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Old 03-10-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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I just bought a 1985 32.5 I looked under the coach and it has leveling jacks as stated on the build sheet. I looked everywhere but I can not find the controls for them.

Can somebody tell me where the controls might be located
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My '82 310 has the controls on the floor to the left of the drivers seat.
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And I saw a patch in the hardwood flooring in that area so maybe the controls are gone.The patch looked to be about 6x6 inches
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Do you think that I might be able to find a set of controls anywhere
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You probably would do best trying to identify the brand of jacks first. Then try a salvage outfit like Colaws. The original manufacturer may sell you a newer compatible version of the control if the original is no longer available. HWH has a lot of info on their web site to help identify their stuff.
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I think this is the controls that I am looking for
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I think this is the controls that I am looking for
John, as suggested try Colaw's in Missouri. Colaw's Salvage

If they have what you need have it shipped to my place and I'll bring it along.

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Shepard57, that picture is exactly what I have in my 310---HWH
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If the controls were removed, I'd wonder if the jacks are shot or something like that - I can't figure out why you'd remove the control panel other than the jacks themselves don't work. I have no idea if you can test them without the control panel, though. (This falls into that category of "Why did the PO do this??")
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The jacks are still there folded up. The next I go to see the coach I will look to see if the lines and the pump are still there. When I went last week there was still a foot of snow and I couldn't get under the coach all I could see was the jacks. I checked with HWH and the controls are still available

Woodja How do the jacks deploy, Do they come down when you pull the levers and how do they retract
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The jacks are still there folded up. The next I go to see the coach I will look to see if the lines and the pump are still there. When I went last week there was still a foot of snow and I couldn't get under the coach all I could see was the jacks. I checked with HWH and the controls are still available

Woodja How do the jacks deploy, Do they come down when you pull the levers and how do they retract
When you move a lever to lower a jack it turns on the pump and opens a valve allowing pressurized oil to flow to the jack. The small cylinder where the oil hose is attached to the jack, pushes the jack from the horizontal to vertical position and then the pressurized oil extends the jack to lift the coach. Moving the lever to retract the jack opens the valve and gravity and springs lower the coach and retract and return the jack to the horizontal position.
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Thanks Dan

Do the jacks lock in the extended position when they lift the coach
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Thanks Dan

Do the jacks lock in the extended position when they lift the coach
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....not a good thing. You can raise the rear to level but you have to keep in mind that as you take the load off the suspension, if you are on too much of a slope the tires will lose traction and slide down hill. This is another reason you park with the rear uphill, the jacks want to fold to the rear not to the front.

In spite of the limitations, installing the leveling jacks is right up at the top of the list of the best things I have done to the coach.
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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.

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