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Old 08-10-2016, 05:20 PM   #1
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Red face Leveler jacks drop while in storage

I have a 2004 Georgetown XL 370 with only 6400 miles on it. I have noticed when I visit the storage to check on my MH one or both of the front Leveler Jacks have dropped. They might drop just a little or all the way. I haven't noticed the rear jacks dropping.
All jacks seem to work as they should. Slides go in and out as they should. I usually check my MH every other week, so it might be slowly dropping.
Any idea?
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Old 08-10-2016, 05:29 PM   #2
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bad internal seal on jack. Over time, fluid seeps through and allows cylinder to move
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bad internal seal on jack. Over time, fluid seeps through and allows cylinder to move


Dave, I might disagree, I'd have to say it's in the valve body.

Are these not one way cylinders?


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is spring pressure the only thing that retracts the cylinder?
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I haven't seen any outside springs on the cylinders. I can only assume that they only go up and down under pressure. No signs of any fluid leaks. I haven't checked the fluid level, that was my next question. How do you check the fluid level? Where would it be?
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how many hyd. hoses on each cylinder? Can you post a picture of one?
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MH is in storage. I can go there tomorrow and check about the hoses. I don't remember any hoses, but I never got under the MH to look at it real close.
I used it two weeks ago for a overnight shake down trip and after putting the jacks down, we didn't notice any difference the next day when I lifted the jacks. I checked them and they were all down before I retracted them.
I'll check in the morning and post what I find.
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Leveler jacks drop while in storage

Maybe I should call it a single acting .
A single acting cylinder can have one or two hoses depending on configuration.

Either the case fluid is only on one side of the piston which leads me to believe it's in the valve body.


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Thanks for your help! I'll check the MH tomorrow and report what I find. Any ideas on where the valve's could be located?
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Thanks for your help! I'll check the MH tomorrow and report what I find. Any ideas on where the valve's could be located?


Wherever your pump is.


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