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M380 (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your M380 model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.....list your M380 Parts here too.

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Old 11-05-2017
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M380 Big Foot Leveling System 120 amp breaker is actually a 125 amp fuse shown in the picture of the 3 big fuses on this thread; it is the lower smallest of the 3 shown in picture. it is located in the house battery bay on passenger side of bus above the batteries to the right; it is the second grey box (lunch style box) more inside the center of the bay. It is the 120 amp breaker referred to in the M380 Manual Troubleshooting 4-7.3 "cylinder will not extend or retract "
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Good info here....^^^
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Default BigFoot rebuild and replacement

Continuing issues with a worn unreliable toggle switch on the jack control panel, bad “All Up” sensing, hit or miss jack retraction and a leaking pump led to ordering a new control panel kit, all four up-down sensors and a new pump. Previously rebuilt LR jack was also leaking again, so it will be replaced.

My question - where is the jack system control box mounted? Found one post that said it’s behind the dash. Hope it's accessible. But if not, I’ll just mount the new one behind the panel in the overhead. BigFoot included a new one, its bracket and wiring. Held the new control panel up to the old one and with the trim kit they included, looks like no extra cutting/adapting will be needed. Any advice from our experts appreciated...

Pictures of the controller “manual” & some of the new parts Santa brought below. Not nearly as much fun as what he’s brought for the bus in years past, but necessary .
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Van, the Bigfoot brains on my coach are behind the instrument panel. It is easily accessed after removing a half a dozen screws that hold the instrument panel in place. The guys at Parliament who replaced my controller had to replace control panel as well as the sensor to maintain compatibility. I was also told they had to pull a new wire bundle between the two components. Use care if you relocate the brains to insure you can adjust the sensor so the coach is level.

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Thanks Dan! The Level Sensor brain box was indeed behind the front instrument dash panel. Wiring between that box and the Control panel is simpler than for the old boxes. The new ones require only one 8-wire cable to be run, and both the 6-wire power and 14-wire Packard connectors from the coach to the Level Sensor box are plug-n-play, from old to new. The only catch for this part was that the new line between the Control Head and Level Sensor boxes was 24” too short, requiring an extension to be made. Should finish this part of the project tomorrow, then on to the new jack cylinder, pump and the 4 sensors. Didn’t receive new plastic covers for the position limit sensor clevis pins, so will be calling Quadra about that and the fact that the jack they sent has a full length mounting plate. Doubt it will make a difference as far as fit, but need to ask them.
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Just a heads up for you guys with Bigfoot levelers. The factory is about a 10 minute drive from the Shipshewana rally. Just think about the shipping costs you could have saved by visiting us east of the Mississippi!!
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Just a heads up for you guys with Bigfoot levelers. The factory is about a 10 minute drive from the Shipshewana rally. Just think about the shipping costs you could have saved by visiting us east of the Mississippi!!
Yeah and they will let you park your bus in their driveway and have lunch
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And invite your friends
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The Level Sensor on my bus is installed here.
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As I prepare to install that HEAVY jack and take the required hydraulic fluid bath, lunch with everyone in Pigeon MI sounds really good!

4,000 mi round trip / 8 mpg = 500 gal x $2.50 = $1,250 vs $200 shipping

Lunch with you all - PRICELESS!
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