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Old 11-08-2014, 03:11 PM   #1
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Greyhawk incorrectly installed automatic leveling jacks

Greyhawk incorrectly installed automatic leveling jacks. In many Greyhawk motorhomes with automatic leveling jacks installed the jacks are installed too low. This can cause the jacks to bottom out on the ground causing frame and or jack damage. The jacks should be installed with "7 - 8" of clearance to the ground per the installation manual from Quadra manufacturing. Jayco installed many jacks with as little as 4" or clearance. If you have not already bottomed out on the jacks yet the solution is simple. The dealer needs to move the jacks mounting bolts up by one or more adjustment points. If the motorhome has been bottomed out on the jacks then the frame should be checked and or the jacks replaced. Please see the photos for an incorrectly installed rear leveling jack. Please note in the photos the bent limit switch pins. Also please note the leaking hydraulic fluid.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:46 PM   #2
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Interesting Michael, I have seen a few Class C units that had leveling jacks installed and too me, they seem quite low... My fear would be going off road of any extent or a boondock type of set up... I sure would hate to sheer these levelers off with a rock or piece of wood left on the site. I"m sure that would not be covered by the warranty.
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:03 PM   #3
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I negotiated the leveling jacks as part of the deal when getting the Gray Hawk. I did notice the rear ones were hanging down to low. I raised them two bolt holes and they seem a lot better. I did notice that one of the bolts on each one was now very close to the hydraulic line so I cut about 3/4 inches off those bolts. The front ones are so close to the tires that I can't see them hitting anything.
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:56 PM   #4
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I noticed that my levelers appeared too low also. Couldn't even put it in driveway as it scraped the concrete when attempting to back up. This confirms my suspicion.

Now the decision to take it in and him them do it and wait a few weeks (under warranty) or just do it my self out of convenience and expediency
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I could have brought it in to get them raised, but being a hands on person, and knowing I would do it right I raised them while parked on the driveway. Laid on a piece of cardboard, only needed one combination wrench as the bolts were welded on. Had a small jack ready, but didn't need it as the units weren't heavy at all. Took less than an hour.
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No problems pinching the hydraulic lines ?

In any case, thanks for the update.
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No problems pinching the hydraulic lines ?

In any case, thanks for the update.
Just the one bolt being close to the hydraulic line as I mentioned.
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You may need to have the system recalibrated if you do it yourself.
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You may need to have the system recalibrated if you do it yourself.
Nope, still puts the RV back to level just like it did before.
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My 2016 Greyhawk had the rear jacks mounted at 5.75" of ground clearance. Equalizer Systems recommends 7" to 8" of clearance. I moved the jacks one bolt hole up and now have 7".

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