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Old 05-06-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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What springs to order?

Our jacks are so slow in retracting when it is cold (except the one that had new springs put on two years ago) that we think they need new springs and base plates underneath. I've looked all over and can't figure out how to determine what to order from HWH. I tried calling and got someone who was anything but helpful - said figure it out yourself. Now I realize we could take it in to a repair facility, but would like to see if we could do this repair ourselves. So does anyone know how to figure out what we need? We've got a 2002 36 MDDS (mid-door).


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Old 05-06-2009, 01:01 PM   #2
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HWH Springs


I suspect you'll get plenty of useful replies to this post - and you may find that the subject has already been covered a couple of years earlier on IRV2 - but my suggestion would be, get the jack number (yes, crawl under the coach) and call HWH back. Everything I've heard about them says they're very helpful. Perhaps the person you talked to was having a very bad day.


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Old 05-06-2009, 02:28 PM   #3
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Hello Barbara & Dave:

If you get Jack # (front & rear) as was suggested and Call HWH they will provide the correct springs. You can also get HD Springs from them like I did this year.
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Guess it will be a while before we can order - it is raining, raining, raining, here in Western Washington so it will be a while before we can go crawling under. Just the thing for bad backs and knees.
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:34 PM   #5
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Hello David and Barbara
If you look in the propane compartment you can see the model # for the front jack and if you look just behind the rear tires P/S you can see the #'s for the rear. All of this by just kneeling and bending no crawling required WE also have an 2002 however its the FDDS34. Our model #'s are AP22420 for the front and AP22337 forthe rear. They may be the same on your's I'm not certain.
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Barb - You may want to try something else before replacing the springs. I always extend my jacks as far as they will go and wipe the center shaft with hydraulic fluid whenever they start moving slowly. Same thing happened with HWH jacks on my previous RV and have been successfully doing it with this also (for over 15 years). Get a clean cloth and just put a little Hydraulic fluid on it and wipe it over the jacks. After doing all of them, let the jacks down. I think you will find they retract very nicely and you shouldn't have to go to the effort and expense of replacing springs.

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