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Kitchen slide out will not extend. Perhaps we tried too long while motor home was not level. Now there is no action at all when extend switch is on. Where do I start?
Make sure all safety features like the ignition are off, parking brake on, etc. Anything like those items listed that will effect your slide operation to be in position for your room to operate.
Make sure the battery voltage is sufficient. Check fuses and look for the slide out room controller or relays to see if your switch is functioning and if you're getting power to the motor.
I have two new air conditioner units I installed. They were both working. The front one stopped, no power to unit. I found the switches (double pole, double throw under the sink, the one towards the rear was in pieces. I bought a new one, but the wiring is not correct. Keeps throwing a breaker. I do not have a diagram, and cannot get power to the front unit.
Dear Joe, Sorry, I don't have a diagram (as stated on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page).
Find a technician who understands the wiring so you don't short out or electrocute anyone.
How can I take apart/replace the springs on a 9k pound rear HWH jack? Has be a trick or two there.
Do I take it in the shop and dismantle it on the bench or dismantle it on the coach where it bolts up?
Darn near ran myself through with a number of bars and pokers trying to get the thing back together. Now I have to do it all again!
Well, I have always went through the scenario with the pry bars and prying the foot off the jack to change the springs.
Having problems with Power Gear leveler. Had three of them fail to retract. Had a mechanic look at the left front and showed me that it had broken the share pin. The other where in the rear and they also failed to retract, so he tied them up so I could get home.
My question is, is it normal for this to happen? The coach has only 6,900 miles on it, but just worried if this might be a continuous problem.
No, your Power Gear levelers are usually reliable. You need to find out why they failed and go from there. You say a shear pin failed; so I am questioning the model of the jacks and if they are individually powered up and down.
Can you please tell us how we connect the generator to the electrical system? The generator will start and produce power.
Look for a receptacle in the generator compartment or in the compartment with the shore power cord to plug the shore power cord into. Don't play with the cord while the generator is running.
I picked up the leveling jacks with no problem once I got to the new destination I tried to unhook and leveling jacks will not work. Looked around nothing is loose along the worrying and checked all fuses. What could be wrong with it?
Go to the switch and check for power, then check to see if you have power going to the motor.
I have an electrical question: If I am hooked up to a 50-Amp outlet at a campground, using an adaptor to my 30-Amp electrical connector, can I be able to run both roof A/C units without running the generator?
Probably not, unless you have switches inside that will allow you to turn on both air conditioners while plugged into shore power. Usually the 30 amp systems have one wired to the gen set.
Our Power Gear leveling system panel (p/n 140-1179) lights are all flashing at same time when key turned on, when we push on/ off button, all lights go off but the jack/slide pump activates and the front jacks extend on their own, at different rates. No lights on panel.
Is the control panel bad? We can not level coach. Everything worked fine until our last trip when this started mid trip.
I would kill power to the control panel. Then reconnect it and see if it will reset. It could be a defective panel.
Our generator will not start. was working and changed batteries but still will not charge like it should. What else should we check?
Cable connections, grounds, starter, solenoid, etc., etc.
I want to put wood flooring in my 40 foot Bounder. Under the floor I want to put electric floor heating pads.
My question is can I hook up the floor heating thermostat to existing furnace thermostat power wires? This way I won't need a dedicated power line put in for new floor heating pads.
Obviously I won't be using the gas furnace anymore, just want to know if I can steal furnace thermostat power wires to hook up new heating pads thermostat.
I have no experience with the heating pads. I would suggest contacting the manufacturer of the heating pads and direct your question to them, unless you can get the installation instructions and see what's needed for a thermostat.
When we pull the slide out with the dinette and sofa in after a rain the water comes in with it inside the motor home. It has a cover but water collects on the slide out. Shouldn't there be something on the slide out to prevent the water from coming inside the motor home?
It should have a slide out cover. If you do have a cover, inspect the fabric and maybe tighten the spring tension.
The original LP furnace is shot; old Duo Therm. What is a good furnace to replace it with, at least 20,000 BTU?
Get the dimensions where it fits and look at the Suburban and Atwood models for a suitable replacement.
