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hydraulic leveling jack replace / rebuild

I have a used 2002 Allegro Bay 36' Class A I recently bought. The hyd. jacks go down but the right side jacks won't retract. All jacks go down and will level the rig but while trying to retract/store the jacks the right side (F&R) only retract enough to put the tires back on the ground. I have replaced all of the return springs (2 on each jack). What a pain it was to have to dig under the jack enough to use a floor jack to jack the cylinders back up. They jerked up a little a time even with the T fitting bleeder caps loose on each one. Mine are 9,000 lb jacks. I do most of my own repairs so my question is has anyone ever replaced their jacks or had them rebuilt? New replacements are around $600 each.
George3037 09/15/19 05:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric slide outs

I recently bought a used 2002 Allegro Bay made by Tiffin. 17 years with 2 electric slides that work perfectly. Mines a gas model, 8.1L w/ Allison.
George3037 09/06/19 10:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: OTA television while traveling?

My TT has a batwing antenna which I use anytime I go camping. My Class A has a satellite and batwing antenna's and cable hookup but I use the batwing for OTA channels. I don't subscribe to satellite services. Most areas I go I can get anywhere from 15-34 channels that are perfectly clear as if watching cable. The older TV's I had would scan up to about 70 channels but never lock onto any channels so I replaced them with newer flat screens. Many of the channels I get are duplicates. They are just sent OTA from different cities. I'm going to upgrade the Class A batwing to a new style since it only cranks up and down but not able to rotate (broken).
George3037 08/31/19 04:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Possibly upgrading from TT to Class A

Well, I made the deal and I'm now the owner and member of the money pit club. It has a few electrical gremlins I've been repairing the past few days. 1) BR slide sometimes worked/sometimes not, re-soldered some poor solder joints on the slide module. 2) R.F. ABS speed sensor bad - new one ordered 3) 12V power at door entrance wasn't working. Turned out the house batteries were shot - replaced them. 4) Also made a new steel plate to mount the 12V switches. The plastic one was broken. 5) Rewired power steps and installed a new switch. 6) Drivers door power window doesn't work. Found it's not getting power. Applied temporary power to motor and window works fine. Still have to trace wiring to find the cause of power loss. No fuses are blown. 7) Hours of general cleaning done. 8) Sanded and polished headlight plastic lenses that were fogged over. 9) Pulled and cleaned taillight sockets that had some corrosion. 10) Crank up TV antenna needed to be lubed. 11) Going to replace hyd. jack return springs that are weak. Previous owner supplied them with the rig. 12) Tires are good this year but will need to replace them next year. And the list goes on. Got it inspected today. https://i.imgur.com/q8LP8KAl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sdMxA8hl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/O8Kgw65l.jpg
George3037 08/27/19 02:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possibly upgrading from TT to Class A

Thanks 3 dog nights, I haven't figured out the Sq Ft difference yet as I haven't seen the MH in person yet. Really won't make too much difference to me, 80% of the time it will be just me. My DW doesn't camp much. I'm retired, she is not. I want to take a trip to VA to visit kids/grandkids that I only see once a year and FL to visit a daughter/grandson and brother I haven't seen in almost 20 years and a MH will be much easier to maneuver on narrow streets and park in the driveways. Who knows, the MH may turn out to have too much wrong with it to buy after I check it out. Pictures always look better than seeing it in person. malexander, thanks for your input.
George3037 08/16/19 01:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possibly upgrading from TT to Class A

Be careful what you wish for. We "upgraded" from a 40' 5ver to a 38' MH. Wanted to get rid of the Duelly, crew cab and just tow our jeep. Found everything we wanted and made the switch. Worst mistake we ever made. MH just can not compare to the living space of the 5ver. If all of your travels are 1 or 2 nights and moving on, might work for you. Our trips are 3-6 weeks in one spot. What was different about the living space between your 5'er and MH? The MH I'm going to look at has two slides, like my TT, and is 4' longer. Also has way more basement storage than TT. All areas of MH can be used with slides in or out. TT could only be used to eat, use bathroom, shower or sleep with slides in (LR is not usable with slides in). MH is shorter (36') compared to almost 60' of truck and TT. Not sure what the downside would be. Thanks for your input.
George3037 08/16/19 06:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possibly upgrading from TT to Class A

Since you mentioned the roof satellite receiver for TV, be aware that unless the current owners have upgraded it someplace along the line that it will probably not be usable without replacing the whole unit as we found out. But, it seems that we find acceptable OTA TV about 97% of the time and therefore get along fine without satellite TV. Bill Thanks Bill. I don't have any satellite subscriptions and would only use OTA TV anyway.
George3037 08/15/19 05:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possibly upgrading from TT to Class A

I had great results having Brazels retune my 8.1L engine ECM for the Western mountains. There was an immediate increase in HP and performance and the transmission down shifted a lot less. It did not increase my gas mileage altho Brazels can tune for a little bit better mileage. Good to know. I had a programmer in a previous diesel truck set for towing that increased HP/TQ and gave an extra 2MPG. Gas engines don't usually respond that favorable for the cost of the tune.
George3037 08/14/19 04:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possibly upgrading from TT to Class A

Thanks for both your input. I am a retired mechanic so know what to look and listen for mechanically. I've also owned 4 TT's over the past 40 years and have a good knowledge of them too. I was figuring MPG would be around 6-8 not towing. If purchased I don't expect to tow a car so I'd be happy to see 8 MPG or better. Title is free and clear of liens and if I buy would not need to finance. Owner has all service records.
George3037 08/14/19 03:38pm Class A Motorhomes
Possibly upgrading from TT to Class A

Considering upgrading from a 32' TT w/ 2 slides to a Class A Allegro Bay 35DA MH. I have found what seems to be a good deal on a 2002 Tiffin Allegro Bay model 35DA. Selling price is under NADA low retail. Owner is local to me (under 80 miles away) and has sent me many pics and original dealer invoice with options. It is built on the workhorse chassis and has the 8.1 Vortec and Allison, 5500W Onan gen set, leveling jacks, dome sat. dish plus orig. batwing ant, new HW heater, only 60K miles, LR and BR slides. Claims to have no roof leaks. Owner is currently on vacation with his new MH and I'll be going to look at it next week. I'll be checking all inside and out functions to make sure everything works. Check for any soft floors etc. Also checking all fluids, belts, hoses, antifreeze, tires, looking for leaks underneath. Anyone have a MH with the workhorse chassis w/8.1 and Allison? Anything I should be aware of or look for.
George3037 08/14/19 02:26pm Class A Motorhomes
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