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Old 02-20-2006, 12:43 PM   #1
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We have power gear jacks on our MH. We have a history of them going up (usually just one) and had one rebuilt which did not solve the problem. The other day my hb noticed the front jacks were up. When he went to lower them he got nothing - silence! He has checked the wiring he can find to make sure all is tight, there is power to the motor, says the ground s good.

He finally got the jacks up by starting the motor and taking the E- brake off.

Any ideas before we search for someone to check it out? We are finding how hard it is to find someone to work on Power Gear Jacks.

Any good ideas you can email directly rv-ing@lloydsetc.com

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Old 02-20-2006, 12:43 PM   #2
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We have power gear jacks on our MH. We have a history of them going up (usually just one) and had one rebuilt which did not solve the problem. The other day my hb noticed the front jacks were up. When he went to lower them he got nothing - silence! He has checked the wiring he can find to make sure all is tight, there is power to the motor, says the ground s good.

He finally got the jacks up by starting the motor and taking the E- brake off.

Any ideas before we search for someone to check it out? We are finding how hard it is to find someone to work on Power Gear Jacks.

Any good ideas you can email directly rv-ing@lloydsetc.com

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Old 02-20-2006, 12:58 PM   #3
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Your fluid in the reserve tank for the jacks may not be full. We had this happen once in an older coach. Or you may have a leak somewhere. Your reserve tank can leak and still not show any fluid dripping.
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If I could ask, how much did it cost to have the jack rebuilt? I have two to replace but would like to rebuild if possible.

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Old 02-20-2006, 08:53 PM   #5
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Have you checked your fluid. When I had a problem with our power-gear jacks it almost always had to do with fluid level. Hope this helps..
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If you can provide the model number of the system you have off the control panel I will look up the system and get back to you with what I find. The other suggestion would be for you to call Power Gear and speak to a customer representative to help you out. Let us know.
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Here's a link that may help
http://www.discoveryowners.com/jackproblems.htm
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We have the manual system (if you go to the power gear website our panels is the first one). There is a number on the top 500456. Does this info help?

Art had a guy from the local RV Repair come over and he said it was the selnoid. Art removed it and bought a new one but we still have nothing.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RV Wizard:
If you can provide the model number of the system you have off the control panel I will look up the system and get back to you with what I find. The other suggestion would be for you to call Power Gear and speak to a customer representative to help you out. Let us know. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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I wish I could tell you but we only paid the $200 deductible. I think the paperwork does show the cost and when Art is done trying to solve our jacks not working problem I will ask him where he filed it. I am thinking it was in the $500 range but don't hold me to it!

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Richard n Shirley:
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If I could ask, how much did it cost to have the jack rebuilt? I have two to replace but would like to rebuild if possible.

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Since I did not have this system already in print I had to go to: http://www.powergearus.com/DATA/service_manual.pdf for the service manual. Be sure that there are no blown fuses or circuit breakers on either the house or chassis side. The parking brake must be set and the ignition switch on.
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I had one of my Power Gear jacks completly re-built a couple of years ago. Seems that it cost around $200.00. My RV guy took off the motor, which went bad, we had that rebuilt then he took off the bad jack which I took to a hydraulic shop. He then re-assembled the entire system and it cost me about $500.00 for that. Total for the jack and all his labor was about $700. By the way, they are still working well. My motor and other gear is located under the coach behind the passenger front wheel so it takes all kinds of road splatter and such. I thought about having the entire system moved to the front compartment but haven't yet and the older my coach gets and the older I get probably won't do it. Hope this helps. Any good hydraulic shop can rebuild your jacks.
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