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Old 09-17-2010, 03:16 PM   #1
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HWH 'kick down' trouble

I have owned a 1995 Damon UltraSport Class A 34'gasser for almost three years. The jack is a 610, 9k lbs. The issue with the jack is this;
About 6 weeks ago, the actuator cracked in half as I was lowering the jacks for parking.
This resulted in the jack spewing oil all over the place and not coming down.
I replaced the actuator, and tried to lower the jacks, it did not come down.
I pulled on the jack as the jacks were being lowered and the actuator ram came to the up position and the jack began to come out.
When I tried to level the camper, i found that the jack I had replaced the actuator on would only retract about 1/2 the way and then stop.
I opened the hydraulic line and the jack lowered.
Subsequent raising and lowering problems have had similar results.
Is there maybe air in the line? The tank? How to bleed the line?
I have been told it could be a bad jack.
The actuator is solid against the jack bearing, is there a way to bleed the actuator?
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:04 AM   #2
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Definitely sounds like the jack is air bound.. Usage may clear the problem. Loosening the hose fitting while extending may release the air,
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:38 PM   #3
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Thank you George,
I have tried loosening the line and got fluid all over, but no joy. Here is the email to HWH service, maybe it sheds some light on the issue.


To whom it may concern,

The passenger rear jack is not retracting. The system was interrupted when the actuator housing broke due to the ram bearing surface coming off the tip of the ram. The ram could not reach the jack bearing, and broke the actuator housing.

Much fluid leaked out, and the tank for the hydraulic fluid ran empty.

I ordered a replacement actuator and installed it. After refilling the tank, I tried to operate the jacks

Driver front and rear are operating optimally. Passenger front is sluggish.

Passenger rear did not "kickdown", the actuator did not extend. The jack simply operated horizontally, and would not retract unless pressure was applied to the "foot". I pulled on the jack while the leveling system was engaged. As soon as the jack was at about 30 degrees, the actuator extended, and the jack went fully vertical.

In the process of leveling, I noticed the jack would only retract about 2 inches of the extended ram before stopping. The only way to resolve this is to open a fitting and let the fluid out, then the jack retracts.

I think the system has air in the lines. Please help me understand if there is air in the line, how to "bleed" off the 225 system, or what your recommendation is.
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Now to wait for a reply. Please share the reply as I am very curious.

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Old 10-17-2010, 09:20 AM   #5
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Absolutely no reply from HWH,

And I got an RV HWH certified jack specialist out here, and he just walked away.

So, I guess I limp along until it all falls apart...

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