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Old 09-27-2013, 08:23 AM   #1
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Question About My Power Gear Jacks

Hello everybody! This is my first post....I am having an issue with my Power Gear jacks. I am able to adjust front to back - no problem - side to side is the problem. I have had the pump replaced as it was only putting out 3200 lbs and not the 3500lbs of pressure that it should. With blocks I can lift both the front or back wheels off the ground. The rear jacks have a max extention of 15 inches but when I try the side to side it will not level only extends partially then stops. I have no leaks and this happens on a slope of only 2 or 3 degrees. The coach is a 2004 Coachmen aurora gold I purchased used. Is it possable the jacks were replaced with ones that have a lower rating as far as lift capacity? I am at a total loss - even the folks working on it cannot figure it out. Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I have moved your post into its own thread to get you better responses and to avoid hijacking the thread it was originally posted in.

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Old 09-27-2013, 09:29 AM   #3
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What happens when you use the left and right side buttons? Does the motor run and nothing happens or does it act like the buttons are dead?

If the latter, then I would check the fuses on the control board, which is part of the control pad itself.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:35 AM   #4
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Side-to-side leveling is done strictly with the rear two jacks, so maybe one of them is not able to extend as much as it should. Could be a leaky control valve on one of those, or maybe even a slightly bent ram. You could try swapping the front valve for first one, then the other, rear valve and see if a different valve in either position changes the behavior. If it does, you have found the bad valve and can get a replacement.

Further explanation: The front jacks are powered from a single control valve on one hydraulic line, so they are always at equal pressure. Only the rears have the ability to actually push one jack down more than the other. The fronts merely follow along as they equalize pressure to match the change in the rear angle.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:37 AM   #5
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When using the left or right buttons it will raise the coach slightly but not enough to level
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:43 AM   #6
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RVRoamer - The only valves that I am aware of are the ones located on the pump itself. After hours of research i am aware that there are only 3 valves on this system 1 for the front jacks and 2 (one each) for the back jacks.
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My jacks have ID tags on them with the model and serial numbers. If yours do you can email Power Gear and ask them what the full extension length should be. With that information you can tell if your jacks are going to the full extension. I have attached some PG manuals if you don't have them. If your jacks don't have tags on them you can identify your model with the manuals. You can also download manuals from PG's web site.

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Power Gear leveling solenoid valve need to find one, etc

I have a 99 National Tropical 6350. The front jacks stopped working. I first replaced the fuses in the touch panel (all of them) still didn't work. Checked the current and all was fine. Swapped a rear solenoid for the front one and it worked the front legs! Bad solenoid valve. I am now looking for on....Any suggestions where to find the part number and the part? Thank you so very much. God Bless Zelda
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I have a 99 National Tropical 6350. The front jacks stopped working. I first replaced the fuses in the touch panel (all of them) still didn't work. Checked the current and all was fine. Swapped a rear solenoid for the front one and it worked the front legs! Bad solenoid valve. I am now looking for on....Any suggestions where to find the part number and the part? Thank you so very much. God Bless Zelda
Goto: http://www.powergearus.com or write to: info@powergearus.com. they will get you pointed in the right direction.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:34 PM   #10
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It may be you are already too close to full extension... NOTE, if this is the case putting blocks under the jacks may lift the rear wheels off the ground and if you lift just one REAR wheel off the ground you are at risk of pretzeling your 500 each jacks. (E-Bay pricing). plus labor to replace (NOT EASY) (Note that is not how I pretzeled mine).

Just one rear, or both front, puts you at risk.. Use blocks or ramps under the wheels to get near level and then finish with the jacks.

I made stair steps.. Start with 3 feet of 2x width of tire tread
On top of that is glued 2 feet of same
On top of that is 1 foot of same

you can pull or back onto it one,2 or 3 steps.

THESE ARE HEAVY.
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