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Old 02-18-2020
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Like Gardner, I wasn't aware that some leveling jacks had 2 sets of seals.

The attached drawing shows what I was thinking Biobug's jack was like and I couldn't visualize how enough oil could leak past the seal to let the coach drop without oil running out the bottom?:

The drawing is correct,and the bottom seal/rod guide will sometimes keep the fluid inside.
The fluid bypasses the seals at the rod stop (not shown in the drawing).
the springs will slowly force the fluid back by the rod stop.
My coach had that very same scenario,and HWH explained it to me.
I had HWH do the work because i was recovering from shoulder surgery and i had a touch pad issue that they fixed as well.
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Randy, Can you tell us a rough cost for HWH to do the rebuild on a jack?
Thanks!!
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They don't rebuild them, they replace them at $450 each for the front ones. I had 2 sent in by Coach Craft to be rebuilt late last year and HWH threw them on the scrap pile and just sent me 2 replacements.


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They rebuilt one for me and fixed a bad button on the control pad for $330
cheap i say!!
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Default Rear 88 FC Jacks rebuild

My HWH rear jack story,
There is not many posts on rebuilding Wanderlodge HWH leveling jacks.
HWH is not very helpful with information for rebuilding or parts information.
Even identifying the HWH jack model number is a problem.
While at the Flywheelers Rally, we were on the rear jacks for five days.
Noticed a small oil stain on the right rear, but no real fluid leak.
So at the next site, we extended the jack and poof lots of red fluid on the ground.
Called HWH, searched the Forum and found little rebuilding information, but what was found was very helpful. Several choices especially going to HWH in Iowa, or shipping or a local hydraulic shop for repair with some success, but some shops do not want to repair HWH.
Since this is a recent biobug, John Alley thread, I will continue & combine info. on this thread.

For now see the links below by Chap, Patrick, and Randy.
https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ad.php?t=20579 (Chap)
https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ad.php?t=15858 ( Patrick)
https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ad.php?t=35213 ( Randy)

I am convinced that there are many different model number jacks used by BB,
each being different with a secret unique combination key to open the jack without cutting & welding.
Really busy having fun now, after this repair. I need to move pictures and continue this story at a later time.
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My HWH rear jack story,
There is not many posts on rebuilding Wanderlodge HWH leveling jacks.
HWH is not very helpful with information for rebuilding or parts information.
Even identifying the HWH jack model number is a problem.
While at the Flywheelers Rally, we were on the rear jacks for five days.
Noticed a small oil stain on the right rear, but no real fluid leak.
So at the next site, we extended the jack and poof lots of red fluid on the ground.
Called HWH, searched the Forum and found little rebuilding information, but what was found was very helpful. Several choices especially going to HWH in Iowa, or shipping or a local hydraulic shop for repair with some success, but some shops do not want to repair HWH.
Since this is a recent biobug, John Alley thread, I will continue & combine info. on this thread.

For now see the links below by Chap, Patrick, and Randy.
https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ad.php?t=20579 (Chap)
https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ad.php?t=15858 ( Patrick)
https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ad.php?t=35213 ( Randy)

I am convinced that there are many different model number jacks used by BB,
each being different with a secret unique combination key to open the jack without cutting & welding.
Really busy having fun now, after this repair. I need to move pictures and continue this story at a later time.
Great job Bill... especially since you were far from home at the time.
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Thanks Bill,good report.
Just yesterday i watched Shawn repair a jack on a 380.
It was not leaking but somehow he bent the bracket on the right rear jack on his 2004 380.
He used a bottle jack laid over sideways and pressed the leveler back into place in a short time.
At some point this jack did not retract and it hit something,bending the bracket.
After fixing the jack we found the pump motor would not run,removal of the motor showed the brushes burned up and the armature burned up as well.
A new motor will arrive today on the brown truck.
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Wish I had been there to see this - plus I think there's a spare jack motor in my bay.
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Wish I had been there to see this - plus I think there's a spare jack motor in my bay.
The motor is from a marine application,its a trim tab motor from Mercruiser i think.
New ones are available from Amazon for 60 bucks.
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The motor is from a marine application,its a trim tab motor from Mercruiser i think.
New ones are available from Amazon for 60 bucks.
I have a new one in a box! My luck it's probably on a shelf in my shop but I think it's in a bay.
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