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Old 05-25-2017, 10:43 PM   #1
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Atwood Electric Jacks - "Shout Out"

Good day fellow Motorhome Owners - I have read in depth posts about Atwood Electric Jacks
1. No Longer Supported - Cannot get controllers replaced or fixed.
2. Jacks have a tendency to break the shear pin.
3. Costly replacement- hydraulic (HWH or Big Foot) - $6K ~ $7K

Many manufactures from years 2005 ~ 2006 used these including Fleetwood and Newmar.

I know that there are many of these coaches with these Atwood jacks. I would like to hear back from "all" there experience with them - Good or Bad?
I have to imagine that some of these units work OK?

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Yep, we've got 'em. So far, knock on wood, we had only 1 experience with a gear motor going bad that got replaced. Luckily, it decided to quit after they'd all gone to their UP position so it didn't impact travels. The only other issue was needing to recalibrate the auto-level after several years. Fingers crossed they continue to hold up until we're ready to move up to a DP in 3-4 years.

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Old 05-25-2017, 11:01 PM   #3
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i have a rear jack issue and have taken jack off and ready to begin looking for problem. the manual 1/2 inch nut does not move the leg at all. what should i be looking for when i take the top off. Help. i have a 06 phaeton and may be time to replace the whole jack. do not really want to spend a lot of money at this time if i can repair a gear or a pin.
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I sound like you know what is wrong just have to fix it.
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Old 05-26-2017, 03:57 PM   #5
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I haven't got into my jacks yet 2004 fleetwood flair but the jack itself is a simple 2 wire jack both can be hot ground through case. So I will bet you can find all parts by cross reference of # . Controller on the other hand differant story. I have to look closer to the new 5er auto level. Quick check says they are very close in design. I don't believe Atwood.
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broke into leg today and found that i have a broken shaft. Does anyone know if I can get replacement parts. I have seen where I can get gears but not clear if shafts are available
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where can you get the gears?
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Hello RegDog105 - If you are talking about the "shaft" on the gears - what I have read on other posts is to use an appropriate size drill bit and a dremel tool to cut it off to the correct size.
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I just had my controller rebuilt ...my dealer sent it in .. i think he called dinosaur repair .. but i am just gonna install it...so i know there is somebody repairing....maybe call capital rv in bis nd and ask for parts and get the addy or phone number.
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also i found a ton info on line for problems and what to do to reset them ect....i can e mail them as i have some saved if anybody wants...
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some info

here is some info I will get more from other computer
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File Type: pdf atwood troubleshoot.pdf (217.3 KB, 23 views)
File Type: pdf jackretrct.pdf (32.0 KB, 21 views)
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Thanks for the PDF's. I have seen these. I have broken into my Jack found that the main shaft (runs thru gears) that drives the jack leg screws was broken. I cannot find a replacement shaft. The idea of a drill bit is interesting but I have been told that the material is too hard to drill holes into plus one end has to be tapered down.

I am hardheaded and I can get a new shaft thru a machine shop but it will be costly because this is such a small project and these guys are highly trained.

Not giving up yet.
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I have one jack that appears seized, took the top off but the square tube itself has several indents that hold a plate in place.

unless those intends are drilled or cut out I cant get to shaft itself.

anyone have a schematic of the parts inside that?

Or anyone take it apart, I'm not paying $600 for a new if I can avoid it
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