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Old 05-01-2018, 11:10 PM   #1
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One Hydraulic jack wonít retract

I have a 1997 National Seabreeze and am supposed to be leaving tomorrow. Iím currently parked in the Desert near Julian, Ca pretty far away from any services that could help me.

My RV has four jacks all but the rear right work fine. The rear right one wonít retract. The motor runs, but the jack stays on the ground. Obviously I canít drive. How can I fix this quickly? Can I just remove the hydraulic lines and push the jack up? I just need to be able to move so Zi can get the permanent fix.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:43 PM   #2
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I had this happen to me once on my 2005 itasca when the circuit board for the levelers burned up. Mine had some bleeder screws on the hydraulic solenoids (one for each jack) mine was in a near impossible place to get to under the front step. I had my HWH owner manual for directions. You probably could just crack the hose fitting open slightly to relieve the pressure losing a little oil. If yours has springs, it should pull up to release the oil. If no springs, you might have to pry or jack it up after loosening the fitting. Jim
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:48 PM   #3
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Don't know if the same on your system. My HWH system you can manually release the solenoid and lever/push up the jack if necessary.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:25 AM   #4
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Try pushing store all jacks, then using a pry bar to help it lift up the none working jack. If that wont work, find the solenoid valves that control the jacks. Mine were behind the front cowling. There should be four of them. They have a T on top of them that will manually open each valve. I would put the other jacks down with a bit of pressure on them. Open each valve slowly and see which jack it operates. Once you have found which one works the jack that is not working, close the valves and retract the other jacks. Open the valve for the jack not working, and use a pry bar to help raise the jack. Good luck, hope it works.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:04 AM   #5
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if this is a power down/up jack, remove the hoses top and bottom and either pry it up, or dig a hole under it ,if possible, and jack it up.
if its a spring retract jack, remove the one hose at the top and pry it up.
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:43 PM   #6
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I have no experience with jacks as our MH has air leveling only.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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