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Old 11-12-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Rear jacks on a 2010 Phaeton

The rear jacks on my 2010 40 ft Phaeton are coming up extremely slow. I took it to a Tiffin recommended dealer who told me they are both going bad and need to be replaced. I bought the coach new in Feb 2010 and wonder if this is a typical time frame for them to be replaced? Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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Try to lube them with silicone spray. Do not use wd40.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
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Also it might be that the springs are weak. A lot cheaper replacing the springs then the jacks.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:51 AM   #4
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I use transmission oil work ord fine
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:01 AM   #5
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We bought our 2010 Tiffin RED just after you bought your Phaeton. About the only but by far the Biggest disappointment with our Tiffin MH has been HWH levelers which I suspect is exactly the same system as yours. We have had one of the rear jacks replaced and now the other rear is about dead. Even started carrying a small floor jack to assist with retracting if needed.

FWIW the techs at Red Bay said NEVER use a silicone spray. They said use only WD40 or a similar product by a firm whose name escapes me at this moment.
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I got this from another web site and used it on ours and it works great. Get a oil squirt can and put automatic transmission fluid (ATF) in it. Found the squirt can at Tractor Supply. Deploy the jacks and squirt the ATF up towards the seal where the jacks retract back into. Wipe down the shaft with an old rag or some paper towels. Do this 2 or 3 times. You will be amazed how much dirt and stuff comes out from around that lower seal. And if all is good they will work like new. By the way, the only difference between ATF and hydraulic fluid is the ATF is red.
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