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motor home..hwh hydraulics , when i extend the jacks..lift..whats…

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i have a class...
i have a class A motorhome, the proplem is with the hwh hydraulics, when i extend the
jacks they work find ,but when i try to lift to store them i have to pry two of them up with a bar, whats required to repair also one will creep up a little when extented,
Thanks , Sam Harding
Submitted: 13 years ago.Category: RV
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RV Mechanic: Joel Bos,
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Joel Bos
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Hello , I should be able to help.

Could you tell me if the system is automatic ( with a touch pad control ) , or is it a manual type?
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Customer reply replied 13 years ago

hi Joel , its a manual stick control,

Sam

RV Mechanic: Joel Bos,
 replied 13 years ago
OK , thanks for the reply.

Here are a few checks to try yourself. :

  1. For the jack that creeps up by itself , inspect for any external fluid leakage. If there are no signs of external fluid leakage , that means the fluid is probably leaking back to the tank through the valve that controls that jack.
  2. For the jack cylinders that don't come up without assistance , CAREFULY loosen the hose fitting on top of each stuck cylinder. Do not have the vehicle weight on the jack for this test! With the hydraulic line loose on the jack cylinder , the jack springs should pull the ram back into the cylinder...If the ram still does not retract into the cylinder , then the cylinder will have to be sent in to HWH to be rebuilt...
  3. I would also recommend replacing the retract springs on the jacks that stay down...
I hope this helps!

-Joel
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