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Old 10-12-2015, 04:40 AM   #1
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Leaking Levelling Jack(Lippert Auto Level System)

Anyone out there have any issues with there jacks leaking. With all 6- jacks down and trailer stationary for month it seems drivers side rear jack developed a leak,which seems to be coming from the 3- bolts on bottom of jack . Checked bolts but all tight ,but maybe because pressure on. Still waiting to here back from my RV Dealer on matter?
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Old 10-12-2015, 02:27 PM   #2
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Mine will do that in the winter, but stops once I start using it again. I'm sure mine probably has a bad O-ring.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:47 PM   #3
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We went thru two leaking Jacks on our 36RL, both replaced under warranty, and thought we had a third, but it turned out to be a loose hydraulic line fitting on the Jack, tightened and was fine. So far no leaks on this 39MB.
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:57 PM   #4
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Anyone out there have any issues with there jacks leaking. With all 6- jacks down and trailer stationary for month it seems drivers side rear jack developed a leak,which seems to be coming from the 3- bolts on bottom of jack . Checked bolts but all tight ,but maybe because pressure on. Still waiting to here back from my RV Dealer on matter?

This is caused by a bad o-ring and it'll only get worse. The company will just replace the whole jack. To prevent this in the future, spray down your leveler legs while they're extend with a silicone and wipe them clean of any dust or dirt. The dirt acts like sand paper on the o-rings. Redwood replaced one of mine
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Old 10-13-2015, 05:45 AM   #5
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I had one of my front jacks replaced under warranty a couple of years ago. RW approved a mobile tech to perform the work. I do wipe them down often and spray with silicon.
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:44 PM   #6
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A couple years ago, I had a slightly leaking front jack and Lippert sent techs to replace them at the rally. When they arrived with the jack, the ram was bright silver rather than the dark grey of the originals. When I objected, they said it was a production change and they would even replace both fronts if I wanted. I thought Yikes, "the cure is worse than the disease."


Later, after I did the CAT anti-stiction oil treatment, I noticed the jack seepage had stopped. That was a year ago... coincidence??
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What's the cat anti-sticktion oil treatment? Will you please enlighten me? I haven't heard of it.
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Here is a link to Lipperts' page on the subject.

http://www.redwoodowners.com/forums/...7a42a5a2e6a811

They actually list 3 different products you can use. I found the Torco fluid at my local motorcycle shop. It's RFF (racing fork fluid)

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What's the cat anti-sticktion oil treatment? Will you please enlighten me? I haven't heard of it.
Here is the actual LCI memo
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Great info on the fluid additive. Thank youDoug
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