makes. I found it sandwiched in a wall in the pass through. I also found one of the slide controllers beside it. This was not a removable panel. It is now.
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Here's some more pictures of the enclosed boxes mounted correctly. Front landing jacks and rear stab jacks. Did both in 2012.
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