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Old 11-28-2011, 05:46 AM   #1
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Jacks down buzzer

Brand new to this. Just bought a journey 34 y. Seems like I need to have key on to lower jacks. While lowering jacks have to listen to the loud buzzer. Am I doing something wrong? Seems like I should have key out when jacks down. Passengers think I'm going to blow up the rv or something. Thx.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:12 AM   #2
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Try in accessory mode.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:26 AM   #3
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Try in accessory mode.
Agree, also we disconnected the buzzer!
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:17 AM   #4
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That's just how HWH sytems work. Anytime the jacks are not in the "travel" position and the ignition key is in the "run" position, the buzzer is activated. If you turn the ignition key to the "accessory" position, you can operate the jacks, but it is much harder on your chassis battery.

The buzzer is either mounted in a bracket to the firewall or packed in one of the wiring bundles behind the instrument cluster. Some buzzers have rotating covers to lower the noise. For the other types, you can just put a piece of tape over them to quite them down. Unplugging them is a little risky because they are an important safety feature of the system, even if there is a dash warning light.

I've made a simple circuit for mine that disables the buzzer when it is not needed but resets itself when the ignition key is turned off in case I forget to enable it again. I've mentioned to the HWH customer service that having to listen to the buzzer screech at you when you are parked and just leveling or working slides is very annoying. Since the system is computer controlled, it would be a simple change to allow you to disable the warnings during this time, but still have them active when the coach is in motion.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:51 AM   #5
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Thanks for the help. I'm just glad I'm doing it right. I can put up with the noise.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:32 AM   #6
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If you check the manual you may find some information that will help.

My Kwikee jack system (PowerGear) operates the same way as stated, No buzzer in accessories position. My manual also states that it is beneficial to have the engine running so that the alternator can assist the batteries.

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Old 12-02-2011, 09:30 PM   #7
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While the buzzer is VERY ANNOYING driving off while the jacks are down could be way worse. The buzzer is to remind you they are down.
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I knew there was an advantage to being old and hard of hearing. I like previously suggested used the rotating buffer on the buzzer module to alter the volume, however I turned mine up. I also have the indicator light in the dash. I used to drive airplanes and am a firm believer in lights, alarms and checklists they save time money and lives. If your passengers are worrisome tell them it's an alarm indicating too much chatter in the cockpit.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:22 AM   #9
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I start my HWH and then turn the key off. Unit will run and time out by itself. No buzzer.
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