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Old 01-27-2020, 03:21 PM   #1
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Front jacks not extending!

I noticed that the front of our coach seemed a little low? I tried to raise the two front jacks but when I attempt to raise them, the only thing that happens is a lot of noise? Itís like the solenoid is not engaging possibly? Anyone else ever had this problem? 😡😡😡 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2020, 03:31 PM   #2
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When you say you went to raise the jacks, wouldn't that actually lower the front more? You will need to extend the front jacks more to raise the nose. Check that your hydraulic pump reservoir has fluid in it. The level could be low and the pump might be making a cavitation noise from drawing in air. The only proper way to check for full fluid level is to be hooked to your truck with all slide outs and all leveling jacks raised up. Then the fluid needs to be within 1/2" of the fill spout on the reservoir. If you add more without doing it this way you will overflow the reservoir when retracting the slides and the leveling jacks. If you have a 4' level you can place the level on the kitchen floor and manually raise until level, then you can reset the zero calibration. That way your auto level will level the unit properly in the future. You can look at Lipperts site for zero point calibration procedure.
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Old 01-27-2020, 04:19 PM   #3
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Do you have any blocks under the jacks?
They only extend so far then stop, usually says "error", "out of stroke" or something similar, plus the shorter all the jacks extend the more stable the rig feels while walking around in it.
Checking the fluid would be a good start then add about 4" of blocks under the jacks.
If fluid is low, after topping it off run the slides in/out a few times to work the air out of the system.
If they are not working at all then you have battery issues or something else going on.
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Have you check the tank to be sure you have fluid in it?
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:15 PM   #5
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bad battery?

I had the same problem. Turned out to be a bad battery. Replaced the battery and it worked fine.
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