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Old 01-29-2009, 08:38 AM   #15
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All the jacks seem to work OK except one[ I can get it to retract if I help it with a 2 by 4;

I called HWH and ordered a set of springs; they said if the jack retracts with a little help, most likley all I need is some new springs; they said the new ones are stronger.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:00 AM   #16
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The price they gave me for a set of springs for my jacks was $22.50 a set. I'm just going to replace them all.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:00 PM   #17
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I changed the springs on the jack this morning; boy what a differance; this jack now goes up faster than any others. I bought new springs for all the jacks, can;t wait to get them on.
If you have a slow jack, new springs are like magic.
The new springs are a new design, and are much stronger than the old ones.
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:07 AM   #18
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robert h,

I had the same problem awhile back. Go here to see an easy way to install the new ones. Pieces cut from a paint stirer stick works well.

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Old 02-08-2009, 04:19 PM   #19
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I just replaced all 4 of my jacks springs.
Heres how I did it.
Two packages of cloths pins from walmart
remove springs from cloths pins (now you have two halves)
Get strong rope; two pieces
Tie one end to tree; ( or telephone pole in my case; the other end to one side of spring.
Tie other piece of rope to the other end of spring.
Tie other end of that rope to bumper; ( my case trailer hitch on truck.)
Stretch spring enough to insert cloths pin in springs; (cloth pins need only go in part way), insert 14 halves on one side 14; 180 degrees from them.
back up truck and remove spring.
do the other the same way.
Extend jacks on motorhome; insert clothpins in the springs (14) in each side of spring; you will need 28 per spring.
hit store and retract the jack, the jack will only retract part way, you will need to help it up (I used a 2 by 4 about 6 feet long)
The springs should almost fall off at this point.
remove old springs and install new springs.
Put jacks down (cloths pins should almost fall out of new springs when they are extended)Remove any remaining cloths pins; your done.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:57 AM   #20
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If your having a problem with one of your jacks not retracting or you have a slow retracting jack; the very first thing to do is replace the springs on that jack; It;s the cheapest thing to do, less than $25.00 and you can do it yourself.
I called HWH and they qouted me prices on parts for rebuild of the jacks (they arn't cheap).
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Glad it worked out so well for you robert h.

It's a good feeling when you can fix things yourself. Atta boy---
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:13 AM   #22
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The cheapest thing you can buy after you bought your motorhome is a good set of tools and learn how to use them, you will save yoursef a ton of money, and most things that go wrong with a motorhome can be fixed if your handy with tools'
simple things like changing oil, or greasing the motorhome; or changing the filters will save you a ton of money.
getting out and under is easy; get yourself a large piece of cardboard to lay on and just slide under; checking for small leaks and just tighting a connection could save you a breakdown on the road.

have a nice day
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Thanks: that works
I use a 6' steel wrecking bar that I bought just for that purchase. Haven't had to use it since I bought it and stowed under the back. Am I going to leave it at home?? No way!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:47 PM   #24
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After all else fails replace the jack; the springs were a temp fix.
I have replaced the jack. $200 at HWH
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