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Old 11-19-2018, 04:17 PM   #21
Joe Hollars
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Had another camper just down from us with the same problem. Motor struggling to raise or lower the gears.
Suggested that he oil the gear legs. He used a spray silicone to spay the legs down. Motor stopped struggling
and everything works great now. Try a little lube on the gear legs.

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Old 11-20-2018, 12:44 PM   #22
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Found a 15 amp

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You should find a 30A (I think) in-line fuse in your front compartment if memory serves me. I had that one blow a couple of times on our 2008.

Found a 15 amp on a blue wire. Looked fine but I put a new one in just to make sure. No change.
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:47 PM   #23
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Three things not working

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Is there any thing else 12 volt that is not working? I would not think all those things are on a single fuse.

Have you checked your battery?

Three things not working: Slides, landing gear, rear stabilizers.
Found out my old multimeter quit working. Have another ordered and will be here tomorrow. Will dig in earnestly tomorrow.

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Old 11-21-2018, 08:05 PM   #24
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Found grease fittings

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Had another camper just down from us with the same problem. Motor struggling to raise or lower the gears.
Suggested that he oil the gear legs. He used a spray silicone to spay the legs down. Motor stopped struggling
and everything works great now. Try a little lube on the gear legs.

Joe
Today I found the grease zerks on the front of the legs inside the propane compartments. Put in about 10 pumps of grease. I also determined the battery had a good charge.

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Old 11-21-2018, 08:07 PM   #25
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Remote is a question

This business of the remote is somewhat befuddling. I have a remote. Haven't used it for anything but the radio. Does someone have a pic of the wiring in the front panel that applies to the remote. Ignorance is not bliss.

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Old 11-21-2018, 10:06 PM   #26
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I don't know about a Mountaineer, but some Montanas have/had a remote control system which allowed you to open/close slides, operate the awning, turn on/off the scare lights and, later on, operate the hydraulic jacks from a hand held remote. The brain for this system lives in the pass through compartment. It has a propensity to quit operating properly (i.e. switches no longer work).

If you have this system then there are other posts you need to read.
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Old 11-22-2018, 02:44 PM   #27
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Our 2010 295rkd had the same issue in 2017, in a remote spot in Alaska. The solution for for us was the same jumper around the ground of the module. A month or so later problem returned. Jumper around module positive connection.

PS, my controller was in the battery compartment. High up on the wall.
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Old 11-22-2018, 04:46 PM   #28
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This might help you more than me trying to explain it to you.
The remote control module in ours is located on the back wall top right of the battery box.

http://www.montanaowners.com/forums/...ad.php?t=46515

And this is what the handheld remote looks like, "not the module" that is what they sell for a replacement... Our module looks like the one in the first link.

https://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Remote-.../dp/B00YZ5C8EM
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Old 11-23-2018, 10:40 AM   #29
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Update to all

Gentlemen,
Right now I am under the weather and not able to do much. I have been given a lot of good ideas. One gentleman offered his phone number. I will be using all these resources. Right now this old man has a physical problem to get through. Thankfully I have several weeks to figure this out. On a better note I bought a Makita drill that is able to raise and lower the front.
Thanks to all,

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Old 11-25-2018, 02:22 PM   #30
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If you hook up to the seven pin on your truck does anything work? If so it may be your on board battery is not up to full capacity or needs to be replaced.
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Old 11-25-2018, 03:12 PM   #31
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In the upper right hand corner of your Battery Bay, is the receiver of you remote. I realize that this sounds far out, but check to see if the reset button has tripped. If so it can have all kinds of weird effects on your rig.
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Old 11-25-2018, 05:25 PM   #32
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I would bet it's your battery that's not fully charged. Someone asked how old it the battery. Well????
If the battery is reading barely 12 volts, it's not fully charged. It should be reading at least 12.5 volts. While the battery cables are still hooked up and you're plugged into shore power, check the voltage at each battery post. They should read at least 13.5 volts if the converter is working. Then disconnect from shore power and check the battery again. This is where it should read 12.5 volts. If it doesn't, take it out and bring it to a auto parts store and have them check it.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:32 PM   #33
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Have you kept them greased? dry jacks don't work good!
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:53 AM   #34
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We have a 2010 Montana Mountaineer 326RLT. 3 hydraulic slides with electric landing gear and stabilizers and a remote which controls all. Last year our landing gear motor started laboring even when retracting. The dealer replaced the motor which didn't help. he lubed the legs which didn't help. Then he replaced the driver's side leg and the motor tried to run but the legs wouldn't move. They figured out that the new leg had reverse gearing. When the motor tried to run, one leg was trying to go up and the other was trying to go down. He didn't have a leg with the gearing that I needed, but he did have another leg with gearing that matched the new one he had put on, so he replaced my other leg also and everything worked. I don't remember if they used jacks or if we just left it sitting on the truck.
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Old 11-30-2018, 05:12 PM   #35
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Hello and thanks to all.

Gentlemen,
I have not gotten the landing gear problem fixed and I have been a little under the weather. Thankfully I am in the same spot for awhile. Will begin updates as soon as I can. Thanks, Steve
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