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Old 08-16-2021, 06:47 PM   #1
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Bent jack

Hit a speed bump in a parking lot
We have a good hydraulic repair shop close, they made a new hose, rodent chewed it and fixed a ram on our class A

What are my chances of getting this fixed this winter?
And will it make 1 more trip? 1 campground but it'll take 2 days to get there and back
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Old 08-16-2021, 07:48 PM   #2
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If that is a bolt on hydraulic system like I have on my Sprinter(The Equalizer Hydraulic Level System), then it might only be a case of the ram bracket being loose where it bolts onto the frame. My rear rams became loose and both needed to be tightened up. When they were loose, they both came down at an angle. I went to one shop and they wanted $2800 to fix it. I took it to another family owned/operated R V shop and they fixed it at a cost of less than $300.00

When mine needed the repair. the right rear stayed extended so I just unbolted it and flipped it up before bolting it back into place so I could drive it.

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Old 08-16-2021, 07:50 PM   #3
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Hit a speed bump in a parking lot
We have a good hydraulic repair shop close, they made a new hose, rodent chewed it and fixed a ram on our class A

What are my chances of getting this fixed this winter?
And will it make 1 more trip? 1 campground but it'll take 2 days to get there and back
It is a simple remove and replace. It is, probably, not in stock at any dealer or repair place, as LCI sells about 7 different models. If it were my coach, I would find the model number, order the replacement, then take the coach in for installation after I verified I had the exact replacement in hand.
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Old 08-16-2021, 09:33 PM   #4
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If that is a bolt on hydraulic system like I have on my Sprinter(The Equalizer Hydraulic Level System), then it might only be a case of the ram bracket being loose where it bolts onto the frame. My rear rams became loose and both needed to be tightened up. When they were loose, they both came down at an angle. I went to one shop and they wanted $2800 to fix it. I took it to another family owned/operated R V shop and they fixed it at a cost of less than $300.00

When mine needed the repair. the right rear stayed extended so I just unbolted it and flipped it up before bolting it back into place so I could drive it.

Paul
I wish it was a Equalize, much more user friendly system
I was hoping it had been forced out of alignment, the bracket is still firmly attached and straight. Ouch on the $2800, hate to think how many people have been ripped off by that dealer

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Old 08-16-2021, 09:42 PM   #5
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It is a simple remove and replace. It is, probably, not in stock at any dealer or repair place, as LCI sells about 7 different models. If it were my coach, I would find the model number, order the replacement, then take the coach in for installation after I verified I had the exact replacement in hand.
I'm pretty good at simple remove and replace.
can't believe I didn't take a picture of the part # while I was under there.

I'll take it off late fall and go from there.

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