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Postby doug » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:04 pm

For the past couple of seasons one of levelling jacks on our RV would retract fully. Crawling underneath it was pretty obvious what the problem was, the bottom of the ram had rusted up. By extending the ram I was able to clean it up but it was soon rusting up again.

I investigated shipping a replacement over but the shipping alone was going to be prohibitive. Instead I had it removed and took it along to a local hydraulic repairers. They dismantled it and found it was in a pretty poor state. The cylinder was scored, the seals breaking up and the ram badly pitted.

The solution was to have the cylinder honed, new seals and a new ram manufactured all for less the cost of shipping a replacement from America!

Result!
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