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Old 01-15-2014, 01:01 AM   #1
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Leveling question

I was noticing that my rear jacks are not contacting the cement pad we are camped on. When we arrived I leveled using the automatic system and all went as planned. Front are down and level but back are not down. We are on a very level spot so I did not notice anything wrong. I was just wondering if the rear jacks should be touching even though the coach is level. Should I manually lower the rear jacks? Does this make any sense? It's late and I cant sleep.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:38 AM   #2
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Yes I would manually lower all jacks until they contact the ground. Then if level, push all jacks (usually in pairs of two) down a bit more manually. This will provide a firm support and minimize coach movement when walking around inside.
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:14 AM   #3
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you might want to give the jacks a slight wack with a small hammer. sometimes they stick. but as stated above, all should be touching ground.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:02 AM   #4
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Thanks I'll work on that today.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:15 AM   #5
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Generally, the rear jacks provide side to side stability and the front are only used for leveling and front/rear stability, so I'd lower them manually and then lower the front to re-level also manually.

However, if you are not haveing any problems walking around, Don't worry about it.
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May or may not apply; but are you lubricating the jacks ?? My service tech recommended lub after 5 days of use. spray Silicone not oil.
I'll second the comment above, manually extend so they all make contact....
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Be careful about spraying anything on the jacks. HWH does not recommend spraying anything on them because they haven't tested the products to see if they're compatible with the seals and wipers. They recommend wiping the exposed jack cylinders with a clean rag if you feel they're dirty.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:21 PM   #8
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I went ahead and manually lowered them. Just not sure why they didn't lower automatically.
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