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Old 12-15-2014, 06:32 PM   #1
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We just upgraded from a gas Fleetwood Bounder to a used Tiffin Allegro Red 38 QBA. The the leveling jack springs have a good bit of surface rust and go up really slow or get stuck. Can I use a rust removal product? If so any recommendations?

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I would think that the rust on the springs should not be a big factor for the jacks coming up slow. I would make sure the pistons are clean with whatever is recommended by the jack manufacture. I clean mine with WD 40 silicone spray and 0000 steel wool and then completely wipe them dry with a soft cloth. That being said maybe rusty springs could be your problem.
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I would not think that rust on the springs would be the problem with the Jack's not retracting. If the springs have been weakened then they need to be replaced. Cleaning and lubricating the rams makes sense.
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We just upgraded from a gas Fleetwood Bounder to a used Tiffin Allegro Red 38 QBA. The the leveling jack springs have a good bit of surface rust and go up really slow or get stuck. Can I use a rust removal product? If so any recommendations?

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Rust should not be a problem but the newer springs (HWH) are tapered at the top. If yours are not, you might try replacing them with the newer versions.
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We still have the old straight springs, have not had any trouble with the rams retracting. I've never cleaned nor lubricated the rams either and I leave the MH leveled when in storage 100% of the time.
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Looking at the amount of tension on the springs, I would not even attempt to change them myself. If anyone has, I would like to know how.
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Looking at the amount of tension on the springs, I would not even attempt to change them myself. If anyone has, I would like to know how.
I have never changed them either but I have seen threads where people have. I think the extend the jacks and then put spacers between the coils. Then when they retract them the tension comes off. You could probably do a search on 'Youtube" and find a "How to " video.
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You might wrap a rope around the extended spring to fill the voids and then tie the rope off to prevent it from popping out.
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Thank you everyone! I'm new member to the site and so far not dissapointed!!
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Looking at the amount of tension on the springs, I would not even attempt to change them myself. If anyone has, I would like to know how.
Hello ED , here is some reading for you to look at https://www.google.com/search?q=spri...+site:irv2.com some have came up with a lot of great idea's for changing them. Not hard to do, just be careful!
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