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Old 07-19-2016, 06:32 PM   #1
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Leveling Jacks

Like I have said before I'm pretty new to the RV thing with lots of questions The MH is in storage and on a somewhat un level pad,
How long can I leave my MH on the leveling jacks? without damage if any to them. Thanks Everyone for your help in the past.
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I've left my lifted on the jacks for +5 months without a problem.
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Folks leave them for months at a time. Storage, snow birds, etc.
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Doesn't hurt a thing to use them for long periods of time. Look at hydraulic type construction equipment left outside for months in all kinds of weather with the Rams exposed etc.
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If you don't get any sag or see oil drips you're probably golden. Before you raise your jacks, wipe them down with WD40 and take about 6 or 8 q-tips and clean the area at the top of the ram where the rubber wiper seal is. 15 minute job that may save you a lot of hassle later.
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Power Gear recommends a Silicon Spray on their jack legs.
https://www.lci1.com/assets/content/...g-82-L0502.pdf

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... If jacks are down for extended periods, it is recommended to
spray exposed leveling jack chrome rods with a silicone lubricant
every 5 to 7 days for protection.

If your coach is located in a salty environment (within 60 miles of
coastal areas), it is recommended to spray the rods every 2 to 3
days with a silicone lubricant.

Grease the fitting on the bottom of each jack cylinder with Lithium
grease every 20-30 uses.
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YMMV, but HWH recommends cleaning with soap and water or WD-40. They specifically state that if the Jack has had silicon spray, to clean it with WD-40 to remove the spray. That said, if is under warranty follow the manufacturer's directions, if it isn't, then do as thou wilt.
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As always great advice from everyone. Thank You
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