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Old 11-06-2013, 09:52 PM   #15
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This quick reference to HWH hyd. pumps pdf is all I can find that might be helpful.

Argosy, your logic IMO is sound. HWH states in their manual the system must have good 12V power or the system will not function properly; their recommendation is to run the engine while operating the leveling system to insure good 12V power. To me, that means the system has a high-amp motor/low HP rating.

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Old 11-10-2013, 11:39 AM   #16
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Most any machine shop can make a block off plate using the housing from the existing pump. They will need to provide for 2 hose connections: 1 from the tank that will connect to the suction on your new pump, 1 to supply pressure from the new pump to the valve manifold.

To determine the needed pump pressure you will first need to know jack piston size (front and rear jacks may be different), and appxoximate coach weight at the corners. you may be able to measure the ram size (the shiny part) or find a part number that can be looked up on the Powergear web site. From this information, I can calculate required pressure.

To size the pump, if we know the full load amp draw, we can look for a pump of the calculated pressure and known current draw. Amps x volts indicates the HP of the pump. Pressure x flow determine total HP needed. If the pressure is adequate, available flow will determine speed.

Get your local hose shop to make up connecting hoses with fittings. You can mount the new pump next to the existing pump (not above it) and connect the old power lines to the new pump. You will need to be sure the pump rotates in the right direction.

Good luck, but this is doable!

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