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Old 10-21-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
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HWH Reservoir Fluid

All - On the road, so don't know when I can check replies. However, I have a sticker on the HWH Reservoir which says "Chevron Rykon Premium Hydraulic Fluid" on it.

I see folks adding this to their main (Engine Bay) hydraulic Pump system, but not sure WRV put the sticker in the correct location. Is this what I am supposed to put in this HWH reservoir?

If so, I have tried to find it at Chevron's site, with no luck. I will look at other locations for these fluids.

The reason I need some is the HWH repairs are completed, and the reservoir is low so I need to add some to get it showing on the stick.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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Monty,

When I had so many HWH leaks being repaired, WRV Service and HWH told me to use HWH Hydraulic Fluid. I got mine at CampingWorld, but I have heard that they no longer stock this. See this link for a description:
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This HWH fluid is clear with no dye in it, so if there is a leak, it does not discolor carpet or whatever.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:24 PM   #3
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Dextron works and is available everywhere
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
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Monty- the HWH hydraulics can run on a variety of fluids (ATF, motor oil, specialty hydraulic oils). WRV filled yours with Rykon Premium and used that or its current equivalent till the End of (wrv) Days. You can do a search here on that and find an interesting lot of discussion. Your hydraulic system (chassis, not HWH) can likewise run on a variety of fluids. I think on your coach it has the same motor oil as in the crankcase. Folks started changing that out for the Chevron hydraulic oil for better brake performance. That is a lot of what you will read in the search results.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:07 PM   #5
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Monty - Here is a quote from HWH manual:


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HWH Specialty Hydraulic Oil is recommended. In an emergency Dexron automatic transmission fluid can be used. DO NOT use brake fluid or hydraulic jack fluid. Use of these can damage seals. Dexron automatic transmission fluid contains red dye and can cause staining should a leak occur.
I have talked to HWH before and they say Dexron is fine to use. The "use in emergency" quote does not imply it is not as effective as their own...they just didn't want to use dye in their oil.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:42 AM   #6
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Thank you everyone for the information. I will try to find the Chevron oil, and as a last resort will use the dextron if I don't find the Rycon(SP). We will be in Redding, CA in a few days and will find it someplace along our route.
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Monty- Follow the thread on Rando HDZ as that is the new name of what used to be Rykon.
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Thank you everyone for the information. I will try to find the Chevron oil, and as a last resort will use the dextron if I don't find the Rycon(SP). We will be in Redding, CA in a few days and will find it someplace along our route.

Don't know if you have already passed through Redding, but Doug at Redding Oil (530) 243-1217 has the Rando. Others can order it.

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Long gone from Redding, now in Vegas. Tomorrow the hunt is on for the hyd fluid and a backup lightbulb which has burned out. According to an internet search, I might find it at a tractor place, their should be at least one in this area. Auto parts stors dont seem to have one. If it's too hard to find, it will stay burned out, until we can locate a new one. It's a GE H9406 bulb.
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Today, just down the road, was an RV part dealer, and he has the HWH fluid which I purchased by the quart. That takes care of my needs for now. Thank you all for the assistance.
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