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Old 01-01-2015, 12:25 PM   #1
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Cool leveling jacks leaking

2005 ITASKA with kwikee leveling jacks.
All jacks are leaking, Camping world says that they have to be replaced with new jacks like $5,000 bucks.

Where Can I get the jack seals replaced ?

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Old 01-01-2015, 04:50 PM   #2
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Hi royis,
Google "hydraulic shop ft lauderdale florida" you will have several places to choose from. If none will do the work, the jack manufacturer could be your plan "B".

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Send an email to Power Gear . They are Kwikee as well. Their techs respond quickly and might be able to assist.
Good luck

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Old 01-01-2015, 06:46 PM   #4
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I worked with heavy equipment for +30 years and we had good luck sending our Hydraulic cylinders off for repair. Not know the construction of your jacks I can't tell you for sure they are repariable but a good hydraulic shop should be able to tell you.

If you are "handy" you could remove one and take it to a shop and see what they say. If you can find any identification on the cylinder you may be able to buy a packing set to rebuild.

The construction of the jack is fairly straight forward. There is the barrel or tube and the stem and piston assembly. Depending on how it is constructed you will remove the stem from the barrel. The stem will have a piston on it which is usually held on with a large nut. Once you remove the piston you should be able to remove the end cap which has a seal in it and is where it is leaking.

The leaking can be caused by a damaged stem, scratched or dented, excess dirt build up can also damage the seal.

The piston will also have some o-rings and seals on it that act against the barrel and enable it to hold pressure for the jack to extend and or retract.

A good shop should be able to help you out.
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:38 PM   #5
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If a jack is not broken and just leaking, then it can be rebuilt. If it is rebuilt, be sure to get a warrantee for parts and labor.
If CW did not mention rebuilding the jacks, then I would not trust that CW.
I would positively get a second opinion and quote for repairs from another RV Repair facility other than CW.
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Sad that a big-time RV servicer like CW would give such callous advice. Seems like they just want to throw parts at any problem, without regard to what is rational. Of course, they make more money when they sell expensive parts and do the installation labor as well. Much more profitable than subcontracting a jack leg overhaul to a hydraulic shop.
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If there are any type of farming anywhere close then there will be companies that repair them as farm equipment has same type of things.
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If there are any type of farming anywhere close then there will be companies that repair them as farm equipment has same type of things.
I agree, there is a lot of construction equipment in-use today. I seriously doubt they simply replace a leaking hyd. cylinder with a new one.
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There is a place here that we drop off the parts on the counter and the guy looks at them for a minute and vanishes into the warehouse returning with handfull of seals and away we go.

Saved our out of production for many years stuff.

Also cheaper than bobcat for those still available there.
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I did a quick search for hydraulic repair shops near you and found several. I looked at a couple websites, they both appeared to be able to repair your cylinders. Take a look. My guess it would cost ~$150 per cylinder if it is only a repacking.
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:02 PM   #11
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How bad are they leaking, if it is minimal, try putting the jacks down, spray a good coat of WD40 on the shafts. Do not wipe it off, just run the jacks up/down several times, and then wipe up the pads without touching the shafts. I have one jack that get a little dirt in the seal and doing this stops the leak. The fluid when leaking looks like alot, so a small leak like I have had looks worsen than it is. I don't knbow if this will work for you but it's worth a try before you spend any money.

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