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Old 02-06-2014, 04:38 PM   #1
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Lippert Leveling System Error Message

We have our 2013 Adventurer sitting in the drive hoping to leave for warmer climates in the morning. Unfortunately when I started it to move it a few feet I got an alarm and error code on the Lippert jack control panel.

Even though the jacks weren't extended I got the message, "Retract Timed Out - Return For Service". I've gone through the manuals that came with the motorhome and am unable to find any reference to this error code or any troubleshooting procedure that covers it.

I tried to call Lippert, but they are closed for the day and won't return until well past the time we need to hit the road.

Has anyone had a similar experience? Are there any online manuals that cover this situation? And finally if all else fails is there a way to disable the touch pad to eliminate the periodic beeping and flashing warning.

All the jacks appear to be fully retracted, and all the lights on the panel are out except the continual error message running across the screen, and the periodic warning beep.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:36 PM   #2
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Try this. Disconnect power to the system and reconnect. Then reset it:

To reset, Hold all four buttons simultaneously (front/back/left/side).

If yours has the auto level function:

Manually level the coach and then tell the leveler system that it is leveled by turning the panel off, then on, pressing the front button 5 times followed by the rear button five times, then the retract button 3 times and you are set.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:41 PM   #3
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Try this:
Turn ignition to RUN position Set parking brake Turn ignition OFF and then back ON.

Extend then retract. Try again.

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Old 02-06-2014, 05:50 PM   #4
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Just had this error two weeks ago. I turned the unit off, turned it back on then did the steps that Jbmsr did above and it cleared for me.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:00 PM   #5
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Hikerdogs,

Been there… done that. Per Lippert tech:

To clear the error message simply hold down the retract and enter buttons simultaneously and it should quickly clear. I've done this at least three times, most recently two weeks ago.

I like the auto level feature, however this system seems to be a bit finicky. It doesn't take much to "throw it off its feed".

Let me know if it works for you and safe travels

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Old 02-06-2014, 08:16 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for your quick responses. I tried the on and off routine a couple times, but the code was still present. Jupiter's response did the trick. I held both buttons for about 5 seconds. The panel flashed and beeped a couple times then read "All Jacks Up" and shut down in the normal manner. Hopefully everything will still work at 5:30 AM tomorrow in the -10 degree weather

Thanks again
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:20 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for your quick responses. I tried the on and off routine a couple times, but the code was still present. Jupiter's response did the trick. I held both buttons for about 5 seconds. The panel flashed and beeped a couple times then read "All Jacks Up" and shut down in the normal manner. Hopefully everything will still work at 5:30 AM tomorrow in the -10 degree weather

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Thanks for the update. Have a safe trip.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:13 PM   #8
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Good to know Thanks Jupiter.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:07 PM   #9
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Jupiter is correct,
Here is the official Winnebago Quick Reference Guide:
http://www.lippertcomponents.com/ima...sheet/0231.pdf
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:41 PM   #10
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I had the same problem on the first overnight with my Journey. Did as Jupiter suggest per the Lippert tech. Message cleared, then he proceeded to tell me there is a tech service bulletin for this. If I remember correctly they had to change the relay for "time to retract". apparently the system timed out in the auto retract procedure.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:31 AM   #11
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We've had the motorhome almost a year. It's got over 11,000 miles on it and has already been to Alaska. In all that time and all those miles this the first problem. I'm sure temperatures of -8* didn't help the retraction time. We're now in balmy Georgia with temperatures all the way up to 35* and haven't had another reoccurrence.

We made it all the way to Champaign Ill. without any further problems. We were cruising along at about 62 mph when we heard a loud crash and felt a big bump from the back. As I looked out the drivers side window a small pickup was heading across the highway at an angle.

We pulled over and got out to see what happened. Apparently a kid was driving along at 70+mph not paying attention to traffic and rear ended the bright yellow Jeep we were towing. The back of our Jeep was all smashed in, the tow bar and related towing gear was turned into a pretzel, and there was some damage to the front of the Jeep.

Luckily there were no injuries, but I have to admit I would have never expected it. The kid tried to tell the state patrol officer his windshield was so dirty he couldn't see us in front of him. I'll bet he was either on the phone or texting.

The Jeep is in the body shop, and will hopefully be repaired by the time we head for home. It looks like we'll be renting something when we get to Florida. Hopefully the rest of the trip will be without anymore of this type of excitement.
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Wow, but we've all been there done that !
I mean, we've all been the kid and you at one point or another

I would think his insurance should pay for your rental, one less headache for you !
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I've found that you won't get the error if you run the engine while operating the jacks.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:51 AM   #14
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Camper,

Unfortunately, that has not been my experience. I have always run the engine while extending or retracting and have still experienced the error code.

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