Traveling in large vehicles like motorhomes and RVs can be a lot of fun. These have lots of space in them and the entire vehicles are furnished. This allows people to comfortably rest in the motorhome even while they are on their trips.
Moreover, the ability to use electrical appliances can be amazing as it makes you feel like you are taking your home with you on the trip.
Although, one issue that people get is that large motorhomes will shake when you move around in them. This mostly happens while the vehicle is parked. Considering this, Power Gear has come up with the 140-1226 leveling system that fixes this issue.
But there are still some problems that even this device can run into. This is why we will be providing you with some troubleshooting steps in case the Power Gear 140-1226 you are using runs into any issues.
Power Gear 140-1226 Troubleshooting Steps
1. Completely Extend Then Retract
The most common issue that most people using this device run into is that it stops moving. Although, before you get into the troubleshooting steps for it, keep in mind that the leveling system only works while you are parked. Considering this, if you are having trouble trying to move it, then try putting your vehicle in parking mode but keep the engine running.
If the problem persists then try to completely extend the jacks on this device. Once done, you can then completely retract them to close the system. If you are having trouble trying to retract or extend the jacks, then keep in mind that this can all the done from the main control panel. This has a button on it that you have to simply hold and the jacks will start moving.
2. Control Panel Wirings
If you notice that the control panel is switched off then this might be why you are having this issue. Keep in mind that the control panel is mainly responsible for allowing your jacks to move. If this stops working then you will be unable to control the jacks on your leveling system.
Although, the main reason why your control panel might be dead can be that its wirings have come off. Carefully observe these to connect back any cables that had been disconnected. If you notice any damages on a wire then this should be replaced with a new one.
3. Manually Retract the System
If you are still having trouble with the leveling system, then one solution is that you manually retract it. This is only if the device was already extended when it stopped working. Trying to pin down issues on its moving parts will take a lot of time.
This is why it is better that you take the device directly to Power Gear instead. The leveling system has a small hole in it that you can spin using a pipe. This will start retracting or extending the jacks depending on how you rotate them. Keep in mind that this will take a lot of time and effort which is why it is better that you only try it in case of an emergency.