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Old 01-27-2007, 05:00 PM   #1
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I have a minor leak and want to replenish the reservoir until I can get it fixed. Where can I get HWH oil or Chevron Rykon, which name appears on a sticker affixed to the reservoir?

Coach is as 03' 36FDDS.
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:12 PM   #2
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Camping World carries the HWH oil. Not sure if you are near one.
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:51 PM   #3
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Having leaked a lot of hydraulic fluid, I learned from Dave Avila at WRV and from the HWH tech working on our hose leaks, that Dexron III fluid available from any auto parts store works fine. I have added about 12 quarts of Dexron III since my first leak and find it works fine. But then I'm dealing with enough leaks that it just needs to stay in until we can chase down the next leak. So far it's been about 12 quarts of Dexron III, about 8 rolls of paper towels and a few pairs of Nitrile gloves.

One thing you should make sure you do -- check the fluid once you're in travel mode on the HWH system. I added fluid with the jacks down and slides out after replacing a hose. When I brought the slides in and jacks up, I pumped about two quarts right out of the reservoir and onto the pavement. That's a full big roll of paper towels and 1/2 a container of Simple Green for a full cleanup.

So I learned from that experience -- no more fluid checking until we're in travel mode.

Hopefully you will get your reservoir leak fixed. Make sure it's not that you're too full on fluid and it's putting it out the fill cap, like mine did the last time. And it appears to be the same fluid as Dexron III.
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Oldforester,

This is a bit off topic, but where are you buying your "Simple Green?" I've looked at Wal Mart in the cleaning supplies section and haven't found it.

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Beverly,

I think I bought my Simple Green at a Wal Mart Supercenter here in Palm Springs. I think it was in the automotive cleaning section.
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We looked all over for the Rykon and found that it wasn't available in small quantities. I found a clear hydraulic fluid, that met HWH's specs, at NAPA till I could get to Camping World.

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Oldforester,

I went to Sam's Club this afternoon and was able to buy Simple Green there.

Thanks for your response.

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Camping World carries HWH hydraulic oil.
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oldforester,
thanks for the tip on making sure your in travel mode with slides in and jacks up. I probably would have made the same mistake. You probably saved me a big roll of paper towels and a half quart of simple green, not to mention the two quarts of HWH oil.
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Dexron III does work just fine in the HWH system. The reason that they recommend their oil is because it's clear and won't leave red stains in the carpet should it leak. However, if you don't have HWH slideouts and only have HWH jacks it really wouldn't matter. Otherwise Dexron III will get you back on the road but you run the risk of stains should a leak develop unless you flush the stuff out and replace it later on.
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Please, another slight variation on the HWH fluid questions; For the larger hydraulic can back on the front of the engine, can I use Dextron II in that too? And where is a source of the combination filters for that reservoir?

Thanks for your patience and tolerance.


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Old 02-02-2007, 09:01 AM   #12
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Hello & Welcome J.S.Eddy

To answer your question you can use Dexron in the eng hydraulics. I order my filters from Cummins Northwest Inc. 1905 East Central, Yakima, WA 98909 (800) 777 0336, part number (Nelson) 84220-A and they ship them to me I ordered a dozen last time just so I do not have to order every time want to service my Alpine. You can also order filters from RV Chassis Parts.
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