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Old 12-30-2021, 05:01 PM   #1
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Kwikee Level Best 3000 Replacement Jack

2005 Itasca Sunova 29R with Kwikee Level Best 3000 Hydraulic Jacks. Looking to replace 2 to 4 jacks with new as they are leaking fluid down the cylinder onto the foot pad. The seals are the problem I believe they are not serviceable as the unit is fully enclosed.

I believe the replacement jacks are Lippert Part/Model #359278 ? Does anyone know of any vendor that sells this part besides Lippert? I've researched and some have used WD40 on the cylinder shaft to really slow their leaks, some others have cut the top off the encasement and replaced the seals and welded the part back together. I might do the WD40 thing especially before I buy new. Can't hurt! Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.....Thanks, Brian
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Old 12-30-2021, 06:03 PM   #2
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Are you sure they are not serviceable?

May I suggest you get another opinion on that unless you have it on good authority. The thing to do is either take out the jacks and take them to a hydraulic shop near you or drive the RV to such a shop if they will take the jacks out for you. Not all shops will do that task.

There are at least 4-hydraulic shops in nearby Tucson. I didn't check Wilcox, but maybe.

eTrailer sells them and so does Amazon, but everywhere I looked they were $575 or so each.
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Many Winnebago Hydraulic jacks are not serviceable. My 2008 had a bad jack. To service it they wiould have to use a torch to cut into it and the re-weld it. They would not provide any warranty or continued service on it. Only thing to do was to replace it...which I didn't do. Instead, flushed it a few times and one day it just started working properly...just sayin'.
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Old 12-31-2021, 07:00 AM   #4
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Many Winnebago Hydraulic jacks are not serviceable.
Thanks Wayne, I learn something new everyday. I thought all hydraulic pistons were serviceable.
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Me also Steve, until I had one that wasn't! :-)
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Can be rebuilt pretty cheaply.

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2005 Itasca Sunova 29R with Kwikee Level Best 3000 Hydraulic Jacks. Looking to replace 2 to 4 jacks with new as they are leaking fluid down the cylinder onto the foot pad. The seals are the problem I believe they are not serviceable as the unit is fully enclosed.

I believe the replacement jacks are Lippert Part/Model #359278 ? Does anyone know of any vendor that sells this part besides Lippert? I've researched and some have used WD40 on the cylinder shaft to really slow their leaks, some others have cut the top off the encasement and replaced the seals and welded the part back together. I might do the WD40 thing especially before I buy new. Can't hurt! Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.....Thanks, Brian
I did all 4 of mine last year.
Custom cylinders inc in Kentucky will rebuild for you but shipping is expensive.
Found friend who knew how to cut them open on his lathe and reweld them. Work great.
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Old 01-06-2022, 08:00 PM   #7
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I have a 2006 Winnebago Sightseer 29R and had two jacks leaking. I was lucky enough to get them repaired for about half the price of two new ones (which were on back order or weren't available). It was a year or two ago and so far so good. The hydraulics shop said that the original internals had pretty cheap components. They upgraded the quality of the parts and felt confident with how long they would last. Here is their website: https://hydraulicrepaircenter.com/ Good luck!
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Kwikee Lippert Level Best leaky jacks

Two of these began leaking on my 2007 29r. I researched, visited shops and finally decided to buy new ones. All of my local rebuilders said they would not attempt nor guarantee an overhaul, and yes it involves cutting them open then re-welding. I found a couple shops in the southeast, but Shipping from Seattle can be very expensive. I decided at the time not to take a chance, looked everywhere and determined Etrailer.com was the most reliable source, and I ordered from them. A bit spendy (1118.00 each) yes, but the new jacks work perfectly and were fairly easy to replace myself. Part #LC359275 and in stock. I now have 2 leaky jacks that I would love to overhaul for the future when the front pair fail, so if anyone can recommend a shop that they have used for this overhaul I would like to talk to them.
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Our local hydraulic shop jumped right on rebuilding all four of ours. The total price for all four was 1/2 the cost of a single new jack, which was quoted to us at $1,300!

Hundley Hyraulics, Cleburn TX.
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Kwikee level best 3000 replacement jacks

I wish I had such a resourceful and capable hydraulic shop near me so I could look them in the eye and hold them accountable on the quality of the repair, but sadly I do not...
It is a complex and specialized repair.
In the long run, saving 50% did not justify the risk to me to ship the jacks 1500+ miles and 'hope for the best'.
We must all make out own decisions.
Good luck with yours!
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Old 01-14-2022, 01:27 PM   #11
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Kwikee Level Best 3000 Replacement Jacks

Thanks for all the responses. I have actually located a hydraulic shop in Tucson, AZ who will rebuild my jacks for about 1/3 of the cost of purchasing them new. Hydraulic Repair and Supplies, Tucson, AZ. Again, thanks everyone.....
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