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Old 04-23-2008, 12:10 PM   #15
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Regarding the comment about "power down, and power up" on all jacks...... I've learned from HWH that (1) the slide-outs have 2 solenoids; (2) the jacks have only 1. The slide-outs are powered both in and out, but the jacks are only powered down, and then the solenoid releases the hydraulic pressure and the springs are supposed to retract the jacks. Dirty or bent, slightly, jacks will either retract very slowly, or only a portion of the way.

Just my 2 cents from my personal experiences.

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Old 04-23-2008, 07:39 PM   #16
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I carry an ax that I thought I would use to split firewood, however it is getting a lot more use as a lever to retract the curbside rear jack!
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:30 PM   #17
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What is it about curbside rear jacks? That's usually the slow jack to retract on our coach as well. WRV replaced the springs on it last fall, and that helped a little, but it's still slower than the rest.

For me, when the temperature's cool outside (like 45 degrees or less), it's a lot slower, and when it's warm (like 60 degrees or more) it comes up quickly. I am just assuming it's cold hydraulic fluid and it's the farthest away from the reservoir. My rear slide extends and retracts a lot faster when the engine's warm than early in the morning, cold engine, cold day, hence the thought on cold hydraulic fluid.

I haven't pried mine up yet, but I have drunk a half cup or coffee or so waiting for that curbside rear jack on a cold day.
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:24 PM   #18
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Again I suggest using a light lubricant on the struts (see above). It really does work.
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My method of using the shovel and or the air bag motion up and down to re-track a stuck HWH jack was a last ditch procedure.
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Happy to report that the Roadmaster lube (for towbars) solved the problem. The bad jack retracted further than ever. Now on to the other three.
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I looked for Zep 45 on Zep's website but did not see it. ??
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Try calling 1-877-428-9937 for Zep customer service.
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