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Old 04-10-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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jacks how long do they last

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I have a 2011 Damon Daybreak puchased Dec last year with 7000 miles on the clock.

The hydraulic jacks have gone wrong today, they think it is the motor. How
long would you normally expect something like that to last?
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:47 AM   #2
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Any mechanical device can and do fail. When is a really huge question that no one can answer.
Are you sure they are hydraulic? IS this motor on the jack or is this the pump motor??
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Usually quite reliable. My 95 coach never had any work needed to the jacks, nor has my current 2002 coach. Just check fluid once in awhile and clean the exposed piston area every couple years.
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Thanks all. - I bought it just after Christmas second hand, and it had a three month warranty. I had mentioned that they didnt always retract fully but was told they do this sometimes and just put them back down then retract again and they should work

This is the first ever motorhome or anything like it that I have ever had, so it is a completely new experience for me, and I really don't know what to expect. Hopefully it will be repaired under their warranty as I had mentioned a problem about a month or so ago.

The slides are also playing up and the lounge one is totally stuck in most of the time now, plus I was afraid to use it as it got stuck out twice. Of course now the jacks have gone I won't be able to use the bedroom one either.

Being in the uk the parts will need to be ordered in from US, and I am on tour now in Shetland and Scottish Highlands at present, so it will be sometime in June I expect before it can be repaired.

If I was on a really flat site would it be ok to put out the slide so I can get into the bedroom drawers?

It had only had one owner from new and done less than 7000 miles.
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My 2011 Daybreak 36SB has Lippert (LCI) hydraulic levelers. They were using a cheaply made pump that leaked hydraulic fluid into pump motor. After a few calls to Lippert customer service they agreed to replace the whole assembly at no charge. I had to supply the labor. They replaced it with a different model pump. The original pump is no longer used so they know something is wrong with the design. 2 years later and no more problems.
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:56 AM   #6
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Many thanks - that's really useful information. I must admit I would expect something like that to last far longer than the amount they will have been used in less than 10000 miles.
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Hi again. Still in discussion with my supplier about all of this!

What might one expect to pay for a replacement hydraulic pump, of the original Chinese specification

If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be most grateful
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Level ground - shouldn't hurt to extend slides, especially the small bedroom one.
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Level ground - shouldn't hurt to extend slides, especially the small bedroom one.
Thanks - that's useful to know

Any info on cost of the Lippert replacement unit anyone ?
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My pump was 600 dealer replaced under 30 day warranty
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OBD2

I have a damon intruder 460 ford F53 chassis. I can't find the plug connecter for the OBD2. Anyone know where it is?
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The first thing I'd do is check all your grounds and be sure they are solid. Maybe even take a set of jumper cables and run from the ground block to a good clean place on the frame and see if it makes a difference.
An HWH tech told me that numerous problems with their system are caused by a bad ground.
Running a large separate ground wire solved all my problems.
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