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Old 09-05-2005, 12:29 PM   #1
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Current MH has HWH slide as well as HWH jacks. Has worked well w/minimal problems. Had to replace one jack in seven years. Looking at new MH from same mfg. New model has Power Gear jacks and slide. Dealer says doesn't know why mfg. changed in '06 to power gear. Would like to hear others experience with power gear systems
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Current MH has HWH slide as well as HWH jacks. Has worked well w/minimal problems. Had to replace one jack in seven years. Looking at new MH from same mfg. New model has Power Gear jacks and slide. Dealer says doesn't know why mfg. changed in '06 to power gear. Would like to hear others experience with power gear systems
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Old 09-05-2005, 03:17 PM   #3
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We have the Power Gear system on our coach.

The leveling system is fully automatic on our coach, just turn it on, push the "Auto" on, and go outside and do something else. Works great, no problems with it.

Two of the four slideouts are moved by the Power Gear system, no problems with them either.

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Old 09-06-2005, 06:33 AM   #4
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I've had Power Gear brand systems on two coaches with no complaints. And I like the large pads that Power Gear uses on their jacks.
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We had the HWH jacks on our previous 1999 35' MH on the Ford V-10 frame. We now have the same model but 1 foot longer on the W-22 and somewhat heaver. the new MH has the power gear jacks. We use a button on the dash to level; however, the new jacks does not even come close to the HWH jacks. If we're on unlevel ground, it will not level. It stops lifting before the jacks are all the way down. I personally think our jacks are under "powered" We're going to get warranty work at the end of the month and I have already told them I want it checked out. We need bigger jacks. Our HWH could lift the entire MH off the ground. Bettter yet, it could life one side up to change a tire. BTW, we have PG on our slides and they seem to work fine. s/Toby
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Old 09-13-2005, 03:02 AM   #6
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We have both systems by power gear. The slideout system is OK, but the Jacks are a lot of trouble. The main board failed within six months. The pads are bent, and I have to run the oil reservoir full to the top to keep the alarm from sounding. Powergear uses a level sensor to determine if the jacks are down. If you fill it to the level they say, and it gets cold and the level shrinks a little you get a "Jacks Down "alarm while driving. It goes away when it warms up. I have a 2000 and they did not have a rebuild kit until 2004. The first system did not have wipers on the cylinders to keep them clean, the kits do. Repairs can be very expensive. I had HWH on my other MH, and all I can say is " I want my HWH back". Fleetwood American Coach has now changed to another manufacturer, but they went to more problems. Don't know why they don't go to a proven product.
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