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Old 07-12-2010
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Default Front Driver's side HWH Jack Leak

I store/park my 2001 LX BB in my garage. I have, a few times, let down the jacks (leveled the coach) and extended the one slide out that it has, so as to keep using the system and not let it go without keeping it lubricated. Also is this an OK/allowable way to store/park the BB coach for extended periods of time (say 1 to 3 months)?

The last time I parked, I did the same thing and after about 3 day's, I noticed the coach tilted down on the driver's side front and approx one to two cups of hydraulic fluid had leaked out from an unknown location on the Jack. I releveled the coach, put the slide in and took the pressure off the Jack's.

I am mechanically challenged in this area and will be taking it in to have the jack checked out. Can anyone give me an idea what may have happended? Hose Leak? Seal Leak? Adjustment bolt loosened? So that I can be assured that the dealer opinion will be cost effective to repair or rebuild the Jack. Also, should the Jack be replaced or be rebuilt or is this something that I need to be concerned about?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I live in Central Florida (Auburndale) (Polk County) Any suggestions on a reputable dealer that could repair this jack, if needed?

add'l info: I called HWH a week ago for technical advise in this area and was promised a call back the next day! No call back after one week! Called again today, they have no record of my call but put me on another call back list for who knows when? Lady on switchboard says they only have two techs for answering questions! Thought as big a company as HWH, they would be a little more helpful!

Thanks for any help on this issue in advance,

Vic Shumate aka:Vics44
Auburndale, Fl
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Most likely a hose or connection leak but I had a HWH leak on my last coach directly through the body of the cylinder. (Minute pin hole).

Wipe the jack clean, refill the reservoir under the step with the jacks retracted, re-deploy the jacks and see if you can pinpoint the leak. It should not take long if two cups had leaked before.

BTW, I easily fixed the jack with the leak in the cylinder. Ground a slight "V" groove over the pinhole and welded it. It has been holding for many years.
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Thanks Rich, I appreciate the Info......
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