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Old 04-10-2015, 10:00 PM   #1
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I have stabilizer jacks on my 2012 Serenity which have become quite noisy when extending and retracting them. They are obviously in need of lubrication, but since I can't fit under the vehicle to service them myself, I'm thinking about having the Mercedes dealership do it when it is on the hoist for its next service. Has anyone had this done? What is the recommended lubricant? I can't find any reference to this in the owner's manual. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:30 PM   #2
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I would check with them first. Some dealer service departments won't work on anything not installed by Mercedes or a Mercedes service center. Just one of the little joys involved with owning an RV.
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:22 PM   #3
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what type of jacks are they, hydraulic?
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:33 AM   #4
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I'm not actually sure; there is a rocker switch on my control panel to extend and retract them, and if I forget to retract them before starting the vehicle, they will retract automatically before I can start up.
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:30 PM   #5
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If you see the Equalizer Systems brand name on the control switch they are probably the StabiLite product found at this link http://equalizersystems.com/rvs/motorized/stabi-lite/

You might either find some service literature on their site or request some information from them.

In general, most people use a lubricant that is dry wax type so as to not attract dirt. but it would be best to double-check what's recommended.

hope this helps...
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:48 PM   #6
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I have stabilizer jacks on my 2012 Serenity which have become quite noisy when extending and retracting them. They are obviously in need of lubrication, but since I can't fit under the vehicle to service them myself, I'm thinking about having the Mercedes dealership do it when it is on the hoist for its next service. Has anyone had this done? What is the recommended lubricant? I can't find any reference to this in the owner's manual. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Yeah, I had the same problem. So just climbed under the rig when the stabilizers were set, and hit the screw with Silicone spray that will handle the water and salt and stuff from the road. It's much easier if you have 2 people. One to hit the retract while you are under the rig squirting the screw. Amazing what a little Silicone lubricant will do. While yer at it, you might as well do the Electric steps too.

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Old 04-15-2015, 09:26 PM   #7
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If you have a driveway just pull out into the street for a second and you have LOTS of space underneath to do the quick job of lubing the stabilizers. I guess I am assuming you are not on a main drag.

I purchased those plastic squares for lifting the RV so I can get under. The stack of them perfectly fit under the drivers seat in that locker under the fuel flap. Still leaves space as wide as the door to put other things in, I have a shopping basket that exactly fits that part of the locker to make it easy to get to my cords and such that I always have in the RV.

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Old 05-01-2015, 01:32 PM   #8
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Motorcycle chain lube is the best lube. WD-40 will attract dirt.
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I realize this is an old thread but here's the maintenance recommendation from Equalizer Systems for the Stabi-Lite/Level-Lite systems we have:

From http://equalizersystems.com/wp-conte...Level-Lite.pdf:

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Keep the leg assemblies clean. Extend the leg to around mid-point and clean the assembly using a wet rag. A mild detergent such as a car wash solution may be used. If using a spray cleaner such as Simple Green or fantastic do not spray heavily on to the motor gearbox potion. It may be rinsed using low pressure spray from a hose. (Do not use a pressure washer)

It is important that the screw/nut be kept clean and dry. In extreme cases the use of WD-40 or similar may be used to clean the screw/nut the leg assemblies however they then must be completely washed and rinsed and allowed to dry. The use of compressed air may be used to help the drying process.

After cleaning, the pivot points and the screw/nut must be lubricated Lubrication must be done using a dry film Silicon/Teflon Spray lubricant or Boeshield T-9 is the currently recommended lubricant. The use of oily or greasy lubricants is not allowed as they will attract dirt which will create issues with the screw/nut.
And the installation and operation guide is here: http://equalizersystems.com/wp-conte...ion_Manual.pdf
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I just have a quick question. I suppose that the stabilizer can't be used as leveling jacks? Wouldn't it make more sense to have automatic leveling jacks instead of these?
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