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Old 10-23-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
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Hello fellow campers. We have just finished a two week vacation to Pa. and Upstate N.Y. We parked on some not so level grounds and we had some problems with one time front and one time back jack hanging up. My husband banged it with hammer and worked okay after that. Do we need to spray the jacks with anything or do you think that they might have been over extended? We had not used the motor home much as we have only had it a couple of months. 07 Adventurer which had not been used much at all. Anyway, we had a wonderful, safe trip and cannot wait for the next one. By the way, we found out "how" to use the heat in the coach, electric switched to gas when it got too cold...have a great night...thanks
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Hello fellow campers. We have just finished a two week vacation to Pa. and Upstate N.Y. We parked on some not so level grounds and we had some problems with one time front and one time back jack hanging up. My husband banged it with hammer and worked okay after that. Do we need to spray the jacks with anything or do you think that they might have been over extended? We had not used the motor home much as we have only had it a couple of months. 07 Adventurer which had not been used much at all. Anyway, we had a wonderful, safe trip and cannot wait for the next one. By the way, we found out "how" to use the heat in the coach, electric switched to gas when it got too cold...have a great night...thanks
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:38 PM   #3
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We did a similiar trip this summer and really enjoyed ourselves.
I am assuming that you have HWH jacks? If so, forum members attended a HWH seminar this summer and HWH said that no "spray" was required. Previous to that I have used silicone spray. Not sure it made a difference but made me feel better!
I am assuming that the physical persuasion (the banging) took place after waiting around for five minutes and the jacks had not moved at all? Or were they just moving very slowly? If just slowly, maybe the spring tension is no longer sufficent. New springs may be required. But then again you mentioned they worked OK after the inital slow down. Hopefully others with a similar experience will be able to help you.
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:44 PM   #4
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I have had some "banging" noise from the jacks when retracting after being in an "extreme" position. I have never sprayed/wiped anything on the jack pistons, and based on seminars with HWH techs, I do not plan to. If your jacks are working fine now, I would leave them alone! If one is not retracting properly, I would talk to HWH and/or look into replacing the springs.
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Losts of things effect the jacks like temperaature, altitude and humidity. Give them time time cycle. If the ground is soft it can stick. You might want to use 10"x 10" blocks or plywood.

If all that doesn't work call HWH they are most helpful and all HWH stuff has a 3 year warrentee.
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