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Old 06-25-2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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HWH joy stick 210 series leveling system

I have a 1999 HR DP having problems with one front jack coming up. I have ordered new springs, will install when they come in. My question is proper sequence on raising jacks. I usually raise both front and back store levers, and usually forget to start the engine first. I know I should start engine first and then raise the front jacks first. I know this sounds dumb, so why engine start (air bags inflation?) front lever first then the rear? I called HWH but they are back logged on tech support

When putting jacks down I put both levers down then begin moving jack control lever, should I only do one? the manual talks about pairs front and back or do both front and back for a side when using the control lever?


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Old 06-26-2013, 04:33 AM   #2
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Excellent leveling system - simplicity at it's finest! It's too bad it isnt' used very much anymore!

Note: I rather doubt the springs on the one hyd cylinder (unless they're broken) are the problem with retraction - 99% of the time it requires a cylinder rebuild/replacement.

As far as operation goes... since yours is a 100% manual system, yes, you should dump the air just before leveling. Slide the control bars (North and South) just enough to set both fronts and rears on the ground first - then level as needed using the side-to-side slots and/or front/back slots. When retracting I've never recommended airing the chassis up first - I've seen the jacks travel stroke become bound up if they're set and the chassis is aired up before retracting. I always retract with the air suspension relaxed.

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Old 06-26-2013, 07:26 AM   #3
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Joy stick problem

I have same system and same problem.I called HWH and they said the valve under the joy stick must be replaced.$390.00 for replacement valve can't repair. Mine is driverside front.It take about a week to come up about 3". The fluid is leaking by that valve causing it to come up.Hope this helps.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:23 PM   #4
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My first experience with an RV. older low mileage with an issue every thousand miles. I have a joystick controlled series 210 HWH leveling system. Vehicle is in park, e brake set, on shore power and I can not get a response at the control panel{near driver} 1994 Fleetwood Bounder. I would appreciate any help. Thank you in advance
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:51 AM   #5
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Mine are automatic but front drivers slow up, just use a spud bar and push up gently on bottom pad and it will retract if you want to move unit. There is also a chance the cylinders need cleaned or greased as per Mfg. You could also trying going with a newer power steering fluid in pump system. Probably a dealer repair.
Keep us posted. Hwh is an excellent company and will help you w any questions. I called and they were very very nice on phone tech called back within 24 hrs.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:21 PM   #6
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I'm sorry I can't help you with the order to deflate or not as my chasis is on springs.
As this post seems to be all over the place, but primairly about the HWH 210 series jacks; I'll offer my advice of downloading the manual from HWH. This manual is very informative for trouble shooting jack problems.
I too have a lazy jack. It's clean and not leaking. I can't remember the exact trouble shooting proceedure that HWH recomends, but when spring arrives I'll get to it. One thing that I might do is swap the jack location. This should tell me if it's the jack or the valve.

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Old 01-27-2014, 07:20 AM   #7
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HWH Joy Stick 210

I solved the issue but not sure how. My coach had sat unused for many years. I disconnected inspected and reconnect all electrical connections and got the joy stick controller to respond but could not get the e brake/park light to go out a disconnect reconnect and very aggressive reset of the e brake and the system operated as designed

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