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New Springs for your Leveling Jack

Posted 11-15-2021 at 05:18 PM by HiBanky

One of the causes for leveling jack to retract slowly can be weak old return springs. HWH offers a replacement that has considerable more strength and can, when installed, improve the retraction time. These springs new and old have a good deal of energy stored in them so use extreme caution when extending and releasing them.

Be careful !!! If you are not completely confident you can do this safely, take it to a repair shop.

Installation requires some ingenuity but...
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Replace an Old TV with a Smart One

Posted 11-15-2021 at 09:46 AM by HiBanky
Updated 11-15-2021 at 04:14 PM by HiBanky

My 2005 Journey came from the factory with loads of audio and video components, nearly all of which are now obsolete. The big one of course is the CRT television above the dash. If you have not already done so, replacing this is a bit of a challenge but in a day and with some fabrication skills it can be cleanly replaced with a new smart TV.

Once you have figured out how to get the old TV removed, you will see behind the wood frame is a big and very strong steal frame. Leave this as...
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Keeping Chassis Batteries Charged

Posted 11-13-2021 at 09:31 PM by HiBanky
Updated 11-14-2021 at 02:10 PM by HiBanky

Many older RVs like my 2005 Journey do not charge the chasses batteries while connected to shore power and if you remain parked long enough they will go dead. Well at the risk of sounding like a product promotion, I believe I have found the perfect solution. There is a small gadget called a Trik-L-Start that, when installed, keeps the chassis batteries up and protects them from being drained by parasitics on the automotive side or loads on the house side. It’s simple, easy to install, and...
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FREE: 2008 Winnebago Journey 39Z Shocks

Posted 11-12-2021 at 04:45 PM by jdkskyking

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Would like to hear about making your rig drive like new and thanks
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Hydraulic Jack Lubrication Controversy

Posted 11-12-2021 at 05:50 AM by HiBanky

I have read endless threads concerning slow leveling jacks returning to the up position and yes there are many reasons for this problem. The one suggestion that seems to get the most argument is this idea of lubricating the exposed cylinder shaft on each jack. After much experimentation, I can tell you that wiping down each shaft with automatic transition fluid (ATF) can make a big difference in the retraction time. My assumption is that the fluid lubricates, softens and cleans the outer seals...
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