Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-11-2014, 11:31 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
crah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 692
Power Gear leveling Jack settles after time

I have power gear hydraulic leveler and my passenger side rear jack will retract slightly after a day or so. I've had this jack seals replaced a couple of years ago due to a leak. There are no signs of leaking this time. I'm wondering if there is something else that may possibly cause this. Perhaps a bad check valve or leaking o ring somewhere. Anyone else have this problem and know where to start checking? It started doing this about 4 months ago and definitely not leaking anywhere. It will settle a little after 1 day.
__________________

__________________
Craig 2003 Holiday Rambler Scepter 36PST
RR8S 350 Cummins ISC with Banks
2011 Buick Enclave Towed with Readybrute
crah is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-11-2014, 11:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
gemini5362's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,078
[QUOTE=crah;1923919]I have power gear hydraulic leveler and my passenger side rear jack will retract slightly after a day or so. I've had this jack seals replaced a couple of years ago due to a leak. There are no signs of leaking this time. I'm wondering if there is something else that may possibly cause this. Perhaps a bad check valve or leaking o ring somewhere. Anyone else have this problem and know where to start checking? It started doing this about 4 months ago and definitely not leaking anywhere. It will settle a little after 1 day.[/QUOTE

When you raise your vehicle on jacks there is a valve that opens to allow pressure and fluid from the pump to enter the jack and push out the cylinder. When the jack is where you want it this valve goes back to the closed position and holds pressure on the jack. If the valve is leaking internally it will allow the jack to slowly drift down.
__________________

__________________
gemini5362 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 11:39 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
crah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 692
Thank you. Do you know if this valve is in the jack or somewhere in line or back at the reservoir tank?
__________________
Craig 2003 Holiday Rambler Scepter 36PST
RR8S 350 Cummins ISC with Banks
2011 Buick Enclave Towed with Readybrute
crah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2014, 06:42 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
donhoward49's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 868
Go to WWW. Powergearus.com download & print the Operating manual and the Parts & Service manual.. They also were fast to respond when I had a question..
Good luck
Don
__________________
2004 National Sea Breeze LX8375, Towing a 2012 Liberty.
donhoward49 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2014, 10:57 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
gemini5362's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,078
Quote:
Originally Posted by crah View Post
Thank you. Do you know if this valve is in the jack or somewhere in line or back at the reservoir tank?
My HWH Jacks the valve is right behind the pump. there will be a bunch of wires going to the coil that opens the valve. I did not think of it with my previous answer but HWH has a manual valve that allows me to lower the coach down off of the jacks if there is a problem with the electrical system. I think power jacks power up and down but I do not know that. My jacks raise by spring power when the coach weight is off of them. If you have a manual valve that can release pressure make sure it is closed tight or you will see what you are talking about.
__________________
gemini5362 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Large power draw on chassis battery '94 Kountry Star omegacanuck Newmar Owner's Forum 54 01-31-2016 09:22 PM
General jack problems jerichorick MH-General Discussions & Problems 16 02-14-2014 06:38 AM
Question About My Power Gear Jacks onlakegaston Class A Motorhome Discussions 9 02-10-2014 07:34 PM
No power to Refrigerator pink303 RV Systems & Appliances 3 09-08-2013 02:52 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.