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Old 01-09-2021, 12:13 AM   #1
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I am picking up a 2017 Voltage 3305 and have a question about the levelers. If I stay at a campground for a couple of months should I use jack stands to take the stress off the Hydraulics?
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Old 01-09-2021, 02:09 AM   #2
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I have the same rig and called the manufacturer to ask that question because all the ďexpertsĒ had really strong and differing opinions. Long story, short they say you can leave them extended.

One of my friends told me that leaving them down would expose the pistons to moisture and that would be bad. The manufacturer told me not to worry unless I was at the beach. They did suggest that if they are down for a long time to wipe them down before retracting them but said it wasnít critical. I store mine with them down because I prefer to keep the dead load off the suspension.

I would occasionally check the hydraulic connections on the jacks and make sure they are not leaking or weeping.

I certainly donít think jack stands would hurt but might be hard to find a solid place on the trailer frame to support that weight. And also somewhat of a pain to adjust and position to the infinite level you get with the hydraulics.

Hope that helps.
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Old 01-09-2021, 06:39 PM   #3
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Similar to motorcycle forks. I always clean them with wd 40. Thanks for the info.Do the slider rails need cleaning and lube. I have the cable style. I was told to treat the rubber seals.
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Just remember, WD-40 attracts dust and dirt. I use it myself, but just right before I bring them up after an extended stay.
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Old 01-10-2021, 01:19 AM   #5
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I use silicon spray on my jacks. I have kept my jacks down for months with no issues.
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Old 01-14-2021, 05:53 PM   #6
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According to Lippert, do not use WD-40 or similar products on the leveling jacks. The product can eat away at the rubber seals. Use only silicon spray on them when lubricating. I always use silicon every 6 months and the seals have never leaked.



My Voltage 3895 has been on the leveling jacks for 6 years more or less. Never used jack stands and have no problems. The frame on the Voltage's is a 12 inch high I-Beam. More than stout enough for your rig.
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Old 01-15-2021, 10:10 AM   #7
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WD-40 can break down silicone but does not react to rubber. If I'm mistaken, I'd like to see the source. Not being snarky, just want to know.
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back in the day-it can hurt natural rubber and probably some others... why would you not use the silicone based wd?

for fun-

https://www.instructables.com/Unusual-Uses-for-WD-40/
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