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Old 05-04-2015, 08:09 AM   #1
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Powergear Leveler System - Grease Fittings

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I've been cleaning the ram shafts and lubricating with silicon, per manufacturer instructions in the near-useless 4 page Owners pamphlet. Front levelers started groaning when retracting and driver side started not retracting all the way - about 3 inches remaining.

Researched online and found more in depth documentation. Viola! There is a grease fitting at the bottom of each cylinder... they were all buried beneath road grime.

Once I applied some grease, the levelers are very quiet and retract with no issues.

The useless Owners pamplet makes NO mention of the grease fittings.
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Hummmm!
This was in the manual PDF I downloaded from Power Gear web site.

1. Check the fluid level every month. Fill the reservoir with the jacks in the fully retracted position. On vertical pump assemblies, the fluid should be within 1/4 inch of the fill port lip and checked only with all jacks retracted. On horizontal pump assemblies, the fluid level should be up to the weep hole on the side of the reservoir tank and checked only with all jacks retracted.
2. Change fluid every 24 months.
3. Inspect and clean all hydraulic pump electrical connections every 12 months.
4. Remove dirt and road debris from jacks as needed.
5. If jacks are down for extended periods, it is recommended to spray exposed chrome rods with a silicone lubricant every seven 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.
6. Jacks equipped with grease fittings at the bottom of the cylinder should be greased with light weight lithium grease using a hand pump style grease gun only. 2 or 3 pumps should be sufficient for every 20-30 uses.
7. Do not use a high pressured was/rinse system on any of the components associated with the leveling system. This includes the pump, pump motor, wiring harness, control and touchpad.

THE USE OF A HIGH PRESSURE WASH/RINSE SYSTEM WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.


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Yep, thats what I downloaded also. My point is that the printed 4 page Owners pamphlet in my coach documentation omitted information about the grease fittings.
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This may be helpful to others:

I've been cleaning the ram shafts and lubricating with silicon, per manufacturer instructions in the near-useless 4 page Owners pamphlet. Front levelers started groaning when retracting and driver side started not retracting all the way - about 3 inches remaining.

Researched online and found more in depth documentation. Viola! There is a grease fitting at the bottom of each cylinder... they were all buried beneath road grime.

Once I applied some grease, the levelers are very quiet and retract with no issues.

The useless Owners pamplet makes NO mention of the grease fittings.
Thanks for sharing.
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