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Old 01-31-2022, 04:01 PM   #1
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Vegas 25.6 rear stabilizer jacks?

General question right rear jack makes a clicking sound going up or down. Never gets stuck..

01) do these things need fluid ? I put a little wd 40 on the moving screws only just in case. Still clicks
02) if they get stuck can you use a normal jack to retract?

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Old 01-31-2022, 04:18 PM   #2
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The screws require lubrication but there's no "fluid reservoir". The clicking is probably not coming from the screw though, probably from the motor/gears, maybe over-stressed and a gear tooth broke?

How would you use a "normal jack" to retract an electric jack?

If these are your jacks, this is how you manually operate them:

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Old 01-31-2022, 04:21 PM   #3
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Could be that the mounting screws are loose, and it clicks when load is applied.

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Old 01-31-2022, 11:23 PM   #4
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The screws require lubrication but there's no "fluid reservoir". The clicking is probably not coming from the screw though, probably from the motor/gears, maybe over-stressed and a gear tooth broke?

How would you use a "normal jack" to retract an electric jack?

If these are your jacks, this is how you manually operate them:

There is a screw on the end that could use a regular jack
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General question right rear jack makes a clicking sound going up or down. Never gets stuck..

01) do these things need fluid ? I put a little wd 40 on the moving screws only just in case. Still clicks
02) if they get stuck can you use a normal jack to retract?
WD 40 is really a cleaner. Find some white lithium grease in a spray can. Spray each moving joint. Run it up and down a few times. Should help. If it continues to make a click, might just have to live with it. Donít try to force it up with a jack if it gets stuck. Use a ratchet.
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Old 02-01-2022, 05:06 AM   #6
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I recommend using a dry lube, such as a PTFE spray... the same thing you use on your slide (before Thor stopped recommending Schwintek lubing).

Look underneath... is there a continuous bar running horizontally across the rear with the stabilizers/motors mounted on the ends? If so, it's the same as I have. I don't use mine now... I installed the Big Foot levelers.

I know the clicking noise you're talking about. Mine were very noisy from day one - it's the nature of those high RPM motor/gear assemblies to generate torque. Even with regular thorough lube, one of mine always made a loud clicking noise that seemed coordinated with the worm gear revolution. I've heard it on other RVs at campgrounds too.

I eventuality just ignored it. They seemed to work just fine. Soak them with the PTFE dry lube and scratch it off your worry list.

Oh... for winter storage I spray them with a good coat of WD-40... not for lube, but to fend off rust.
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Old 02-01-2022, 05:50 AM   #7
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