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Old 02-23-2014, 02:07 PM   #15
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wow these threads are greatttt. I plan on getting motor home in fall, the time 4 family gets back home,i'll have known everything about travel problems......no kidding I'm enjoying your trip.....ok whats next
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:34 PM   #16
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On my former coach I could operate each jack separtely. If you can start to retract the one while someone watches it.
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From the pics don't see and real amount of dirt on the jack pads and see no reason you can't just retract all jacks throw some dire in the hole put 2x8's over the dirt and then relevel as normal.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:31 PM   #18
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We have had some "sinking experiences" in the past, and have constructed (4) 12 x 24" pads out of some pressure treated 2 x 12, with 3/4" PT CDX plywood on top and bottom. We have used these anywhere the ground is questionable and possibly going to be wet. Worked well most places - we were in an Edmonton AB campground in 2013, and we got the mother of all thunderstorms. The next morning, our 12 x 24 pad was actually driven into the soft earth about 3" - without the pad, I am sure the lift foot would have been lost in the mud.
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.................................. some pictures for y'all's entertainment. (We've been in Georgia so long we talk like that now.) ......................
You've apparently not been in Georgia quite long enough. The plural of y'all is all y'all or for way down in South Georgia is y'allses. Hope this helps you with your Southernese
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From the pics don't see and real amount of dirt on the jack pads and see no reason you can't just retract all jacks throw some dire in the hole put 2x8's over the dirt and then relevel as normal.
Initially we thought there was no dirt on top of the jack pads at all (until I took pics) and our concern wasn't whether we'd have a problem retracting, but whether lifting a jack with the slides out and releveling with the slides out is a good idea.
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Since your jacks are Power Gear and may be electric , I'd contact them as they do not suggest moving the jacks with the slides out. They respond quickly to emails. If you send one today , you'll have an answer early Monday. Their address is info@powergearus.com
Please update us when you can.

You were right! They responded at 8:30 this morning. Here is Tony's response:



Please dig around the jack foot pad until you have cleared the entire foot pad. Then retract the jacks and fill back in the hole. Then place a load distribution pad under the jack foot pad before you extend the jacks back down.

After the jack us cleared then follow the coach manufacturers recommendations on retracting the slide and then retracting the jacks or vise versa.

So, pretty much what many of you had said. We'll let you know how it goes.
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Glad to know Tony is still there. Hope it all goes well.
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