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Old 04-17-2018, 11:54 AM   #1
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Did RVA jacks go out of business?

Im having a retract problem with me J11 leveling system in the rear and have been trying to get ahold of RVA for almost 2 months now. The number on their site just rings and rings. Was wondering if anyone heard anything about the company?
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I spoke to them almost 2 years ago and they were very helpful.
Try sending an email or FAX?

RVA Company
320 N. Market Place
Escondido, CA 92029
TEL: (760) 746-5732
FAX: (760) 746-6461
contact@rvajack.com

Also, there is a good troubleshooting section on their web site. Third option from the bottom left:
Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
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I think they have been a one man shop selling off remaining inventory for some time now. Someone on another board also reported recent difficulties contacting them, another person replied they had successfully called RVA about a replacement part a couple of months ago.
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:31 PM   #4
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I spoke to them almost 2 years ago and they were very helpful.
Try sending an email or FAX?

RVA Company
320 N. Market Place
Escondido, CA 92029
TEL: (760) 746-5732
FAX: (760) 746-6461
contact@rvajack.com

Also, there is a good troubleshooting section on their web site. Third option from the bottom left:
Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
Ive contacted them through email and phone but not fax. No reply to any form of communication used. When i called back in November for a new retract valve i got prompt very informative service now i cant even speak to anyone.
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I called RVA today... the machine picks up and says, "We are permanently closed. Don't leave a message. Sorry. "
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I called RVA today... the machine picks up and says, "We are permanently closed. Don't leave a message. Sorry. "
Dang, that's not good.
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It looks like all their web pages are down too.
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Retract valve O rings on RVA jacks

O rings are evidently a standard size. Try cleaning the valves and replacing the O rings. They cost about a dime. I contacted a hydraulic equipment repair company. The trick is removing the valves from the manifold. I think I have the paper manual. If I do I will scan it to pdf. files and send them to you. It had much of the same info as the website. I can't help on the pump or solenoids.
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These guys seem to have a descent inventory of used parts -

https://rvcomponents.visonerv.com/cg...ontrollers.pl?
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These guys seem to have a descent inventory of used parts -

https://rvcomponents.visonerv.com/cg...ontrollers.pl?
It looks as if the going price for a used RVA jack is ~$800 plus shipping with no guarantee other than a statement that "all parts have been shown to be operational, but no refunds."

I have a leaky front jack on my RVA system and, thanks to this thread, I've decided that when it finally dies I will take the MH to HWH and have them convert it to air leveling. For the "basic" air leveling package (not "Active Air") the price posted by some customers is ~$5k installed. IMO that's a better solution than throwing money at a system for which new parts are no longer available.

I guess I was lucky to have had my RVA pump fail a couple of years ago when I could still buy a new one. At least it will keep my main slide functioning!
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Yeah, it's a little disconcerting to not have that safety net.
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RVA. you say the jacks will not retract.. Do they extend all right?

I have (not yet in use) an RVA pump. on the pump valve body are 4 valves, Front, Right, left and Dump. they have a "T" handle. Simply unscrew the "T" (open the valves manually (or screw them down (they should only turn one way) and the jacks SHOULD retract, if they do not return the valves and extend the jacks. then lubricate.. Power Gear says to use Silicon if I spelled it right on their jacks, Some say use Transmission fluid.. THen open teh vlaves again and see if they retract.

You may also (With a vlaves open and jacks PARTIALLY retracted) slip a floor jack under 'em and jack 'em up.

NOTE: I have power gear jacks, just the pump does nto do enough so I have an RVA pump awaiting install.
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Hey guys figured out the problem and its our favorite problem to deal with. Rats. Chewed through the controller wires and only one or two strands connecting some wire. This cause too much of a voltage drop so that the pump would run but the solenoid wasn't activating.

Has anyone found a soulution to mice because over the past year the urine and feces have about ruined the motorhome.
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Can't help with the rodents. However, I was able to call up pages from the RVA web site by going through the Wayback Machine at https://web.archive.org/ . Be patient, the site is a bit slow.
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