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Old 01-24-2022, 02:33 PM   #1
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Leaky leveling Jack

I have a 2007 American tradition with a leaky rear jack. Is it difficult to rebuild ? Also anyone know how to tell the Jack part number to determine the rebuild kit? Any recommendations where to purchase a rebuild kit?

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What brand is the leveling system?
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I have a 2007 American tradition with a leaky rear jack. Is it difficult to rebuild ? Also anyone know how to tell the Jack part number to determine the rebuild kit? Any recommendations where to purchase a rebuild kit?

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I had mine done at a hydraulic shop, If there is rust on the ram it will need to be machined or remanufactured, I wanted it done right the 1st time.

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Old 01-24-2022, 06:34 PM   #4
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I have a 2007 American tradition with a leaky rear jack. Is it difficult to rebuild ? Also anyone know how to tell the Jack part number to determine the rebuild kit? Any recommendations where to purchase a rebuild kit?



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sometimes they can be very difficult to get apart. I would just take it to a hydraulic shop. A good one can knock that out in a couple hours and will have the seals in stock or next day.
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Old 01-24-2022, 08:41 PM   #5
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Some are put together with thread lock. You need to heat them up to get it apart. On mine (Power Gear) the sticker with the model number is on the top of the Jack and you have to take the jack off of the motorhome to read it.

I did as mentioned above, took it to a hydraulic shop. My seals went out because the chrome was bad on the ram. They sent the ram off to get rechromed, and put in new seals, about half price of buying new.
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I've had two Quadra Bigfoot jacks that experienced internal seal leak by (wouldn't extend past ground contract) over the years. Quadra sells seal kits so I thought I give it a try the first time a jack failed. After about ten minutes I concluded this was a bit beyond my shade tree RV mechanic capabilities so I took the cylinder and seal kit to a local hydraulic shop. Two shop hours later @ $110 an hour and I have a leak free jack.

I did ask if they could source the seals rather the me buying from Quadra and they didn't see a problem but it would extend the time line for repair if they didn't have the material on hand. Quadra list the seals at $100 for a single jack kit. $134 for the high capacity jack.
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I have one Power Gear jack (the front one) that leaks if extended too far. It used to leak all the time until I hit it with my grease gun and lubed the seal. There is a fitting on the jack for that purpose.
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Yup, need to know what brand. And if you know the PN off the jack, that would be even better.
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Hi All - the leveling system is power gear. Still looking to find the pn on the Jack
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I rebuilt my own Powergear jack back in 2013 and actually was able to order the seal kit from Camping World. Not a hard job with the right tools. I believe I used a chain wrench and propane torch to get it apart
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to give you an idea of Jack model info location. Sorry about it being horizontal. Label is near top of jack. My label was so dirty it needed cleaning before any info could be read.
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That's the same p/n (500082) of mine; I had both of my rear jacks resealed at a local hyd. shop in 2013/2014 respectfully for around $120.00 each. I'm sure the cost will be more now obviously but they did not have any problem doing them. The biggest challenge for me; however, was getting them off which I did myself.
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I have a 2007 American tradition with a leaky rear jack. Is it difficult to rebuild ? Also anyone know how to tell the Jack part number to determine the rebuild kit? Any recommendations where to purchase a rebuild kit?

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I wouldn't even attempt it and even though I do most of my own work.
All of mine have been done at a rebuild shop and whereas they cut the things in two with a torch and for then welding them back together. All have been leak free since. One was even bent and for needing some parts for correcting that as well. With a couple of them we're not talking leaks here, but with a complete blow out of sorts with fluid everywhere.
If you can manage removing them and for capping off the lines, then you can save the expense of having them removed. Not even sure if a rebuild shop will remove them as a repair facility did mine and for taking it to the shop and picking it up as well.
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