1. I have no power to generator to start it.
2. No power to controls for hydraulic leveling jacks.
What can I look for to troubleshoot theses two problems?
Connections at the batteries and you might also check fuses for the jacks.
As long as they are retracting fully and turning off the alarms you should be okay.
The fuel line to the generator pulls from my main tank and I think its plugged inside the tank.
Is there access to the tank without dropping it to get to the end of that line or is their something else we should look for?
I blow air into the line back into the tank and I can get fuel for only a short period of time.
Sounds like the rubber line is dry rotted and will have to be replaced. You will need to lower the tank enough to swap the line out.
When I press the button for the leveling jacks the solenoid just clicks and the motor doesn't run. Is it possible low voltage or what do we look for first?
Test the voltage. Clean the grounds. And check to see if you're getting voltage across the solenoid to the pump motor.
I have a 1999 Holiday Rambler Vacationer with the F53 chassis. When I bought this rig 1.5 years ago the leveling jacks didn't work because the relay for the e brake safety override was bad, I was told by the dealer they put a new one in and it worked for a year, well, now they don't work and apparently all they did was tape some wires together which have come apart so now I have a relay but I don't know which wire goes to which post on the relay.
There are four wires and six posts on the relay. Can you tell me what color wire goes where?
I would need to know what brand and model of jacks first.
If you have the paper work in your coach for the jacks there should be a wiring diagram. If not, the manufacturer of the jacks could supply you with a wiring diagram.
Where is the fuse for the TV amplifier? There is no 12 volt power getting to the amp.
That's a good question. I haven't had to look for one yet and I don't know which one of the coach fuse panels to look at.
Maybe someone at Damon can help you.
When I set the air parking brake the daytime running light won't go out and the awning will not extend. Any suggestions?
I believe they are ignition hot and won't until key is turned off. It's a safety feature on the awning, and it depends on how the running lights are wired.
I can't get my steps to retract. The switch inside the door has power ,the motor and controller has power, but the step light does not come on, I changed the bulb still nothing. My battery disconnect switch doesn't work either. I can't locate the solenoids to check the fuses The switch is a model Bd3.
The problem is the disconnect switch more than just the step is not going to be working; but is sounds like maybe the step motor is going bad and jammed up. Try tapping it with a hammer or pull it loose from the frame and see if you can free it up and then put it back on. It will work for a while.
I have had problems with power on my 5th wheel so I bought a new battery because I thought that was the problem.
For one, my furnace kicks on but will not ignite unless I have a generator going. It seems like the blower will not spin fast enough just off the battery.
Another problem I have is that my battery reads 12v and when I try to put my slide out it only drops to 11.5v, but the slide moves about a foot and stops like the battery is dead but with the meter on it at the same time it still says 11.5v.
Could this have anything to do with the inverter?
Not sure why slide out won't go out when it still reads high volts.
I think you mean converter, not inverter; and I would say probably not the converter.
It could be a ground issue if your new battery is not an undersized battery for the trailer. That could cause your issue with the furnace.
I would check for amperage or voltage drop at the slide out motor to see if you have an issue with the motor, slide out controller or the connections.
The slide is not working. We have checked all fuses - battery - switch and all are good. Any other suggestions?
Check the slide out motor and check to see what the manufacturer is using for a relay or controller between the switch and the motor.
Our leveling jacks won't do anything but hum unless we have the aux switch on.
They are probably getting powered up from the auxiliary battery and need the switch on to get adequate voltage.
When I turn on the fridge to AC. it breaks the glass 5 amp fuse. Is something shorting it out?
Yes. Check the wiring and check the heating element.
I closed the slider and it didn't give me a problem, but when I tried to open it all it will do is make a clicking noise.
Check to see if the noise is coming from the gear box attached to the motor; it could be stripped.
Freezer works good, fridge does not. Fridge light does not work, manual states the thermostat runs on a 3 amp fuse but does not say where it is, Any ideas?
Your lower control board on the back of the refrigerator has the fuse located under the cover.
My refrigerator stopped working. The light on front of unit is blinking. It will not work on gas either. I have checked fuses and breakers. Any suggestions on what might cause this?
