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Old 05-01-2018, 06:41 PM   #15
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Hey guys instead of guessing the easiest way to check it is the following:

1) Move the slides in and check it . . .

2) Move the slide out and check it . . .

One of these two positions will yield the highest level which will be the proper position to check the fluid.

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I had problems with the main HWH slide in my rig. Checked the fluid level per the instructions for a quad slide Country Coach. It was low so I added fluid. And, that's when I found out the instructions were wrong. The three direct acting slides have to be out and the main, chain driven one has to be in. Or is it the opposite?
Had the big flood from the overflow too. Made corrections to the manual I printed out so I don't do it wrong again.
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:52 PM   #17
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Hey guys instead of guessing the easiest way to check it is the following:

1) Move the slides in and check it . . .

2) Move the slide out and check it . . .

One of these two positions will yield the highest level which will be the proper position to check the fluid.

Mike
but what if you can't measure it from the dipstick, as it does not register, or see the level in the tank ?

still need to know the proper procedure....
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but what if you can't measure it from the dipstick, as it does not register, or see the level in the tank ?

still need to know the proper procedure....
Get a longer object to stick in the tank. When its at the highest level that "Should" be the correct position of the slides.

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Old 05-02-2018, 07:46 AM   #19
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Hey guys instead of guessing the easiest way to check it is the following:

1) Move the slides in and check it . . .

2) Move the slide out and check it . . .

One of these two positions will yield the highest level which will be the proper position to check the fluid.

Not if there are different HWH slide mechanisms in the same coach. From experience with Foretravels, there are setups where some slides need to be in and others out to check the hydraulic fluid level.

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Not if there are different HWH slide mechanisms in the same coach. From experience with Foretravels, there are setups where some slides need to be in and others out to check the hydraulic fluid level.

Michelle
Right. And even more fun, there are probably configurations which require deploying the slides against the proper procedures -- e.g. slides out when jacks are up for coaches that are supposed to be jacks-down first. Fortunately for the NA, the measurement procedure matches the slide procedure.
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Get a longer object to stick in the tank. When its at the highest level that "Should" be the correct position of the slides.

Mike

I used a clean long flathead screwdriver to do just that.
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