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Old 10-03-2017, 01:01 PM   #1
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DS 4369 jacks retraction

My HWH system driver side rear jack is always last to retract on “autostore”. It takes very long time to for the green light to go on. Is that normal, or I’m to anal? Sometimes I wii I had a 2x4 to push it up.
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You may be anal but what is a very long time? 🤣
Mine take a while but not unusually long. The whole process is about a minute give or take a few.

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You may be anal but what is a very long time? 🤣
Mine take a while but not unusually long. The whole process is about a minute give or take a few.

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It takes 2-3 minutes. I can go down at look and the last 1/4” you can barely moving. Tomorrow I have to retract them for our trip, so I will spray them all with WD-40 and wipe clean before retreating. Will see if it helps?
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Sounds like your return valve is not opening all the way on the return cycle.

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Any idea where it can be located or checked? I had this coach for only 3months and still learning.
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Hi Buly,
2 to 3 minutes is not a bad time for jacks to retract. Maybe this will help. My suggestion is for you to change your ready to leave process. Consider:
1. Start engine
2. Press store
3. Go out and disconnect the shore electric.
4. Do a walk around looking down.
5. Do a walk around looking up.
Return to the cockpit and the jacks should be retracted, coach aired up and you are ready to go. I do not mention the slides. Insert them where appropriate.

Cleaning/lubricating with WD-40 is a good idea. I do it about once a month or more often depending on the weather.
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Thanks Gary. Will try it in the morning
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If you go to the HWH website they have information on what is an acceptable retract time.
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If you go to the HWH website they have information on what is an acceptable retract time.


Thanks. I will check.
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This link should take you straight there http://www.hwhcorp.com/mi9553.pdf
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My HWH system driver side rear jack is always last to retract on “autostore”. It takes very long time to for the green light to go on. Is that normal, or I’m to anal? Sometimes I wii I had a 2x4 to push it up.
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Its been my experience that when a jack retraction slows, cleaning the rams and oil seal with WD40 helps. I have been known to use a couple cotton swabs to make sure the oil seal is really clean. I have always had one jack that retracts slower then the other three. Different jacks on different coaches. Two minutes to green light seems fine to me.

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I just checked. Looks like 5-7 min. Is a normal time. Also I was on the right track to clean them with WD40:
Is there something I can lubricate my jacks with to make them retract faster? How long should it take to completely retract my jacks?
Lubricating a jack rod can help with retraction time but if lubrication is necessary, there is most likely a problem with the springs or the jack itself. The only thing HWH recommends to use is WD-40. Refer to the following link for jack maintenance information: ml47149.pdf. The following link gives detailed information about allowable jack retraction times: mi9553.pdf
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WD-40 sucks as a lubricant. Not good as a penetrant like pb blaster. HWH does approve it in a device letter so they must have tested it for compatibility. Anything that comes in contact with the seals can cause failure. I worked in aviation and there was a serious issue with using chlorinated solvents to clean parts in the hydraulic systems so be careful what you use.
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HWH says WD-40 use it but wipe off after spraying than retract the jacks.
All jack information, slides, AC's and controls will be found in QT's 1 & 2 below in my signature as all the other links there have info for your Newmar.
Make sure the T valves are fully closed on the reservoir tank not slightly open.
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