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Old 07-25-2022, 09:29 AM   #1
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Hydraulic Fluid leak for Jacks-help?

Weíre in Michigan & drove up from Fl in our 2013 Forest River Georgetown 335 DS. Last night upon arrival, we put the jacks down & a line in the rear drivers side jack blew & leaked fluid on the ground. I was able to put the jacks up. The slides are electric, no issue. However the rv is ever so slightly leaning & I canít find anyone here to fix the hydraulic line. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you very much!
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When you say the jacks are "up" I'm assuming you mean extended?
Or Retracted?
Is the line go all the way back to the pump assembly? How long is that?
Where is the leak? At the very end coupler? Is the line long enough to repair just the end?
If hosepower won't help because they wont remove the line and re-install, have a mobile mechanic come remove the line, take to hosepower for re-build and mobile mech to re-install and bleed.

I don't know what the bleed procedure is though.
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Go to the nearest NAPA dealer. They usually make hydraulic lines and can probably recommend someone to install the hose if you donít feel competent to do the job.
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Go to the nearest NAPA dealer. They usually make hydraulic lines and can probably recommend someone to install the hose if you donít feel competent to do the job.
Thank you so much, that’s what we’re doing tomorrow, going to a Napa dealer. Whew! The Michigan roads are just so bad, huge potholes all the way up here. It rattled everything around. Not sure if that had something to do with it but the roads here need work. Thank for your help, btw.
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When you say the jacks are "up" I'm assuming you mean extended?
Or Retracted?
Is the line go all the way back to the pump assembly? How long is that?
Where is the leak? At the very end coupler? Is the line long enough to repair just the end?
If hosepower won't help because they wont remove the line and re-install, have a mobile mechanic come remove the line, take to hosepower for re-build and mobile mech to re-install and bleed.

I don't know what the bleed procedure is though.
Jacks are not on the ground.Sorry, we’re just a couple of newbies ( only been rving for a couple years ) and we’re not versed at of the proper RV lingo. My husband is a Psychotherapist online & we’re here finding a place to stay for a couple months next summer. Florida is too hot for us in July, Aug and September . Anyway, I degress..We’re going to a Napa part store tomorrow, & getting somebody to help us there. We called this afternoon & they ‘re helping us out..
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You will have to remove the old line and take it with you. Otherwise they won't know what to make, and how long.
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What is the brand and model # of your leveling system? If it is HWH, reading through the HWH FAQ page and embedded links is very informative and educational.
The air bleed method is different for spring-return jacks and 2-way hyd. jacks.
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