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Old 07-22-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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Motorhome lurches forward when raising jacks

I have a 2004 Travel Supreme MH with Equalizer System hydraulic leveling jacks. When I hit the "All Retract" button the front jacks come up first then the rear jacks. Sometimes the motorhome lurches forward when the front jacks come up before the rears have started coming up. This happens about 80% of the time I retract the jacks. Doesn't seem to matter if I'm level or not. I'm rarely on ground that really far out of level but it happens on perfectly level ground too.

Is this normal? Should I not use the "all retract" and manually pull the rear jacks up first? What's the preferred method for raising the jacks manually?

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Mine did the same. After speaking with others, they suggested starting the engine letting the air build then retracting the jacks. That procedure has all but eliminated my "jack dragging".


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Mine did the same. After speaking with others, they suggested starting the engine letting the air build then retracting the jacks. That procedure has all but eliminated my "jack dragging".


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I do that already. Maybe I'm not waiting long enough and the airbags aren't as full as I think they are. I'll try and wait a bit longer and see if that makes a difference.
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