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Old 11-14-2016, 06:25 PM   #1
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Jacks won't deploy on 1988 345

My jacks don't seem to have any power to deploy? Any suggestions? I don't think my compressor is working either. I jumped the solenoid and the compressor ran.

Could the jack problem be because I don't have pressure from Compressor?

Does jumping the solenoid mean it is bad?
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:26 PM   #2
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If the compressor on the jacks is not working you should know it immediately. Mine are hydrolic and make a noticeable noise when being activated. Check the fluid in your system to see if its low. My compressor unit is mounted just forward of the right front wheel and has an indicator on the fill cap to show fluid level.
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Old 11-16-2016, 08:49 AM   #3
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I am not getting any lights on my control panel. I also noticed that my parking break indicator on dash is not lit. It seems like I may have an electrical issue first. Any thoughts on how to jump the switch box? I guess I could find a solenoid and jump that.
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Ripley post under Classic Motorhomes & you'll find more with systems like yours. Good luck!
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Old 11-18-2016, 05:39 PM   #5
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Hi Ripley,

We have a 1988 345 too. The first thing I'd check is power. Do you have the AirStream manual for your 345? It will have a schematic showing how the power is routed to the jack control panel. Check the fuse. Once you have power to the control panel you can see if the pump has enough fluid. On our motorhome the pump for the jacks is located right above the transmission. It is a real pain to check fluid. You can look for it after removing the dog house.

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