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Old 10-11-2013, 03:54 PM   #29
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Well, today I decided it was time to investigate the swaying when on jacks. As per a lot of suggestions I ran the jacks all the way down and checked the tires, all tires were off the ground and the motorhome swayed. The wife says I am being to critical, but when I feel like I am in a boat in rough water I think there is a problem. I am going to keep my eyes open for a used set of the adjustable jack stands and see if they help. I was told the shocks are possibly wore out and that is also contributing to the problems. Not critical, but just driving me crazy everytime any one moves the rig sways like crazy.
Your tires should not be off of the ground. What jack system do you have.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:58 PM   #30
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You shouldn't overfill the battery cells. Bad for the battery. So I use an inspection mirror and a flashlight to look in the cells that I cannot see into directly. I'd guess Harbor Freight would have them cheap, as well as most autoparts stores. You can angle the mirror to whatever you want, and extend the telescopic handle, to see way in the back. Works great.
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I check the electrolyte levels in my 4 12V house batteries every 3-4 months, but I usually only need to and water every other time, (every 6-8 months).
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Well, today I decided it was time to investigate the swaying when on jacks. As per a lot of suggestions I ran the jacks all the way down and checked the tires, all tires were off the ground and the motorhome swayed. The wife says I am being to critical, but when I feel like I am in a boat in rough water I think there is a problem. I am going to keep my eyes open for a used set of the adjustable jack stands and see if they help. I was told the shocks are possibly wore out and that is also contributing to the problems. Not critical, but just driving me crazy everytime any one moves the rig sways like crazy.
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Does your coach have 4 Jacks, or does it have 2 jacks in the rear an one in front? I was in a Motorhome with a single front jack and could feel sway.

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I finally got a mirror and check the coach batteries and all is fine. Water level is where it is suppose to be.

Spent two days off and on trying to figure out what is wrong with my rig and why it sways when on the jacks. Have raised and lowered it several times, with jacks up have looked for and checked to see if they are loose, or the frame is cracked,etc. The only thing I have found is the fluid was low, but only about a quart. I am going to try the jack stands and see if they help.

Talked to a battery man and a Ford mechanic and both said it would hurt nothing to disconnect it. So will do that with a trickle charger on it.

Replaced a hose on my water pump the other day and now have a pulse flow from the pump at the kitchen faucet. Damn, if it ain't one thing its something else.
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