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Old 04-04-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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W22 Workhorse chassis leveling jack and spring

Hello again, second post. Just purchased a 2004 Fleetwood Southwind 37C with W22 Workhorse chassis. Was purchased ijn SC and driven back to Canada where I just had my safety done to get it licensed and registered. Very minor things wrong (mostly burned out bulbs) and loose reflector tape over the exhaust system. However one thing that I am having a problem with is the passenger side rear jack. The spring is loose and really bent out of shape. The jack goes down fine and levels but on retracting stops about 3 inches from where the other 3 jacks do. Fellows at the service area of where I had safety done say it is a loose spring but I am wondering if that might be more that that. Is there any chance that there may be more wrong than just the spring? Does anyone know a location in Canada preferred(I only have 10 days to get it fixed) where I can possibly buy either a complete new jack or just the spring?
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
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Those should be Power Gear jacks, and they retract solely by spring tension. However, there may also be a grease fitting near the bottom end of the jack cylinder. If there is, give it a few squirts with a grease gun. Sometimes the seal gets dry and the jack won't quite slide up all the way. Lubing it helps.

They are a widely used jack system and parts should be available through most any RV dealer. Does not have to be a Southwind or Fleetwood dealer.

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