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Old 03-09-2016, 02:01 PM   #43
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:05 PM   #44
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Have had several friends source springs from other than HWH. They even tried doubling them up, without much success.
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Old 03-12-2016, 06:32 PM   #45
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Here is another neat trick to replace springs. it is on the following thread.

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Hopefully I don't have to eat these words, but pushing 120,000 miles and using WD-40 everytime I retract them, I've never had any problems. But thanks for the pics and writeup Max. Love this forum.
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If you noticed in the pictures, the old-style springs are not tapered on the ends, new-style springs have the taper, which are supposedly stronger.
Mine are due for replacement, as I must wait for the store light to come on, then wait a few minutes to insure the jacks are fully-retracted before turning the pad off. Otherwise driving a rough road will trigger the jacks-down alarm.
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How do I tell what model of HWH levelers I have. I have the manual but there is no model given on the manual, and I can't find one on the actual leveler. Any ideas???
I realize this is quite late, but may be useful:
This website has all the information, including identification guides for all HWH systems. http://www.hwh.com/ml44100b_home.html
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Update on HWH spring replacement

Hello there Ray-

I also read my book years ago on the "Store procedure" and then I started to comply with the, previously unknown to me, correct storing procedure.

As you depart on your trip, turn the HWH system back on, and recycle the "Store" switch. My system will turn itself back "off" in about 2 minutes.
This is a "mandatory call out" checklist item for my Bride-

And yes, lubricating the jack shafts helps too. I use "Silikroil".

I never had another issue in all these 7 years-
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Replacing HWH retraction dprings

Thank you to all of you who posted on this thread. Just replaced a set on my right front jack. Piece of cake I used 4" long split pieces of cedar from old fence that I tore down a few years ago. I usually use it as kindling to light the fire.
Ps. Wife got a little upset when I tried to sneak the clothes pin basket from her.
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I need to do mine also, the two front rams have not retracted fully the last two times. Thank you for posting this, happy I found the thread.
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Hello there Ray-

I also read my book years ago on the "Store procedure" and then I started to comply with the, previously unknown to me, correct storing procedure.

As you depart on your trip, turn the HWH system back on, and recycle the "Store" switch. My system will turn itself back "off" in about 2 minutes.
This is a "mandatory call out" checklist item for my Bride-

And yes, lubricating the jack shafts helps too. I use "Silikroil".

I never had another issue in all these 7 years-
I follow my checklist out of the manual but did not see anything relative to this recycle step. I will double check instructions again.
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I need to do mine also, the two front rams have not retracted fully the last two times. Thank you for posting this, happy I found the thread.
Lub your extended rods w/WD-40 and immediately retract before you spend the time and money to replace the springs. You might be surprised how well they retract.
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Here is another neat trick to replace springs. it is on the following thread.

Replacing levelling jack springs

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Awesome, I was just thinking about something like this.
works for both removal & install.

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Lub your extended rods w/WD-40 and immediately retract before you spend the time and money to replace the springs. You might be surprised how well they retract.
I'll give that a try, the springs are 1999 original equipment. Is it OK to manually extend the pistons until they just touch the ground without using the auto level system? I see that the control box appears to have that option but I don't see it in the instructions.
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