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Old 01-28-2010, 07:19 PM   #1
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Can it leak ??

I manually raised the rear of the coach to it's absolute maximum. Didn't think twice about it. 6 days later, moved to a new location and again manually set the level. The next day I noticed a wetness on the left rear leveler pad and saw that there was a dribble of fluid down the tube. Also saw a buildup of old, dried fluid on a part of the pad. THEN I read where it said to NEVER hold down the level button for long. I've readjusted the rear levels and wiped down the pad. When I checked the fluid level in the reservoir I found no fluid between the marks on the dipstick.
Questions to all my friends:
Do you think I did any serious damage to the seal on the rear left post ?
Is there a secret to adding fluid to the reservoir ? Seems like a mess waiting to happen.
I've got a rv repair fellow coming by with a quart of HWH fluid tomorrow. Any advance information will be most appreciated.

Lastly, we are in a park for the next two months. (recovery from foot surgery) I don't have an immediate need to resolve this issue, or do I ??

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Old 01-28-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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Chris, I am not sure how yours HWH pump assembly is oriented, my fill cap is blocked by the HWH 625 Control board. I have to crawl underneath mine and use an oil pump to transfer the oil. I recently cut an access hole from the front cargo bay to allow access. I still have not made a cover for the hole.

My left rear jack is a chronic leaker. It has been replaced 3 times and the hose fitting was changed, it still leaks. I have had it serviced at HWH 3 of the times. Out of warranty now so I rarely use the rear jacks unless absolutely necessary. It does not use much fluid it needs a quart now and it has been 2 years since I added any. Oddly enough my 2000 Alpine had a leaky jack in that position. If I get ambitious this winter I was considering removing the jack and hose and see if i can figure out what is leaking.
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Chris, did you check fluid level with jacks and slides retracted?
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My left rear is the leaker, too. I use a baster to fill it every 8 months or so.
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Thanks to All

I feel much better this morning after reading your replies. Now I have no worries about the drip. I don't need it where we are so I'll raise up the rear. Thanks Wayne.
My system requires that the levelers be extended to some degree in order for the slide out to work. Has always been that way.
Thanks Wally & Debbie. I would never have thought about retracting prior to checking the fluid.
A baster looks to be the perfect tool for my need. Thanks, takepride.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:08 AM   #6
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Chris,

You need to have all the slides and jacks retracted before checking the level. Think you might be surprised when you do that.

Also, you don't have to use the HWH fluid - Dextron III will work just fine.

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Chris,

By design, the HWH fluid is clear and non-staining, in the case the hydraulic fluid leaks onto something inside the coach or basement. The Dexron III fluid will stain. It is reddish in color.
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Just an FYI, me left rear "leaker" turned out to be caused by a small hole in the hose to due to abrasion. A new hose and a re-route solved the problem.
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Wayne - I had a chronic leaking LR jack also. Sometimes seemed to leak, sometimes not. Eventually found fluid coming from the fitting to the jack. It turns out that sometimes when the jacks are extended, they pivot causing the hose and fitting to bump into something (I can't remember what it was now and am unable to check it). Anyway, I changed the fitting and put an elbow between the hose and jack fitting so it no longer hits.
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Steve,
HWH said they fixed that issue on mine. WRV had a habit of getting the right and left jacks mixed, the fittings needs to be on the outside. If on the inside they will ride against the frame. I suspect I have a bad pressure switch or fitting I am on my 3rd replacement jack.
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