Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-12-2013, 06:46 PM   #15
Rivet Master
bkahler's Avatar

1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,740
Originally Posted by Smartstream View Post
...This is another reason you park with the rear uphill, the jacks want to fold to the rear not to the front.
The same rear jacks on our 310 fold to the front as well. Don't ask how I know this


Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels, brake drums, windows & holding tanks left to sell)
bkahler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 06:56 PM   #16
Rivet Master
Smartstream's Avatar

1982 28' Airstream 280
Port Angeles , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,413
Originally Posted by shepherd57 View Post
Thanks Dan
The next time I go to the coach I will check to see what is left of the system. I know the jacks are there but I don't know about the pump or the if the lines are there.The controls are gone but they can be bought new from HWH.


If you can't find used controls I would have a serious conversation with HWH about up-grading the control. The older controls operate each jack/valve independently which can tweak the coach. The instruction is to operate two jacks together...both fronts, both rears, or front and rear on the same side. On many flat sided coaches you can crack a windshield if you don't get it right. The newer controls will operate the valves in pairs for you.

I have not had a problem because my Airstream, and I'm sure others, has a very rigid structure. The last step of leveling is to walk around and check that each jack is on the ground. It is not uncommon to find one jack two or three inches off the ground. The coach is so rigid you can't feel it inside. The newer controls should eliminate this problem.

Cheers, Dan

"Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them."
~ Margaret Thatcher ~
Smartstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 01:33 PM   #17
Rivet Master
Keyair's Avatar

1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,088
Images: 1
Take a good look at the Classic sticky Shepherd57, there is a section with lots of good links on levelers.
Keyair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2017, 12:56 PM   #18
Undereducated AS Newbie
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Charlotte , North Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 52
Images: 6
Leveling Jacks Important Info

Originally Posted by Smartstream View Post
No they do not lock. They are designed fold in the event you forget and drive off them

You are supposed to park with the rear uphill of the front. Raise the front to level the coach and bring the rear jacks down to stabilize. You can lift the front wheels off the ground. If you lift the rear wheels off the ground you just lost your parking brake
I'll admit I haven't read everything, but this has to be info that should be on some sort of warning sticker. It's definitely something I'd not have thought about.

wimpy is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.