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Old 10-05-2009, 12:17 PM   #15
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Forgot to mention when replacing new motor silicone all orfices including around boot cover.u should be good to go!

What do you mean about silicone orifices. where are the orifices??

I have this problem with my jacks and want to do this correctly.

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Old 10-06-2009, 05:03 AM   #16
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Cliff , anywhere moisture can get in. Bolt heads around boot etc. What i found is the brake on the motor goes bad ,the motor is usally ok so don't throw motor out,just buy the brake. To test motor ,pull off brake on end of motor (small disc).hook-up motor to 12 volt doesn't matter how u hook-up positive-negative,should spin easily. If u pull plate on brake u will see alot of rust inside on magnet from condensation. Hope this helps.if u have any questions,call me 815-275-5187. Mike
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Cliff , anywhere moisture can get in. Bolt heads around boot etc. What i found is the brake on the motor goes bad ,the motor is usally ok so don't throw motor out,just buy the brake. To test motor ,pull off brake on end of motor (small disc).hook-up motor to 12 volt doesn't matter how u hook-up positive-negative,should spin easily. If u pull plate on brake u will see alot of rust inside on magnet from condensation. Hope this helps.if u have any questions,call me 815-275-5187. Mike
thanks mike

thats what happened to me . power gear is sending another motor to me( it took two weeks) and my tech will look at the others.

how about the slide motors. have you heard of any issues with them?

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Old 10-06-2009, 10:45 AM   #18
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no,i think they're out of waters way.the rear jacks are the biggest problem because they are right behind the rear tires.i would quess your fronts are fine,again it's usally the rear. lot of water off the rear tires!
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When they replaced the rubber boots on my jacks they used a large Hose type clamp to seal out the water. I've been through several rain storms w/o any problems...knock wood.
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When they replaced the rubber boots on my jacks they used a large Hose type clamp to seal out the water. I've been through several rain storms w/o any problems...knock wood.

I have the hose clamps you have and water still got in. Suggest you take advise of previous post and silicone the boot and all other orifices.

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Old 01-15-2010, 08:19 PM   #22
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I finally got my 2008 Providence jacks fixed. When ready to take off on our winter trip, Jack would not raise. Fleetwood techs were able to advise how to manually raise jack once I told them the brake was the fault and needed to be removed to be able to move anything. Because we were enroute and away from the unit for a period of time there was some coordination problems. It appears now that powergear will not work directly with the customer on this problem. Must be through dealer. My jack boot had a small hole in it. Possibly from a trown rock?
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Just as a suggestion. Run a bead of silicone around the top of the boot to help prevent water getting into the boot. From my experience, yep expensive experience, the least bit of water corrodes the jack and it becomes in operable. Lousy design in my opinion.

The rear jacks seem to be the hardest to keep water out of. I replaced the right and left rears under warranty and just replaced the right rear out of my pocket...$600+.
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just as a suggestion. Run a bead of silicone around the top of the boot to help prevent water getting into the boot. From my experience, yep expensive experience, the least bit of water corrodes the jack and it becomes in operable. Lousy design in my opinion.

The rear jacks seem to be the hardest to keep water out of. I replaced the right and left rears under warranty and just replaced the right rear out of my pocket...$600+.

i hope u didn't throw motor away.the brake is the one that gets rusted and drags down motor. All u need to do is replace brake,most of the time. 600.00 +,remind me not to go there!
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i hope u didn't throw motor away.the brake is the one that gets rusted and drags down motor. All u need to do is replace brake,most of the time. 600.00 +,remind me not to go there!
I did keep the motor and gear ass'y. The problem seems that not only will PG not talk to anybody, they will not sell directly to the repair facilities. The only way I could get the brake was by buying the assembly direct from Fleetwood.
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Do have the electro/hydrolic, or the motor on each jack set up? My '08 40X, has the electro/hydrolic set up. Thanx, Robbie


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I finally got my 2008 Providence jacks fixed. When ready to take off on our winter trip, Jack would not raise. Fleetwood techs were able to advise how to manually raise jack once I told them the brake was the fault and needed to be removed to be able to move anything. Because we were enroute and away from the unit for a period of time there was some coordination problems. It appears now that powergear will not work directly with the customer on this problem. Must be through dealer. My jack boot had a small hole in it. Possibly from a trown rock?
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I have a 2007 Fleetwood Bounder 35E.
In 2008 Fleetwood replaced all four jack motors and brakes
and replaced the Controller - all under warranty.

In January 2010 I paid Ancira (Fleetwood Dealer in Texas) $1,300
to replace one motor and three jack brakes and the Controller.
These were the "upgraded" boots, etc. that were replaced.

Power Gear warranted three brakes and boots - cost only.
I had to pay the labor.

Fleetwood (the New Fleetwood) would contribute nothing.

So, Power Gear still has the problem.

All of my Boots now are siliconed.

It appears that the front jacks are situated where water
is pressured against the jacks ( the jacks being immediately
beside the mud flaps.

Think i will try a shield of aluminum, etc to try to deflect the water.
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Not happy with Power Gear

Good luck Power Gear will not talk to the end consumer. I am going thru replacing the jacks now , one at a time . They should do the right thing and have a recall. Had to replace the step motor and electronics last month, Would not honor warranty because some one had pierced wire with a tester. Their own owners manual says to put 12 volts to the motor to eliminate motor problem when trouble shotting the problem.No more POWER GEAR for me .That will be a deal breaker if a future coach has any power gear on it. I will get of the soap box now.
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