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Old 04-30-2013, 09:36 AM   #15
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try running your engine. it may be that you are not getting the 105 amps that is needed to run the pump motor at its required speed for an extended time. . the first two jacks may be using a lot of your battery power. especially if your battery is marginal. if this doesnt work, lube the pivots at the top of the jack. they tend to get rusty in the pivots, and sometimes will not kick down all the way, especially if you havent used them for a while. if these are 9000 lb jacks, there is a roller at the top by the pivot that must turn freely. if that doesnt move, the jacks will act just like yours.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:15 AM   #16
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try running your engine. it may be that you are not getting the 105 amps that is needed to run the pump motor at its required speed for an extended time. . the first two jacks may be using a lot of your battery power. especially if your battery is marginal. if this doesnt work, lube the pivots at the top of the jack. they tend to get rusty in the pivots, and sometimes will not kick down all the way, especially if you havent used them for a while. if these are 9000 lb jacks, there is a roller at the top by the pivot that must turn freely. if that doesnt move, the jacks will act just like yours.
Thanks for the reply.

I will get underneath it tonight when I get the ramps under her again.

(Please note these ramps are made from 12" X 12" rough cut 6 ' timbers cut at an angle. They are super safe to use.)

I will first try lubricating the pivot points to see the results. The batteries in the Motor Home are all less than 6 months old so they are in great shape but I will try lowering them with the engine running if the lubrication thing doesn't work.

I also have to figure out how I check the hydraulic fluid level in the tank as the thing is located right where impossible to see meets no freaking way you can look. I just purchased a computer probe viewing thingamee and will try to see if I can see the levels with that thing.

I do believe designers stay awake a night dreaming up new ways to frustrate us owners.

DW claims we could fund our trips by selling ring side seats when I attempt repairs.
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