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Old 09-09-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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HWH clearance

We just bought a Winnibago Vista 26 and had HWH model AP46766 stabilizer jacks installed. This is our first MH, so I'm not sure what to expect, but the clearance for the jacks to the road is 5 to 7 inches for front jacks & 4 1/2 to 5 inches for rear. We already scraped the rear ones leaving the RV lot. It seems they are too low and with continued scrapping; which seems likely, will get damaged. I'm thinking of having them removed, but hate to think of the expense. Any one have any thoughts about this? Many thanks.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:38 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

Ouch. That sure doesn't sound like much clearance to me and I would think that the lateral forces imparted while scraping them would surely cause damage fairly quickly.

Were these an after market install?

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That doesn't sound right to me, either.

Are you sure the jacks are fully retracted? I suspect you would have an alarm going off if they weren't, but that amount of clearance cannot be right.

Those jacks catching on something could result in some pretty severe damage. You need to discuss this with your dealer ASAP.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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I have HWH levelers and the bottom of them is about even with the bottom of the axles. Mine is a diesel pusher so it could be different.

Do yours by chance retract then flip up? Not sure if HWH has a set that does that.

A call to Winnie dealer or customer service would get you an answer. Winnie's number is 1-641-585-3535.
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We just bought a Winnibago Vista 26 and had HWH model AP46766 stabilizer jacks installed. This is our first MH, so I'm not sure what to expect, but the clearance for the jacks to the road is 5 to 7 inches for front jacks & 4 1/2 to 5 inches for rear. We already scraped the rear ones leaving the RV lot. It seems they are too low and with continued scrapping; which seems likely, will get damaged. I'm thinking of having them removed, but hate to think of the expense. Any one have any thoughts about this? Many thanks.
Hello and welcome to the forum. I assume that you had the jacks installed aftermarket. That clearance sounds very low. Did you ask the installer about the clearance? How about contacting HWH to make sure the levelers were installed according to their specifications? Good luck.
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We just bought a Winnibago Vista 26 and had HWH model AP46766 stabilizer jacks installed. This is our first MH, so I'm not sure what to expect, but the clearance for the jacks to the road is 5 to 7 inches for front jacks & 4 1/2 to 5 inches for rear. We already scraped the rear ones leaving the RV lot. It seems they are too low and with continued scrapping; which seems likely, will get damaged. I'm thinking of having them removed, but hate to think of the expense. Any one have any thoughts about this? Many thanks.
That is not close to being a correct install. Call the dealer and HWH and check to determine if the dealer made a mistake and also get some feedback from HWH. My experience with HWH is that they are a top notch company and should be able to help with the correct installation instructions

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Thanks for all your comments. The jacks were an after market installation installed by the dealer who sold us the motorhome; LaMesa RV in Davis, Ca. Good idea to call HWH. Thanks again. Bob
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On our DSDP they HWH jacks are installed just aft of where the wheel wells end on both front and rear and are about bottom of the axles. Haven't hit them once.
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Smile HWH Height

Mine on this 99 Bounder are about 7 inches front and back. About like the step.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:26 PM   #10
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Is there any chance the read skid scraped and not the leverler pad? I have a Vista 26p and first time I left a gas station I thought i'd hit the leverler..but turned out it was the skid at the rear.
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