Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-20-2011, 09:38 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
pdq_bc's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: where ever we're parked
Posts: 427
action/vibration of the washing machine - can this affect the jack?

need to check a theory...

We have an itasca suncruiser 35P and when purchased, we had installed a washer/dryer combo unit. As you know, the washing machine can have significant action/vibration during the various cycles.

Most recently, the rear driver's side jack is leaking. This is the second time for some fluid to leak; first was perhaps in June and just a bit of fluid and at that time, cleaned in off the jack and no further leaking. Most recenty, there has been more fluid and again cleaned it off the day before yesterday and then yesterday there some more fluid (not a lot).

note; this same jack was replaced last year (under warranty) due to leaking

so i am wondering....
- with the action/vibration of the washing machine can this affect the jack / causing the leaking?
- can the action/vibration of the washing machine damage the jack?


as always, thank you for the help it is appreciated
regards, pdq
__________________

__________________
peter & larry... tiffin 2015 allegro 36LA ~ chevy 2009 HHR tow
we're here... http://map.datastormusers.com/user1.cfm?user=12260
our blog... http://wllrtr.tumblr.com
pdq_bc is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-20-2011, 09:50 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
njs42's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Federal Way, Wa.
Posts: 2,901
Not impossible I suppose but it seems very unlikely---if the W/D were having an effect would it not effect all or at least other jacks as well? Our W/D vibrates at a 6.9 on the richter and my jacks are just fine and have been for ten years.

If the jack is leaking say through a seal---I suppose the vibration could encourage the leaking but not be a cause. This is opinion, of course your wondering got me to thinking---not always a precurser to anything profound--but thats my two cents for you to ponder.

I think you are due another warranty jack replacement.
__________________

__________________
I do all my own stunts
03 Dolphin LX 6355, Workhorse W22, 8.1 vortec, 04 CR-V, Blue Ox, Brake Pro----Norm, Barb and
Doc(He's a PhD)
njs42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 08:35 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
GaryKD's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 12,314
Hi pdq_bc,
I do not feel your washing machine has anything to do with your leaking jack. Like njs42 mentioned, it is not impossible, but unlikely. I've been using the combo unit for years with no jack problems.
__________________
Gary
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 08:41 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
pdq_bc's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: where ever we're parked
Posts: 427
glad i asked...
for i was wondering and then though that folks here could assist
THANKS
pdq
__________________
peter & larry... tiffin 2015 allegro 36LA ~ chevy 2009 HHR tow
we're here... http://map.datastormusers.com/user1.cfm?user=12260
our blog... http://wllrtr.tumblr.com
pdq_bc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 03:19 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Shore2Shore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 265
As the others have said its not totally impossible for the wd action to cause issues with the jacks, just highly unlikely. More to do with just age of the units in general and quality of seals etc.

The original fridgidaire laundry center wd in our '87 rig still works and that thing definitely shakes rattles and rolls!!! The rig follows but as yet no issues with the jacks at all, that's with no cycling of the levelling jacks for a long while.
__________________
1987 Fleetwood Bounder 34'
*~*Stationary Fulltimers for now*~*
Shore2Shore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 03:43 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 982
I'll go out on a limb here. Washing machine spin-cycle "action" directly causing a jack leak or other jack anomaly (other than contributing to a loose wire)? Basically impossible. I know, never say never but consider....

One way to look at this is simply by driving down the highway (which is hours and hours of cumulative intense vibration time) induces far more vibration (and acts directly on the frame where the jacks are mounted) than the washing machine spin cycle for a couple minutes here and there acting through the floor and thus indirectly on the frame.
__________________
ottffss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 05:13 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
EDALLSAILS's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
Posts: 726
Vibrations drive me nutZ! When we installed our combo washer/dryer I was ready to take it out after my wife did a few loads. I measured, aligned, leveled all to no acceptable results. Finally I went to an Industrial distribtor and purchased some 1/2 inch black rubber gasket materia scraps will dol. I cut 4 pieces into 1 inch circles and put one piece under each foot of the machine. Vibrations are still there but they don't vibration thru the entire RV anymore. You can see the machine vibratioons but the vibrations don't pass thru to the RV. By the way if you speak real nice the rubber distributor just may give you a couple peices of scrap material. Be sure to get something like Neoprene rubber. Don't get red rubber as it won't last. good luck, ed
__________________
EDALLSAILS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 05:25 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 982
Quote:
Originally Posted by EDALLSAILS View Post
.... Industrial distribtor and purchased some 1/2 inch black rubber gasket materia scraps will dol. I cut 4 pieces into 1 inch circles and put one piece under each foot of the machine. .....
What an excellent idea. Thanks...
__________________
ottffss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 08:22 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
pdq_bc's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: where ever we're parked
Posts: 427
thanks everyone!

as for using "1/2 inch black rubber gasket materia scraps" - someone suggested using a bike tire tube - which they found was the best solution
(just sharing their suggestion)

regards, pdq
__________________
peter & larry... tiffin 2015 allegro 36LA ~ chevy 2009 HHR tow
we're here... http://map.datastormusers.com/user1.cfm?user=12260
our blog... http://wllrtr.tumblr.com
pdq_bc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2011, 07:16 PM   #10
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,066
A bike tire tube probably isn't thick enough to reduce the vibration of a 200# washer/dryer. You would need that 1/2" thick material to cushion it much.
__________________

__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HE washing machine Geaux Saints Tiffin Motorhomes Owners Forum 3 10-03-2011 08:26 PM
Cameo microwave and washing machine failing due to electrical problems tomcat1540 5th Wheel Discussion 2 04-30-2011 06:59 PM
splendide washing machine tocoiriver RV Systems & Appliances 1 04-13-2011 01:44 PM
Whirlpool top loading washing machine knicholsen RV Systems & Appliances 2 04-02-2009 03:48 AM
RV Washing Machine Performance jjmm 5th Wheel Discussion 4 09-16-2005 04:21 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.