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Old 03-19-2020, 03:57 AM   #1
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Bent Stabilizer Jack

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I own a 2019 FL3941 with Lippert automatic leveling systems. During the leveling process the stabilizing or grounding jack, not the large front leveling jack, located on the door side towards the front of the RV became bent. Please donít ask how. Now because of the bent stabilizer jack the other three stabilizing jacks wonít retract and I canít move to my next site. Until I get the new jack from the manufacturer does anyone know if it is possible to remove the bent jack and connect the hydraulic lines together so the fluid can pass through the system unobstructed permitting the remaining three stabilizer jacks to retract. On a temporary basis to stabilize the RV I will use a mechanical jack for the bent one.

Also, does anyone know where I can get a rebuilt jack or where to have this jack repaired in case I canít get one from Lippert in a timely manner?

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Old 03-19-2020, 04:31 AM   #2
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Hello Fellow Forum Members,

I own a 2019 FL3941 with Lippert automatic leveling systems. During the leveling process the stabilizing or grounding jack, not the large front leveling jack, located on the door side towards the front of the RV became bent. Please donít ask how. Now because of the bent stabilizer jack the other three stabilizing jacks wonít retract and I canít move to my next site. Until I get the new jack from the manufacturer does anyone know if it is possible to remove the bent jack and connect the hydraulic lines together so the fluid can pass through the system unobstructed permitting the remaining three stabilizer jacks to retract. On a temporary basis to stabilize the RV I will use a mechanical jack for the bent one.

Also, does anyone know where I can get a rebuilt jack or where to have this jack repaired in case I canít get one from Lippert in a timely manner?

Thanks in Advance
Tom
Not sure about being bent, but if where you're located you can find a hydraulic shop or tractor repair shop the jacks are rebuildable much cheaper than replacing.
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Old 03-19-2020, 03:15 PM   #3
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Simple answer: NO, you can not connect the lines together and get it to work, but you might be able to cap off each line.
I don't under stand how one bent jack is preventing the other from retracting, unless it damaged the seals internally so it won't built pressure.
We had a main cylinder with a bad internal O-ring which prevented the two opposing slides from closing.
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Old 03-19-2020, 04:46 PM   #4
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I would call Lippert and ask.

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I may be remembering incorrectly, but, I thought there was a way to control individual jacks through some valves that are located near the hydraulic pump. I have not done this myself, but, I thought that other owners on here had done for various reasons.
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Those valves on the selector switch near the hydraulic pump are to isolate the slide out rooms. It won't help with individual leveling jacks.
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Amazon has the latches. Search for cabinet latches. Tiarra RV for all body parts.
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Thanks everybody for your responses. I was able to get the jacks up. I had to reset the leveling system by first disconnecting shore power and then turning off the 12 VDC battery power also for 10 seconds. Then i was able to raise the jacks. The level up system must of been confused.
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