Originally Posted by beckym
I am also talking stabilizers. We aren't lifting the unit. We put leveling blocks under each stabilizer as well. We have gotten to the point of not plugging the fuse in until we get to our destination. This time when we did that and we hadn't even unhooked from the truck, we plugged fuse in and blew fuse. We plugged another in and it worked. This is on the front of the unit. The switch inside works just fine. It is just the front switch.
Thank you for your time.
Becky, it sure sounds like the front switch is wired incorrectly, or the wire from it to the landing gear is pinched to the frame someplace. Next time you are at the dealer, you can demonstrate the problem. They may have only tested with the inside switch.
The reason I quit going to dealers for auto repairs nearly 50 years ago was that you cannot talk to the repair guys, only some high school dropout called a service writer. The repair guy cannot figure out what is needed because the writeup is poor and misleading.
In high school or college (mid-1960s), the van I used to deliver newspapers to carriers and stores was replaced with a new one. The shift linkage (automatic transmission) was mis-adjusted so it wouldn't stay in Park--kept sliding into Reverse. It was taken back to the dealer three times but never fixed. When I got into it for my 1PM run and it still wasn't repaired, I simply drove right back to the dealer and asked to speak directly to the garage manager. He immediately asked the guy who did the repair to speak with me. The mechanic started the engine and showed me that the van moved forward when the needle pointed to D and backward when it pointed to R. I said it didn't matter what the needle said, and showed him that it was so loose I could move it wherever it needed to be. I then showed him, with the engine off. that the column shifter could be moved back and forth between the two detents for N and D. It had to be lifted for L and for R, and lifted even further for P. I stated that most people shift by feel, not looking, especially when the route involves a lot of parking and backing. I started the engine and showed that the shift lever spots (by feel) did not match the transmission gears. "Oh," said the mechanic. "I was adjusting the needle." He had never gotten the message that the linkage needed adjusting. I was out of there in fifteen minutes, although I got reprimanded for starting my run late.
In 1976 with the imminent arrival of our second child, we sold our beloved Opel GT sports car and my (late) wife picked it's replacement, a 5-speed Datsun B-210 hatchback. Several months later I took it in for the free warranty inspection and oil change. During the service, the mechanic bent the throttle cable leading to a sticky portion of the pedal travel as the kink in the inner wire passed the kink in the outer housing. I took it back and the service writer attempted to explain to me that what I was feeling was the "kickdown." I told him it was a 5-speed and that manual transmissions don't have a kickdown. Once again I had to ask for the manager.
That was about 45 years ago. I think only used a dealer once since then and it ended badly, too.