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Old 12-01-2015, 01:40 PM   #29
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If it were me, I would disable the switch , use heavy nylon ties to make sure the jacks couldn't drop and head to Florida. You can likely get what you need to make the repair where its warm. Worse case is that you would need to block wheels to level it. JMO
I'll find out tonight how much the repair will cost. That might be an option, but my MH is very low and hard to get underneath without putting up on a lift.
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Old 12-01-2015, 01:53 PM   #30
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I'd be suspicious of this repair guy. The springs will raise the jacks if no fluid is in the system. The alarm will sound if the fluid is low it probably just needs a little ATF in the tank. If it starts up again real soon then a leak should be expected. This sounds like a scare and hose em tactic from the RV shop to over charge you for a simple repair.

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Actually, this mechanic could have over-charged me on several repairs and upgrades that I asked him to do. The original job he did was for a generator that wouldn't run. The previous owner had told me it wouldn't run and would probably cost about $400+ to have it repaired. My guy confirmed the estimate, then called me up the next day to come and get it. He replaced a section of fuel line and filter. Cost? $69.

On another occasion, he put a new battery disconnect in and included a chasis disconnect all mounted to the distribution panel with red lights; total was just over $100. No more dead batteries

Yes, there was a big puddle of fluid under the unit but I was worried about the pump. He said the reason both hoses were bad was they were crossed over the transmission and were rubbing together but the pump was fine.

I'll let you know what the final verdict will be, but appreciate all the feedback. btw, when I called him in a panic, he told me the springs would hold them up and to drive it up to him so he could see what was going on.

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If the springs on the Jacks are not broken they will not come down. Hydraulic pressure is only for lowering the jacks, springs hold them up during travel.
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bud01234,
Sounds like your guy is honest and reasonable, not many of those around.
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