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Old 07-15-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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What happen to my Leveling Jacks this week-end?

After we were all set up at the lake. The Mrs. wanted the swim rafts blown up. We were on a very unlevel front to back site, meaning the front jacks were much more extended than the rear. I have a air hose fitting under the hood that connects to the compressor for the air ride suspension. It's labeled "Air Supply" I started the motor and let it idle while I pumped up the rafts. Worked very well and was finished in less than 5 minutes. Heres the problem. After that exercise the Rv was leaning severely to the left? ended up letting the front end down and finding that I was leaking hydrolic fluid out of that front side in a bad way? The sheath around the Jack came into contact with the nut that seals the system and stripped it out. Rv is in the shop and I now hate water toys? I guess I cant do that, but why???

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Old 07-16-2011, 03:19 AM   #2
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What brand of leveling system do you have on the coach? HWH ?

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With the engine running and air pressure up, your coach suspension was filling with air too. Lifting with the air bags must have stressed that jack somehow, though I don't see any obvious connection. Or does your coach have a combined air and hydraulic leveling system?
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:13 AM   #4
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No on the combination air and hydraulic. Its a HWH system that is manual. Its located by the driver door floor. I think you are right in saying that the air pumping up the suspension stressed the jacks. Must have been the way the coach was setting. Its now fixed. We will see what happens this next week-end. its 100+ degrees so I think I will blow up the floaties before we level! Thanks Mike and Gary!
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