Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-01-2020, 09:29 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Dripping Springs
Posts: 37
2020 Seneca jack not coming down

Well we are out on a 2 week trip. Currently in California. We arrived at the RV park and put down the leveling jacks. The back right rear jack isnít dropping, but the monitor shows it is. I put them up and tried again with the same results. Any suggestions ? Thanks all.
__________________

Dchafe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2020, 09:53 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
SloPoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Sandy Utah & Kingman AZ and in our Seneca everywhere else.
Posts: 2,154
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dchafe View Post
Well we are out on a 2 week trip. Currently in California. We arrived at the RV park and put down the leveling jacks. The back right rear jack isnít dropping, but the monitor shows it is. I put them up and tried again with the same results. Any suggestions ? Thanks all.
If it won't budge on the initial lowering of all 4... can you try to wiggle it and free it from what might be sticking?

I have not had any such experience in this area.
__________________

__________________
Steve & Stacy,
Ned and Ellie (Red Labrador, Border Collie/Boxer)
2015 Seneca 36FK
2007 Toyota FJC - on the trailer
2020 Coors Light - in the fridge

SloPoke is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2020, 10:01 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: NE Oklahoma
Posts: 174
Read today on this or another website the same problem with jack not dropping down. It was found that upon installation the wires were crossed. This was a case of it being a new MH. Just thought that would be worth mentioning.
Oklahoma Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2020, 06:58 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Paris
Posts: 32
Can you check voltage on the rear solenoid valve with a meter when trying to lower. If you pull back on the connector you can get meter leads on it. The yellow and orange wire are the rear solenoids. Also make sure that common ground connection on the side of the pump is tight. Good Luck!
Attached Thumbnails
Levelling Jack Pump.jpg  
__________________
Greg & Staci,
Our Dog Bella
2020 Seneca 37k
2018 Jeep JKU

75462 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2020, 07:12 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Paris
Posts: 32
You can also manually drive the jack down with the pump running with a allen wrench on the end of the solenoid to see if the hydraulic part of the problem can be eliminated.
Attached Thumbnails
Operate Jack Manually.jpg  
__________________
Greg & Staci,
Our Dog Bella
2020 Seneca 37k
2018 Jeep JKU

75462 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2020, 08:56 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
EA37TS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Chester
Posts: 846
On one of our trips I had a jack that did not lower but it wasn't because there was a problem. That corner of the coach (passengers side front) did not need to be raised for leveling.

I later retracted the jacks, moved the coach due to the distance to the sewer hookup and leveled again. The second time all the jacks came down.

That trip was the only time I have had that happen.
__________________
Dave
US Army (Ret)
2020 Entegra Accolade 37TS
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk TOAD
EA37TS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2020, 11:09 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Rustynuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Coos Bay
Posts: 1,140
Not related to the jack not coming down issue but something to check and keep an eye on if you are under the rig by the pump unit is the welds on the bracket that holds the pump as units has broken off on some Jayco models. Mine still looked in good shape but lots of flex in the factory bracket so I added a support bracket that goes down to a solid exhaust bracket on the frame and it is rock solid now.
Attached Thumbnails
i-6x9NqTh-X2.jpg   i-CsZMdgr-XL.jpg  
__________________
Brian & Jeannie
2018.5 Seneca 37RB with tons of mods
2015 Jeep JKU Rubicon

Rustynuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2020, 12:12 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Apple Valley
Posts: 286
That bracket is a great idea. When I took my Seneca to the dealer to install the DV2 Kit they added what I assume is a splash guard below the pump and tank .
Attached Thumbnails
6333DF93-8ADC-4406-ABC4-FF028E2B7303.jpg  
__________________
Mnwelsh
Apple Valley MN
2015 Seneca TS, 2019 Seneca TS
Previous RVs: 3 truck campers and 2 fifth wheels
Love the Seneca. Toad 2018 Ford F-150
Mnwelsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2020, 10:51 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Dripping Springs
Posts: 37
An update on the jack. We arrived at our next location (Chico Ca). That same jack stayed up while the others lowered. Manually put the jack down from the panel. I looked under and all connections looked secure. So I decided to raise all up again and try auto level again to see if it worked. Although it was the last jack to go down, it did go down as it should have. Usually when I engage auto, they all come down at the same time. Do these need to be greased? Thanks for all the suggestions and replies.
Dchafe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2020, 11:23 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
SloPoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Sandy Utah & Kingman AZ and in our Seneca everywhere else.
Posts: 2,154
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dchafe View Post
An update on the jack. We arrived at our next location (Chico Ca). That same jack stayed up while the others lowered. Manually put the jack down from the panel. I looked under and all connections looked secure. So I decided to raise all up again and try auto level again to see if it worked. Although it was the last jack to go down, it did go down as it should have. Usually when I engage auto, they all come down at the same time. Do these need to be greased? Thanks for all the suggestions and replies.
Don't use grease... I use WD40 or a rag with Automatic Trans Fluid(ATF) that cleans them up.
__________________
Steve & Stacy,
Ned and Ellie (Red Labrador, Border Collie/Boxer)
2015 Seneca 36FK
2007 Toyota FJC - on the trailer
2020 Coors Light - in the fridge

SloPoke is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2020, 07:46 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Massillon
Posts: 15
WD 40 is recommended. I’d spray it down and run it a few times. Should work itself out.
__________________

Kwarstler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×