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Old 11-25-2018, 04:51 PM   #1
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Is it good to exercise?

Is it good to exercise the hydraulic levelers once a month? Even in the winter?

I recently installed Big Foot levelers and I keep my RV inside a well insulated storage unit. I check on it once a week when weather is nice (and im in town) and about once every other week in the wintertime.

I have only used my levelers a few times (still very new to me) in testing only. A few test with several days of deployed to check for leaks.

I have read pros and cons on leaving them DOWN all the time and I opt to leave mine up (retracted).

But Im thinking it might be a good Idea to exercise them ones a month and either leave down for 30 min or so or perhaps a day or two then retract??

What do you think?
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:53 PM   #2
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I think the more systems you can exercise on a regular basis the better. In a perfect world you should exercise your generator, transmission, tires, disc brakes, chassis and roof A/C, refrigerator and furnace on at least a monthly basis. Your levelers and itís hydraulic system have seals that need to stay lubricated and pliable. I know the world is not perfect. Storage situations limit many owners from taking their coach out on the road monthly.
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:47 PM   #3
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I run my gen once a month for an hour or so with ac on. While thats running i lower the jacks then raise them. The up/down movement helps the seals or at least thats what i been told

I say do it. It doesn't hurt anything and not doing it could

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Old 11-25-2018, 10:57 PM   #4
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when left down for a period hit the shafts with drylube. that's what bigfoot told me. they also said doesn't matter if left up or down. I keep mine down but not full weight just enough to take some psi off the tires
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Old 11-25-2018, 11:22 PM   #5
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Iíve spent 5 or 6 months at one time. I wipe cylinders down with ATF before I retract them, but I leave them down until Iím ready to travel. I kept one old Winnebago 15 years and never had a problem
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Old 11-25-2018, 11:40 PM   #6
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when left down for a period hit the shafts with drylube. that's what bigfoot told me. they also said doesn't matter if left up or down. I keep mine down but not full weight just enough to take some psi off the tires
Did you do anything to prepare for or clean the sand from your bold and daring venture on the beach or wherever the heck it was? I assume it was not Mars, but you sound like the kind of guy that if you can get a RTV up there; you would take your RV.
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Old 11-25-2018, 11:48 PM   #7
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when left down for a period hit the shafts with drylube. that's what bigfoot told me. they also said doesn't matter if left up or down. I keep mine down but not full weight just enough to take some psi off the tires
Good to know. I try to drive mine every other week when weather is nice - but I might go 4 weeks in the winter depending on weather so im not really worried about flat spots on my tires.

I also park on firm rubber mats to help with flat spots and to keep the concrete floor from sucking the life out of the tires.

The rubber mats I use are firm enough that they DONT deform from the tires but much softer than a rubber mud flap. I always park on them when in storage.
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Old 11-26-2018, 02:23 AM   #8
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dkoldman I spray the shafts with a Teflon dry lube before I head out for a trip and they stay clean
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