Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-27-2012, 05:49 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
C&SL's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: ND
Posts: 634
We had ours with jacks down for five years in storage with no problem. Now we live in it, so no storage anymore. We have had no problem with the jacks or spring either.
__________________

__________________
C&SL is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-27-2012, 06:13 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
AFChap's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: ...hopefully on the road!
Posts: 4,720
HWH says their jack rams will not rust, ect, and to use them. Mine were down almost all the time for 6 1/2 years of full timing, were always down in storage for the 2 years prior, and since we stopped full timing last year are now again always down when stored/parked. I have never wiped or "lubed" the rams in any way, never had a jack fail to retract, and all rams still look like new. I always use jack pads on soft surfaces (anything other than concrete), and even on concrete in freezing weather so freezing to the parking surface is not a concern.
__________________

__________________
Paul (KE5LXU) ...was fulltimin', now parttimin'
'03 Winnebago UA 40e / '05 Honda Odyssey toad
AFChap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 06:25 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,538
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmpncrsaider View Post
If you leave them down for the winter can it weaken the retraction springs at all?
Been leaving our HWH's down for ten years, up to six months at a time. No trouble yet, not even with the springs.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 06:30 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
njs42's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Federal Way, Wa.
Posts: 2,901
Quote:
Originally Posted by vsheetz View Post
Sometimes mine are up, sometimes they are down...

Just the opposite for me.
__________________
I do all my own stunts
03 Dolphin LX 6355, Workhorse W22, 8.1 vortec, 04 CR-V, Blue Ox, Brake Pro----Norm, Barb and
Doc(He's a PhD)
njs42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 08:09 PM   #19
TAZ
Senior Member
 
TAZ's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Heaven's Scene
Posts: 803
Mine are down. But they are atwood levelegs. No springs or hydraulics. Give the suspension a break.
__________________
2010 Damon Daybreak 3204 Sport, bunkhouse with Jeep Wrangler toad.

Improvise, adapt and overcome... "Semper Fi"
TAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 03:16 PM   #20
Junior Member
 
Boots13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 6
Mine are DOWN, I lube mine with a DRY Silicone spray. WD 40 is not recommended for the SEALS.
__________________
Boots & Joan
2007 Tiffin Allegro Bus
Opti-Lube user & Repr.
Boots13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 07:35 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
CJ7ole's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 968
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boots13 View Post
Mine are DOWN, I lube mine with a DRY Silicone spray. WD 40 is not recommended for the SEALS.
IF you have HWH jacks, their most recent recommendation is to use WD-40, not silicone or hydraulic oil. If you have another brand it could be something else.

I was parked next to a beautiful Beaver DP a few years ago, his jack cylinders were so rusted I don't know how they functioned.
__________________
Ole and Anne Anderson, Highland, Michigan
'02 Adventurer 32V, Ford F-53, ours since 4/08,Goodyears, Konis, SeeLevel, CHF
'84 CJ-7 , 5.3 Chevy, 3" lift, 33's, Detroit Locker, Fiberglas tub, winch, hi-lift
CJ7ole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 08:12 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Yukon Jack's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Colleyville, TX
Posts: 172
I have a 2001 Monaco Dynasty with RVA jacks that i have deployed in the down position to relieve some of the weight on the bearings and tires for the past few years during winter storage, and have not seen any problems. I frequently lube the exposed outer tube with WD40 then wipe off the dust and contaminants to make sure there is no rusting during active or inactive use.

The last two winter storage seasons, I purchased 4 simple jack stands and set the height just below a good supporting frame member on each corner and then lower the coach onto the jack stands so that I accomplish reducing weight on the tires, and wheel bearings, as well as reducing the potential for fatigue to the retracting springs, and allowing the outer jack tubes to be concealed and protected from the weather and blowing dust and contaminates. Further, i have the comfort of mind that the coach will be level, without having the hydraulic system under constant pressure during winter storage. This may seem like an over-kill to some, but I try to do everything I can to extend the service life of every component possible on these expensive motorhomes.

Happy RV'g to everyone

Jack
__________________
Yukon Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 10:35 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
demoon's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 817
Power Gear electrics. Any reason they can't be left down enough to take some weight off? And, what about lubing, during storage, and/or when retracting.
__________________
Neil, Lin, and our furry companions, Ashby and Cody. 06 National Surf Side.
demoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 11:09 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
mllk3rd's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Pismo Beach, CA.
Posts: 323
I leave mine down.
__________________
Mike, Lora and Bebe
05 Safari Simba 37 PCT, WorkHorse W22, Koni FSD, CrossFire, Rear Trak-Bar, SG2
Ready Brute w/ Ready Brake, Safe-T-Plus, 05 GMC Envoy
mllk3rd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 12:21 AM   #25
Member
 
sbranen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 48
My first class A was a Holiday Rambler alumni lite. I kept my jacks down for 10 years while the vehicle was parked next to our home. We never had a problem with the jacks. A hydraulics manufacturer told me to leave the jacks down when parked for extended periods of time because the seals are always lubricated under pressure. If they are retracted and not under pressure the seals can dry out and fail if not used for long periods of time.
__________________
sbranen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 12:44 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
Walter5555's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Union City, Ca.
Posts: 526
I have always been under the inpression that the jacks were for you to level you Rig with out going out side to put blocks of wood under your tires.
They come real handy when it raining.
Just a thought.
__________________
Walter5555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 06:58 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
georgetown350's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,603
Quote:
A hydraulics manufacturer told me to leave the jacks down when parked for extended periods of time because the seals are always lubricated under pressure. If they are retracted and not under pressure the seals can dry out and fail if not used for long periods of time.

If its true about the seals drying out I might have to start leaving the jacks down during storage.
__________________
2008 HR 340 Cummins, Vacationer XL
georgetown350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 04:32 PM   #28
Junior Member
 
jtfcons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
I block to within 1-2 inches of the jack pads while jacks are up (normal position) then dump the air bags. The result is coach settles on blocking and most of weight is off suspension. Jack shafts are not exposed using this method but jacks are still used to support coach, without worry of leak down over long periods.
__________________

__________________
jtfcons is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
jacks, storage



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.