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Old 07-08-2009, 11:32 AM   #1
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fluid leak around leveling jacks

We've got a couple problems with the leveling jacks:

Once leveled, it doesn't stay level. The back end lowers over night. Then when we moved the coach the other day, we noticed something had leaked on the ground where the D/S levelers had been.

Any suggestions?

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Old 07-08-2009, 11:53 AM   #2
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Probably the hydraulic line connection at the top of the jack. If its rear PS, the connection is visible in the battery compartment. If rearDS, a bit of contortion is required to get to the fittings. Use the battery compartment access to get the right size tools regardless, then put a snug-tight twist on the fitting. It should take care of the problem. Mine did the same @ rearDS when it was only 4 or 5 so months old (they are so cute then); just took patience to crawl under & get to the offending fitting.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:03 PM   #3
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Wow, no leaking jacks, but one smartbed hyd ram is leaking a little. Will fix that once I have it home again, won't be too hard provided it's just loose. If it's a bad hose, not sure how to tackle that one, guess it's call HWH and see about some replacements or something.
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I have fought this problem since I have owned the coach. Finally got it fixed. Dont let the fluid under the DS jack fool you its not coming from the jack. Its coming from the rear of the hydraulic unit probably from the solenoid for the rear jack that is bleeding off. The fluid runs down the frame and then down the jack. If its the right rear jack that is bleeding off it will be the first solenoid from the rear on the back of the hydraulic unit try to tighten it. If you cant get it fixed PM me and I,ll give you the name of someone to call fro HWH in Oregon
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:44 PM   #5
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Monty- if you check fittings and find it still leaks and may be a hose, do a search here for "HWH hose" and you will have plenty of reading, hopefully without any of those pesky nudist ads. Many are having good experience w/hoses made up by a local hydraulic shop.
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Check to see if fluid is accumulating in the saucer shape of the foot. If it is then the jack is leaking and needs to be replaced. HWH can supply reconditioned jacks fairly cheaply. I just replaced the passenger side rear jack on my coach because of this problem.
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:26 AM   #7
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John & Lori's jacks are fairly new (low hours on them) so more probably the fitting(s) or hose(es). On mine the fluid pooled on the saucer-foot (then overflowed and made a giant disgusting mess, but am I bitter? Noooooooo, not me, never...) and it was a quick fitting tightening. On later models that have gone years w/out leaks it may be more correct to suspect the jack.
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