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Old 01-22-2022, 06:51 PM   #1
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Equalizer Jacks popping

Well after about 8 years of tolerating my leveling jacks popping when the motorhome sits for 3 days or more I finally stumbled on the problem.

I tried everything I could read about or that Equalizer recommended to solve the problem. The attempted fixes included a special CAT anti-stiction additive and Marvel Mystery oil added to the hydraulic fluid. Also tried purging the system of air as recommended by Equalizer. WD40 on the piston rods. Nothing worked.

Finally in August of this year after pulling the motorhome out of the garage to wash it I find a puddle of hydraulic fluid. Not a large puddle but more of a residue. Upon close examination of the hydraulic lines for the front levelers I find 3 of the 4 lines are sweating hydraulic fluid.

Replaced those lines, bled the system and topped it off with ATF and finally the problem has been solved.

I really like the Equalizer leveling and slide hydraulic system. It has extend and retract hydraulics for all four levelers and of course the two slides. Donít have to worry about springs and whether they have the necessary umph to raise the jacks. Sure wish the hydraulic lines were of better quality.

Hope this helps someone else that may be experiencing the same issues.
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Well after about 8 years of tolerating my leveling jacks popping when the motorhome sits for 3 days or more I finally stumbled on the problem.

I tried everything I could read about or that Equalizer recommended to solve the problem. The attempted fixes included a special CAT anti-stiction additive and Marvel Mystery oil added to the hydraulic fluid. Also tried purging the system of air as recommended by Equalizer. WD40 on the piston rods. Nothing worked.

Finally in August of this year after pulling the motorhome out of the garage to wash it I find a puddle of hydraulic fluid. Not a large puddle but more of a residue. Upon close examination of the hydraulic lines for the front levelers I find 3 of the 4 lines are sweating hydraulic fluid.

Replaced those lines, bled the system and topped it off with ATF and finally the problem has been solved.

I really like the Equalizer leveling and slide hydraulic system. It has extend and retract hydraulics for all four levelers and of course the two slides. Donít have to worry about springs and whether they have the necessary umph to raise the jacks. Sure wish the hydraulic lines were of better quality.

Hope this helps someone else that may be experiencing the same issues.


Great to hear you solved you problem.
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Good find.....sometimes something gets so aggravating that you finally just attack it and find the issue.
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To the OP, Iím glad for you. Iíd be curious to know if the problem resurfaces. Hopefully not. Good job.
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