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Old 08-27-2018, 08:38 PM   #15
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The damaged jack

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Old 08-27-2018, 09:42 PM   #16
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Wow, definitely broken.

I posted a rookie mistake years ago. I wont say that I learned to quit making them but I definitely learned to quit posting them. I was sure that everyone in each new CG was pointing at me as I drove through saying "yep thats him, he's the one who forgot to reconnect the water lines to the washer after dewinterizing before he turned city water on."
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:42 PM   #17
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What year is your Bounder diesel? Mine is 06 and has Atwood Electric jacks, not Power Gear, just sayin....
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:21 PM   #18
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What year is your Bounder diesel? Mine is 06 and has Atwood Electric jacks, not Power Gear, just sayin....
Thanks. Mine is an ‘07. It is a 38N. These PowerGear jacks did not get good reviews. They were bought out by Lippert components. I read they stopped the electric systems shortly after ‘07 or ‘08 and went strictly hydraulic. Not for certain on that though. Thank you
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:25 PM   #19
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Wow, definitely broken.

I posted a rookie mistake years ago. I wont say that I learned to quit making them but I definitely learned to quit posting them. I was sure that everyone in each new CG was pointing at me as I drove through saying "yep thats him, he's the one who forgot to reconnect the water lines to the washer after dewinterizing before he turned city water on."
I don’t mind poking a little fun at myself when I screw the pooch. It might help somebody else by remembering the dumbass who forgot to check his levelers. Helps me to not make the same mistake again. Thanks for your reply!
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Visual check...better safe than sorry.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:55 PM   #21
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Visual check...better safe than sorry.
Look up to. Make sure all your awnings are fully retracted.
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Look up to. Make sure all your awnings are fully retracted.
And make sure slide outs are fully retracted.
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Do most people double check the jacks with a visual inspection or just trust the warning light system. Im guilty of not visually inspecting all the time


I check mine each time usually when pulling out the wood pads underneath. I carry a 4’pc of 2x3 to reach under and pry them up if needed, usually no more than 2”.
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Yes, I always do a final departure walk around. Bay doors, toad, jacks etc.


Agree-the final walk around is essential!
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My suggestion to your original question would be buy the four. Maybe you can get them for a thousand. It will be much cheaper than any quote you get on RR the broken one. Put it on yourself. It is a bolt on.
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I start my motor, hit retract on the jacks, turn on the 4ways, and then out the door for a walkaround. Curbside, I can see the jacks are retracting, by the time I'm roadside, they are up. I have to get down on one knee to see them. But get this, while pulling out of the neighborhood a few weeks ago, I looked in the side mirror and saw the shadow of my big, beautiful Flag Buddy flagpole, with its two flags waving in the breeze. No overhead lines in my neighborhood or I'd be out one flagpole. I now have a Remove Before Flight streamer hanging off the flagpole in my walkaround visual field.
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Do most people double check the jacks with a visual inspection or just trust the warning light system. Im guilty of not visually inspecting all the time
I look every time. The RVA jacks on my coach do not retract using hydraulic power, but rely on two springs. I don't trust them.
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Do most people double check the jacks with a visual inspection or just trust the warning light system. Im guilty of not visually inspecting all the time
Yes, I check them every time before we move the coach. It's part of our pre-trip checklist (along with making sure the antenna is down, all the slide-outs are in fully, etc.).

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