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Old 09-18-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
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Leveler drifts

Having my class A at a seasonal sight this year, after a week or two, my right front level retracts partially. I extend it back to level and then after a couple of weeks when I return I notice it partially retracted again.
Anyone know why?
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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Brand? Electric or hydraulic?
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Sounds like you have a hydraulic leak. It's either in the ram or the hose leading to the valve, in which case you should probably be able to find the leaking fluid as it drips on the ground.

Or, there is a leak inside the valve controlling that jack, so that the fluid slowly leaks back into the fluid reservoir. There would be no external dripping in this case.
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Hydraulic. I have a 2011 Itasca Sunova with an auto leveler.
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No external fluid evident so you're probably right, it's probably leaking back to the reservoir. I'll have it checked out. Thanks all.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:35 PM   #6
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you might check and see if you have an emergency retract valve. On HWH leverl jacks there is a valve on each solenoid to let the jacks retract if something doesnt work and they wont retract normally. You might check and make sure that valve is tight in the closed position
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #7
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you might check and see if you have an emergency retract valve. On HWH leverl jacks there is a valve on each solenoid to let the jacks retract if something doesnt work and they wont retract normally. You might check and make sure that valve is tight in the closed position
Gemini, I'll check it out this weekend. Thanks!
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before you replace the valve, do this. level the coach, go under and mark the silver shaft with an ink marker. make two marks, one 1/2 inch down, and one 1 inch down.
next day, check he jacks. you should see which one has retracted. sometimes one jack on the opposite side or end retracts, and pivots the coach. this results in replacing the wrong valve. been there done that. experience is the best teacher.
with the jacks retracted, just replace the valve. there will be only a small amount of fluid lost.
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