Well, you don't say who the manufacturer of the refrigerator is; but it sounds like it has went into a lock out on the control board. You will need to go through the reset procedure and trouble shoot the refrigerator to find out why the control board did not sense cooling and went to "lock out".
The furnace worked fine until i ran out propane. Filled tank turned up thermostat fan comes on, I have good spark not getting propane? Any ideas?
Light the other appliances and see if you can get the air out of the lines, or check and make sure you reset your LP detector and make sure they turned the gas valve back on after filling the tank.
This is probably a silly question, but how do I get my furnace to start blowing hot air out of my vents? All it does is blow cold air even if I leave it on for ten minutes.
Have a technician look at it and find out why it's not lighting if the LP is on and the battery voltage is up to a full charge level. When there you turn on the thermostat and there should be a short delay, then the fan should start to run and within 15-20 seconds you should hear the furnace ignite and start blowing heat.
Outside step lights WILL NOT! go off.
I would check the switch. The step should be manual and not have a controller.
This question is in regards to Onan fuel line from the chassis tank to the gen-set.
I would like to know where is the fuel pickup line on the chassis tank.
On the fuel hanger there are three outlets two with fittings and one with a slip on hose with a clamp, the two with fittings I think are for the engine, one from the fuel pump and one return line. The slip on line has no tube going into the fuel for pickup for the gen-set, I cannot find the line that supply's fuel to the gen-set and I cannot drop the fuel tank as the jacks and brace are welded.
The return line does not need a tube, so if you can get to them to swap places, you should be okay.
This RV has an Onan generator 6000 watts. The generator starts and runs perfect, not rough at all.
When you flip the main breaker it sparks like crazy where the windings/ brushes are. Any ideas?
I've searched the web and can't seem to find any answers.
Sounds like the brushes are worn out.
How do you remove front room TV? I can't get trim piece off to get to the TV.
If it's a plastic molding around the TV it's probably held on with Velcro and pulls off. Sometimes they are hard to pull off.
If it's wood there will be screws holding the front cover on and they probably have plugs over the screw heads, usually in the corners.
It's easy to get the TV out after you get the front cover off.
We recently acquired a 2004 Allegro Bay coach built by Tiffin and are unable to find out exactly what filter to get for our drinking water system and where to purchase it. Could you please advise?
If you already have one, you should be able to find a replacement cartridge at most RV supplies, even some place like Walmart.
I don't really suggest one over the other, it's a big market and your choice.
We have analog TV's in the older motor home that we just purchased.
What is the best way to receive digital signal other than purchase new digital TVs?
Install a converter box and antenna adapter or a digital antenna.
Can I replace a six gallon water heater with a ten gallon or larger water heater?
Check the area surrounding your water heater and see if you can enlarge the hole in the sidewall for the dimensions of the larger heater.
One of our HWH jacks self-deploys when driving under various road conditions. to get it back up we have had to force it up and down the road it usually comes down again with the attending screeching of the alarm.
A new part from HWH allows us to stop the RV and get it up but hasn't stopped the self deployment problem - do you have a solution?
You're probably going to have to replace the jack. You should be able to retract it without stopping. On some of those HWH controllers you have to leave the switch on with it in the "store" position to eliminate your problem.
How do I start the furnace in my 1993 American Eagle?
What type of furnace do you have?
I would guess if the LP is on, that all you do is turn on the thermostat and set the temperature.
If it does not work, check the fuses. Pick up a basic RV repair and maintenance guide book or call a technician.
Need to know where the box is that turns power to front TV when you put it in gear must be stuck in off no power to front TV at all.
Look next to the fuse panel under the dash or behind the TV for a relay.
Power Gear jacks will not come down. Fluid level good. Front jacks ok.
Is there a fuse for the jacks? Is so, where?
There is no separate fuse for the rear jacks. I would suspect the touch pad or wiring to the power unit.
Would I have damaged my batteries if I accidentally left the battery disconnect in the off position while generator is running or hooked to shore power?
No, you shouldn't have unless you left it for a long time and left it in a &"dead"; state.
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