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Old 10-21-2019, 11:28 PM   #21
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Roberts RV in IN that has fine recs on DRV jack repair, is a hydraulic shop. Hydraulic rams are mostly similar in operation/construction. Have seen many oilfield hydraulic failures repaired in shops you would not want your DRV near. I suppose there are different degrees of competency in these shops, but the basics of hydraulic rams are the same.
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:52 AM   #22
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I watched a You Tube video on removing/replacing a side stabilizer and it looks pretty easy. I’ve also located 3 hydraulics repair shops in the area. When I return from this trip, I’ll pull it and have it repaired. Hopefully, it won’t cause a problem on this short trip.
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:59 AM   #23
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I watched a You Tube video on removing/replacing a side stabilizer and it looks pretty easy. I’ve also located 3 hydraulics repair shops in the area. When I return from this trip, I’ll pull it and have it repaired. Hopefully, it won’t cause a problem on this short trip.
I think the main concern with the Lippert jacks is the proprietary seals they use, not readily available.

The shop in Indy refits the assembly for readily available, higher quality seals. Problem solved.
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:10 AM   #24
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My Machinist friend in WA just rebuilt my two front and two of the rears. The rears have QUALITY seals and he said they are vERY robust. Mine rears were leaking where the Glan screws onto the outer tube.

The fronts he went to a much better quality and type of seal as does Roberts.

It takes a pit to change out the fronts.

He also cuts off the foot pad adapter nut and welds on a new nut in alignment to the shaft. Lippert welds every one on crooked. Roberts does the same.

Roberts will replace the ram outer tube if the small return line is excessively worn at $200 ea. Problem is the wear will start all over again. My Machinist fried has came up with a way to keep the small tube from wearing against the inside of the silver outer tube you see. Another BIG improvement doing this upgrade the side to side stability is vastly improved!
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:43 PM   #25
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I just found this thread. I posted a separate one about a leaking ram. The ram in front of the passenger side front wheel has oil residue on the ground plate. On inspection, there is oil residue on the bottom of the ram, where the tube comes down. Not a lot, more of a seep and not a dripping leak. How do I fix that? Take it off, and take it where? I can repair almost anything, but am totally clueless with hydraulics.
I did mine and I wouldn’t want to do it again. You need a hole to drop them in and it needs to be about two feet drop below the bottom of of the housing. Might be more. I should have posted that back when I did it. Bottom line is if all i had was a minor leak I would tighten all the lines on that side and ignore it until it got worse. It is a tough tough job.
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