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Old 07-04-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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leveling Jack Feet

When I did a pre-trip inspection last week I noticed one of my leveling jacks appeared not to have retracted completely. Upon closer inspection I discovered that the retainer bolt was loose and the foot was probably being held by only a few threads. Had I not checked and retightened the bolt I probably would have lost the foot. This is the second time this has happened. The first time a foot was lost on a different jack. Anybody else have this problem (I would think so) and what do you do to remedy it; short of crawling under the coach and tightening up the feet ever so often? Mine are "Big Foot" jacks.

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Old 07-04-2012, 08:21 AM   #2
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I would say that they just worked loose thats a good size bolt and it's hard to tighten down. You might beable to drill a small hole in the shaft and put a cotter pin in there to catch bolt in case it loosen up again your not going to hurt it it just a safety device.

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Old 07-04-2012, 10:59 AM   #3
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Put some blue Loctite 242 thread locker on the threads. The red Loctite 271 will work too, but it is permanent.

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Old 07-04-2012, 11:23 PM   #4
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I lost a foot on the NY Thruway a couple years ago. It went thump, thump, thump under the MH and I thought I had run over a road alligator but never saw one in the road. I pulled over and my mud flap was badly mangled. I didn't know what happened but as I was unhooking the mud flap I noticed the foot "gone." I asked the dealer, when I had it replaced, to put blue Loctite on all the foot threads. So far, so good.
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