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Old 12-03-2007, 07:54 AM   #15
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It appears the consensus is, it's ok to store with jacks down. Our driveway is on a bit of an incline so we store ours with the rear jacks down but careful not to take too much weight off the drive wheels. I also put chocks behind them and also the front wheels. So far no leaks or other problems. Our system is Kwikee 2000.

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Old 12-03-2007, 08:03 AM   #16
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GaryKD:
I've been using this spray, exclusively on this coach since it was new. Without it the jacks take up to 5 minutes to retract. With it, the jacks retract in less than a minute. So far so good. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks Gary, I'll go buy some. Like you, my jacks will eventually retract without any added lubrication, but it takes a loooong time.

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Old 12-03-2007, 12:53 PM   #17
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LVJ58:
It appears the consensus is, it's ok to store with jacks down.
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We're in FL for 6 months. I have reservations here for 6 months. The coach may not move for 6 months. This time period would be the same as those in the north that have their coaches winterized. I guarantee you I'll have my jacks down for 6 months. I will run them up and down a couple times to keep them lubed but they're going to be down for 6 months. Actually, my jacks are down any time the coach is not on the road. The only time we don't drop them is on a hot asphalt parking lot.

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Old 12-04-2007, 09:27 AM   #18
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GaryKD:
Many RVers winter in warm climates. Some for 5 months or more. Jacks are down during this time. If there was a problem, we would have heard about it by now.

If anyone is concerned about corrosion, spray the exposed surfaces with Gunk Brand light libricating oil. It leaves no residue and keep my jacks retracting very quickly. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Do you have the full name of the Gunk spray oil mentioned??????? Couldn't find it at Advance Auto Parts(Western Auto)
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:40 AM   #19
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The one Gary is referring to is "Gunk Liquid Wrench Dry Lube"

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Hydraulic jacks are self lubricating. The seals are lubed, by the hydraulic fluid, when moving up and down.

Run you jacks completely up and down every couple weeks to lube the seals.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Latitude:
The one Gary is referring to is "Gunk Liquid Wrench Dry Lube"

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Thank you sir.
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I'm on the road right now and a little slow to answer. The full name is:
Solder Seal, Gunk, Liquid Wrench Multi-Use Lubricating Oil.

At Lowes there is a shelf near the tool crib that has all the spray lubricants. It should be there.
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There is a inside storage place about 20 miles from my home that is over 90,000 sq ft in size and heated. It has dozens of coaches and trailers in there. NO JACKS DOWN ON ANYTHING EXCEPT TRAILER TONGUE JACKS........Go FIGURE!
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