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Old 12-05-2005, 04:38 AM   #1
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Hi. My wife and I are new to fulltime RVing. When ou jacks are down, primarily when the temperature drops from the 80's to the 50's, we, periodically, hear a "bonging" sound from our jacks. Since this happens at times during the night, it is a little disconcerting. I had the fluid level topped off recently. Should we be concerned? Is there something that we should we doing? Although some of the weight may be off of the tires, I keep all tires on the ground. Thanks!!!
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Old 12-05-2005, 04:38 AM   #2
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Hi. My wife and I are new to fulltime RVing. When ou jacks are down, primarily when the temperature drops from the 80's to the 50's, we, periodically, hear a "bonging" sound from our jacks. Since this happens at times during the night, it is a little disconcerting. I had the fluid level topped off recently. Should we be concerned? Is there something that we should we doing? Although some of the weight may be off of the tires, I keep all tires on the ground. Thanks!!!
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Old 12-05-2005, 05:02 AM   #3
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Hi Jim. Welcome to full-timing. We had the same problem with our jacks, manufactured by Power Gear. I called the factory this is how they explained it: It's like an earth fault slip that causes an earthquake, but the slip on the jacks is very minute, causing it to make the bonging, and sometimes you can even feel it. They suggested spraying it with silicone, raise and lower the jacks a couple times and it should take care of the problem. Bingo. It did on mine. Also, they suggested if leaving your jacks extended for any long period, to spray them with silicone. I do mine every 3-4 months, or when I think about it. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-05-2005, 06:21 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum.

Just a tip, people may be more able to help if you identify the make and model of the RV or item you may question.

Does the bonging continue when you are in the saame location for a period of time? does the level of the coach change?
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Old 12-05-2005, 07:08 AM   #5
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The bonging can also be caused by contraction of the chassis components - we had a 96 Southwind where the fuel tank contracted enough in cold weather to slide a bit on its mounting straps, with a resulting "boing!!!". Turned out this was a common problem in all the similar Fleetwood models built on a Ford chassis. Later models didn't seem to have the problem.

My Power Gear jacks just started the noise you refer to after 4 years of silent service, so I'm going to try the cleaning & silicone treatment recommended by Ragman.
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Old 12-05-2005, 07:15 AM   #6
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We have a similar situation with the HWH jacks on our Horizon. The 'boing' that I hear is similar to the chime/alarm on the old clocks I collect. This comes from the springs being under pressure and either a slip of the cylinder when retracting or a small piece of gravel/debris slipping and causing the coils to snap together as they retract. Nothing to worry about. I personally don't mind hearing it because I know then the jacks are coming up. Had a siuation in Pigeon Forge where one jack would not retract. Not fun
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Old 12-05-2005, 09:28 AM   #7
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It makes no sense, but it worked for me. I called power Gear on the bonging problem, and was told that if you try to readjust your level by raising one jack slightly then lowering it again it can cause the problem. After that I was careful to not raise a jack and if I had to I would retract them all fully and start over. Never heard the bong again. Go figure

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