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Old 03-17-2017, 01:42 PM   #1
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I have a 2005 Voyage. When I extend the jacks, the right front jack will touch the ground and then retract a few inches.

I don`t see any fluid on the ground, but I did have to add some.

Is there anywhere that the fluid could be leaking into that I cant see?
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Old 03-17-2017, 05:15 PM   #2
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What brand stabilizer jack does you coach have? I'm assuming hydraulic stabilizers? What is the other front left jack leg doing when the right one is retracting a bit?

To me, and in the most general terms, it sounds like air in the hydraulic line.
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:49 PM   #3
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In my experience, air in the line will cause a partial retract once the jack takes on the weight of the rig. Generally, the hydraulic lines are easily traceable - leaks can be found anywhere from connection points to pin point leaks/splits/bulges in the lines. A good trace through with a rag in hand may help identify same.

Of course - check the level of the hydraulic fluid when the jacks are extended.
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Should not be any leaks that you can't easily see, but I'd question rather or not there is a calibration procedure that needs to be addressed on your coach.

I've heard of this issue from others and calibration being the way it was resolved.

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Old 03-19-2017, 03:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses.

1- They are Kwikee jacks

2- the other 3 jacks extend and stay in position, only the front right retracts.

3- as soon as I release the button the right jack retracts. If I hold the button down the jack stays in contact with the ground

I was thinking there might be air in the line as has been suggested
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You might also gently lift the control panel and ensure that all the connections are tight, and then do a re-calibrate procedure (hopefully instructions are in your manuals) ...
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I'm going to tread lightly here since I don't have Kwikee Stabilizer jacks, but I do have Power Gear, a brother to yours (same parent company, different division).

On mine, the two front jack legs are supplied by one hydraulic line with one control valve. That line "T's" and one side of the T goes to the left front leg and the other side goes to the right front leg. The rear legs each have their own hydraulic line and each have their own control valve.

In my Powergear world and my way of thinking, if one front jack is retracting a slight bit, as you indicated, then there must be air in the line going to either front jack leg. see Attached Power Gear Stabilizer page 6 on troubleshooting chart.

Now temper that with information I just found in a Kwikee manual, page 6 (see link https://www.lci1.com/assets/content/...pg_1422192.pdf). Your jacks may have a Directional valve. I am not familiar with this. But the manual does say phone calls are welcome at:. Kwikee Service Department
at 1-800-736-9961.
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My 2016 Sightseer did the same thing. The dealer said that they had to reinitalize the jacks so thatall would be on the ground I don"t kniw how they did it

You might try sending an email to Power Gear and ask them.

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