Save 50% Off of Campsites with Passport America

Problem with Bigfoot Leveling System on RV

by Vern Clevenger
(Cobb, CA)

I recently purchased a used 1997 Gulfstream Sun Voyager with a Quadra Bigfoot Leveling System. When I start the engine the left jack light blinks red all the time. When I try to level the coach nothing happens.

What am I doing wrong? I used to have a National Tradewinds and am used to how that system operated. This one has me in the dark, even after reading the Operations Manual.


ANSWER: Greetings Vern thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

The flashing red light means that the leveling jack is not fully retracted. The first step you need to take is to look underneath your Motorhome and see it that jack is not all the way up. If it is not then you might want to press and hold the emergency retract button on your panel (if your model is equipped with one) for a few seconds and see if that jack retracts all of the way.

If you see that the jack is in the full up position you may have a bad switch on that leveler that is not being activated to shut off the warning light on your panel and allowing you to extend the levelers.

Leave your RV repair bills to us—Good Sam Extended Service Plan

If all else fails you should visit the Bigfoot Quadra Manufacturing Contact Page and call the phone number listed for their White Pigeon, Michigan facility and during normal business hours you will be able to talk to one of their techs who can walk you through some more troubleshooting tips.

I hope this helps.

Do you have any suggestions or comments on this topic? You can add them to this page by clicking on the "Click Here To Post Comments" link located near the bottom of this page.

Now protect all of your Vehicles and your family while on the road: Join Good Sam Emergency Road Service Today and save!

Happy RVing

RVing Al
Do you have any suggestions or comments on this topic? You can add them to this page by clicking on the "Click Here To Post Comments" link located near the bottom of this page.

Camping World

Don't Forget To Visit The Everything About RVing Stores.  If It Has To Do With RVing And The Outdoors The EARV Stores Have What You Are Looking For!

RV Accessories - Sporting Goods - RVing and Travel Books and How To Videos - Kindle Accessories and Books - The RVers Gift Shop - The RVer Mall - Buy or Sell An RV - The NASCAR Collectibles Store

Comments for Problem with Bigfoot Leveling System on RV

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
leveling Jack's
by: Rocky King

Best service I ever had from a tech support. Big Foot leveling jacks.just call Eric at Big Foot. all I had to do is find the rest for the main power supply and flip the button.

Thanks for all your help.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
leveling Jack's
by: Anonymous

I have a 2000 cruise master with big foot leveling system. Power light is on and all up light is on, Jackson won't go down.

Rating
starstarstar
leveling jacks on gulfstream.
by: wayne

I too have the same issue, i contacted the bigfoot people for advice and all they would tell me is that i needed to buy a new controller for about $800 and did not even offer up any possible trouble shooting options. So good luck. My control panel is the quadra ez bigfoot control panel with air dump. I suspect that the switch is bad. The 3 other jacks work like normal, so im going to put the jack back together and pull the switch out of the controler and try jumping things to see if it will activate the jack.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Bigfoot Contact URL
by: Anonymous

Bigfoot's contact page has been relocated to:

http://www.bigfootleveler.com/contact-us.html

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
jack fluid for big foot jacks
by: Anonymous

if you add fluid to your big foot jacks it brake fluid not oilARCANE

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Big Foot System
by: Anonymous

I have a 2000 georgie boy rv & ti`s has been setting up 2 weeks all batteries & silnoides good but can`t get the panel on dose not light up we just got home after a a 2000 mile trip ever thing went good parked it at the house now two weeks later my jacks don`t work can you help?

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
up in the air
by: Anonymous

one jack is fully extended (down) and won't retract? what tha?

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
right rear.
by: John

I bought a 98 Georgie Boy Cruise master. The right rear jack will not go down. The other 3 work, but all 4 lights on the control panel are blinking. I was told it was a bad solenoid. Any suggestions??

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
right rear.
by: Anonymous

I bought a 98 Georgie Boy Cruise master. The right rear jack will not go down. The other 3 work, but all 4 lights on the control panel are blinking. I was told it was a bad solenoid. Any suggestions??

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
BigFoot Levelers
by: Joan

I have three lights.
1 - all up - solid red
2 - Front - flashing red
3 - Rear - flashing red

In the manual,

Panel won't turn on, system won't run, clicking noise, FRONT & REAR lights flash.

Battery low - which it is not
Panel won't turn on = coach battery - battery ok

If the battery is good, then the unit "might" have a ground issue.

Must un-plug/re-plug the interface cable to clear code on panel regardless.

WHAT CODE?
WHERE IS THE INTERFACE CABLE?

I phoned the emergency number twice yesterday to two different techs and got no response. It is the week-end and I guess they don't do anything on week-ends.




Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Bigfoot levelers
by: Mark Cook

When the levelers quit doing their thing, the back always ends up higher than the front, also I can't control just one leveler at a time. Either the front two work together, or the back two, or the left two, or the right two. How do I operate just one? Thank you.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
coach not staying level
by: Dick

The left rear jack is picking the wheel up off the ground after our coach sits for a day or two.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
SOLENOIDS
by: DENNIS LEWIS

ALWAYS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE SOLENOIDS STICKING , EVERY TIME I CHANGE ONE ANOTHER ONE STARTS STICKING , THE BACK ONES ARE HARD TO GET TO ANY IDEAS dennislewis284@gmail.com

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Bleeding Leveling Jacks
by: Penny

I have found that if you bleed 1 leveler you will have to bleed another very soon.
Rick at Big Foot is very paitient and helpful.
He will give you detailed instructions to do this yourself and or your RV center mechanic, but as i said you must do exactly what is told or you will be very frustrated and have to start over. Timing in this process is everything.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Big foot hint
by: Vic

I have Bigfoot jacks. First thing to check is your fluid level. Each jack has its own resevoir. Fill it to within about .75 in. of the top when jack is retracted. Once you have topped up the oil you may find that the jack works but will not produce enough lift to raise your coach. If this is the case you may have to have to bleed the air out of the jack. All this takes is to drive the unit up on blocks so the jacks will bottom out before they reach the ground. Extend the jacks fully and let them sit extended for a couple hours then they shoud work as intended.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
24-hour help line
by: Anonymous

Quadra has a very helpful 24-hour emergency assistance line. If you call the regular number during non-business hours, the recording will list the emergency numbers to call.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
jacks down
by: ted

jacks would not retract without using all down they are fully extended and red light on panel blinking red.panel comes on but all i here is clicking on pump.i checked to make sure power went into pump it was good but feed to top of pump didnt seem to have power.right rear jack leaks some where do you add fluid or is it self contained. thanks ted

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask An RV Question.

Recommended Reading For You







Good Sam Roadside

Good Sam Travel Assist

Click Here