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Old 11-16-2018, 07:18 AM   #1
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Leveling leg sticking

We are looking at a coach that has an issue with the leveling legs sticking down on one side.
Owner indicated that he has to use a pry bar to get then to come up.


Any thoughts as to the cause of this condition and what the fix might be?
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:28 AM   #2
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Some thoughts but first need some info on what exactly we are speaking about . Leveling legs? Do we mean hydraulic or the screw down which some might call stabilizers?
If hydraulic type, are they the type which move straight down or the "kickdown" wich swings up after retracting?
Sorry to be a pain but different types may get better results with different solutions! Lube may help them all but then it may need more like some straightening? Anything look bent?
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:13 AM   #3
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Leveling jacks are HWH hydraulic.
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Old 11-17-2018, 09:45 AM   #4
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If it is a single leg sticking, I would do a look at that leg for something bent or needing lube. But if it is both legs on one side, I might lean more toward a problem with the hydraulic unit itself as they work in pairs. Might be something electrical/control related or hydraulic valve issue. This would likely mean I would look at the connections and then go for the pro as hydraulic is one that needs respect as it can hurt you if you are not into how to treat things.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:18 PM   #5
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Go to the HWH FAQ page, technical and diagnotstic questions section, where all your questions are answered by the ultimate experts.The problem can be caused by several different things, weak springs and dirt on the shafts are the most common causes.
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:01 PM   #6
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Sticking HWH legs

I recently purchased a 99 Adventurer with the same issue. The legs were very slow to retract (5 to 10 minutes). I extended them all the way and hit the shiney ram part with WD-40, then cycled them a couple of times.
The retract time picked up substantially.
Also, check your hydraulic oil to see that's it's clean. If it looks anything other than clean and fresh, change it out.
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:40 AM   #7
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We had that issue when buying our unit. The dealer replaced the springs on 1 or 2 legs as they do lose some of their pull over time. I have legs that sometimes are very slow and carry a 5' 2x4 to give an assist or just hurry things up. When I get around to crawling underneath the unit, I plan on wiping the legs and spraying with WD-40 or Boeshield, etc.


Wipe and spray costs almost nothing so can't hurt to try that first.
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:25 AM   #8
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Just for a matter of interest I use chain saw oil to lube my rams (the oil thats used to lube the chain) it does not attract road dust and it is a good lubricant and lasts longer.
Just thought i would throw that info out there !!

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Just for a matter of interest I use chain saw oil to lube my rams (the oil thats used to lube the chain) it does not attract road dust and it is a good lubricant and lasts longer.
Just thought i would throw that info out there !!

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Question, if chain saw bar oil does not attract road dust, why is my chain saw covered with wood dust and chips held on by oil at the end of the day?
HWH only recommends WD40 to clean the shafts and to remove all oil.
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I think chain oil might be a disaster because it's really sticky. That's because it's supposed to stick to the chain and the groove in the bar whilst the chain is flying around the bar.
I use WD40 PFTE. Here's the brag sheet
WD-40 Specialist Dirt and Dust Resistance Dry Lube PTFE Spray lubricates and provides long-lasting corrosion protection with no oily residue
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