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Old 08-29-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
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power gear jacks

I have a 2009 bounder 36ft. that i am having trouble with the jacks.I lower the jacks according to the instructions and the rig is fine. The rig is fine and no rocking for about the first 1/2 hour.But with the moving around and going in and out of the rig the jacks start to get soft and the motorhome starts to rock.After about a hour and a1/2 it seems as though i did not set the jacks.By the evening it seems as thou the lifts are not down at all.I have talked to the company that made the jacks(power gear) in the early spring of this year and they said it was probably blow by of 1 of the valves in the system.I have taken the rig to camping world here at home to have it fixed.They had the rig for 3 months and could not find the problem.they would set the jacks and come back the next day and not feel any rocking.We went out there and put the rooms out and started moving around and then they felt a little rocking.They have tried to contact power gear but cannot get to talk to them,and i have tried to contact them, but with no luck. Has anybody had this problem with their jacks and what did you do to solve the problem????? thanks blue bounder

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Old 08-29-2010, 11:38 AM   #2
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IF your jacks are hydraulic check for leaks.. NOTE: there is one leak you will never find (The valve back into the storage tank)

The other option is ground settling. Sometimes it happens.

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Old 08-29-2010, 12:01 PM   #3
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Blue bounder. I don't know why CW can't get them on the phone. Maybe after 3 months they gave up. PG does respond to retail users via email. info@powergearus.com. Try it.

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Old 08-29-2010, 12:44 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by wa8yxm View Post
The other option is ground settling. Sometimes it happens.
That was my first thought. Honestly, no rv will be completely still even with the jacks down. Remember, we're trying to steady a box thats up to 40+ feet long, 12 feet tall on four legs of maybe one square foot each max. Its not like the concrete foundation under the stick house.
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There is a posibility there is air in the system. Retract the jacks and check the fluid level. fill the tank and cycle the jacks several times to purge the system. retract the jacks and top off.
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I can tell the difference between parking on dirt/gravel, asphalt and concrete. Parking on concrete is the most stable base. If parking on the other bases I find that I have to re-level every few days.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:36 AM   #7
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Most of the time we are parking on concrete and if i have set the lifts in the morning by the evening it feels as thou the jacks are not down at all. I have sent a e-mail to them, we will see if the respond.
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I have leveled on hard surfaces and didn't notice any change in the leveling after months. Something else is going on.

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