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Old 08-24-2008, 07:31 AM   #1
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My motor home has power gear levelers. Its been about a year now since I bought the Motor home and I was wondering was there a lube of some sort that I should put on the jacks? Thank you for any help.
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My motor home has power gear levelers. Its been about a year now since I bought the Motor home and I was wondering was there a lube of some sort that I should put on the jacks? Thank you for any help.
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HYD jacks are self cleaning. Some people will wipe them off. ANY oil used will attracted dirt tom stick to jacks. I do nothing to mine but use them. Have had Power gear, HWH and Big Foot over the years.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rvten:
HYD jacks are self cleaning. Some people will wipe them off. ANY oil used will attracted dirt tom stick to jacks. I do nothing to mine but use them. Have had Power gear, HWH and Big Foot over the years. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thats the best answer I could have gotten, thanks. The only thing that made me wonder was that one of the rear jacks looks real dry compared to the others.
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If they get gritty (e.g. rain spattered sand) you can wipe them off with a soft cloth, perhaps dampened with ATF if you need some moisture, but it is not necessary or desirable to lube the shaft. However, some Power Gear jacks have a grease fitting (zerk) on the collar at the bottom of the cylinder (where the ram shaft slides in/out) and a occasional squirt of a lithium grease is needed there to keep the jack running smoothly. If you don't grease that zerk, eventually the jack will retract slowly or not at all. Other models are permanently lubed and have no zerk on the cylinders.
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Thanks to everyone for the input.
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I spray the rams with silicone lube right before I retract them. Keeps them running smooth.
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