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Old 04-12-2015, 04:35 PM   #1
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Help. HWH Jacks Not Retracting

Just pulled the camper out of winter storage and extended the jacks and left them that way for about six hours in 70 degree weather. Left front comes right up, right front needed some help and the rear only move as far as it takes to get them weight of the coach off them. Can get a pry bar under one and get it to come up about 2 inches, the other one won't budge. I tried extending them and retracting a few times hoping that by working the fluid in and out it would work something loose. I loosened the t-handles a couple of turns and I also tried spraying with silicone. I am out of ideas. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:41 PM   #2
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There are a number of "HWH Jacks" in past discussions.
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Do you have it in "Store" mode when you are trying to assist the jacks with the pry bar? That is a must.
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The easiest temporary fix to get your jacks in a stored position for travel:
Start the Auto store function and use a automotive type floor jack in that 2 inch gap off the ground to push the jack up.

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Just pulled the camper out of winter storage and extended the jacks and left them that way for about six hours in 70 degree weather. Left front comes right up, right front needed some help and the rear only move as far as it takes to get them weight of the coach off them. Can get a pry bar under one and get it to come up about 2 inches, the other one won't budge. I tried extending them and retracting a few times hoping that by working the fluid in and out it would work something loose. I loosened the t-handles a couple of turns and I also tried spraying with silicone. I am out of ideas. Any help would be appreciated.
you need to release the pressure in the hydraulic line first. try opening the solenoid valves and then use the pry bar. I had the same problem on the left rear jack the permanent fix was applying silicone lube on the shaft.
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you need to release the pressure in the hydraulic line first. try opening the solenoid valves and then use the pry bar. I had the same problem on the left rear jack the permanent fix was applying silicone lube on the shaft.
HWH says to only use WD40 and wipe off. HWH FAQ's, question 48
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There are a number of "HWH Jacks" in past discussions.
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Did that, looking for additional ideas.
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Do you have it in "Store" mode when you are trying to assist the jacks with the pry bar? That is a must.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:48 PM   #9
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After 6 years of HWH jacks doing their thing believe me....just spritzer them once every 2 weeks with Corrosion X ....no need to wipe or even get all the way around with the spray....
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