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Old 05-24-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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Leveling system

On my 06 40 Alpine Limited had to remove the left rear leveling shock to repair a fluid leak. I would like to check the level of the fluid but cant find a tank. Any ideas? Thanks, Doug
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:25 AM   #2
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On my 07 36ft the tank is in the hatch curb side.
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The dip stick on my HWH system is way to the back of the tank. hard to see even if you know it is there. That little door just to the rear of the passanger side front tire is where that tank resides.
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Jeff nailed the location for HWH pump & tank on an 06.
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I spoke to the HWH rep. at the FMCA Convention last year and he told me the Alpine installation was the worst he had seen in any motor home. It is impossible to see the reservoir level and to access the rear valves if they need to be replaced. I had assumed by '06 WRV would have improved this but apparently not. I had thought of cutting an access hatch in the basement wall to reach it but haven't had the courage yet. Has anyone else done this?
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Algoma,

For my 2006 model, WRV provided an access hatch in the basement wall.
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Thanks for the info Dale, glad they fixed the problem for you at least. Could you tell me how large the hatch is and what type it is? Round or square? I assume it is watertight like a marine hatch?
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On my '04 there are two bolts holding the control panel to the manifold system. If you remove the bolts and move the control panel to one side, you can get better access to the valves and the fluid tank fill. Still not good access but much better.
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IIRC on my 06 the hatch between HWH & the basement compartment to its left (rearward side of coach) was about 8 high by 12 long and came w/a metal cover plate. You should be able to visualize inside the HWH compartment how large you could cut. A nibbler would be a neat way to make the hole, but you could cut it any number of ways. For neat corners you could use a Unibit type drill bit, up to a large diameter, say 1", then cut the 4 sides tangent to the 4 "corners" of the new access hole.
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