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Old 03-10-2016, 07:21 AM   #1
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Leveling jacks

When my jacks are down and I hit the retract all button, they only seem to come up about an inch. I then have to hit the retract all button 2 more times for them to retract completely. Has anyone else had this issue or is this normal?
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:25 AM   #2
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That's a new one on me. There are times you have to cycle the jacks to get up on air before traveling.


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If you are not doing this, start the engine and let the air pressure build-up. Then hit the retract all button.
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How's your fluid level with all slides in and Jack's retracted?
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Dan- the fluid level seems to be very full when the slides are in and jacks up. It's is above the upper line on the hydraulic fluid tank.

I will try to start the engine let the air pressure build up and then hit the retract all button.
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Tried starting it up and building pressure and then hit the retract all and still would not retract that much.
Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:36 PM   #7
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Have you cleaned your piston rods lately? We have found out that dirt and grime builds up on the rods and they make more noise and go up slower. What we do is spray the rods with silicon spray and wipe off with clean rag and then they go up very smoothly and little or no noise. We do not use WD-40 since it will attract dirt.

Also, we also start engine to allow the air bags to fill.
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NO3- they go up fairly smooth and aren't making much noise. The problem we are experiencing is that when we hit retract all the jacks only go up about 1/3 of the way. We then have to hit the retract all button 2 more times to get them in the stored position. Just looking around to see if anyone else has experienced this?
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Try calling Randy at Equalizer Systems who are the builders of the Jack system. You can reach them at
(800) 846-9659. He is the one who has helped many with jack issues


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Old 03-10-2016, 07:17 PM   #10
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Yea, that new to me, but randy at equalizer )there is a randy at forest river too) was very helpful with my coach...
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