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Old 02-20-2014, 10:41 AM   #1
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Hydraulic fluid check on Excel

Help me out here. To check the hydraulic fluid level on the Excel you should have all jacks up and all rooms in except the bedroom. The full level should be about an inch from the top of the container. Is this correct?
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Gary,

That is what I was told at the factory.
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Help me out here. To check the hydraulic fluid level on the Excel you should have all jacks up and all rooms in except the bedroom. The full level should be about an inch from the top of the container. Is this correct?
You got it Gary!
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Hydraulic fluid

Glad I found this thread! We're in the middle of a 3 week trip up the Pacific coast & on two occasions the larger slides were hesitant to close. Batteries were full up. Next check is the hydraulic fluid level. If it's low, what specifics on fluid to use? I cannot find any reference to checking/replacing hydraulic fluid in the Excel Owners Manual.

Also, I've burned out 4 of those tiny overhead bulbs in the ceiling. Where do you find those? Are you guys going to LED replacements? Cost?

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Dexron III on the fluid. Shown in the Lippert manual.

The ceiling lights are 20W G4 halogen lights available from just about anywhere like HD or Lowes, but pricey if you get just one or two. I buy in bulk from Ebay.

Many websites on the internet for LEDs but again a pricey transition. Search this forum for more info. Lots of articles. HTHs rockin'
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To check the hydraulic fluid level on the Excel you should have all jacks up and all rooms in except the bedroom.
Interesting, why is the bedroom slide the exception?

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Rob,

Cause the hydraulic ram for the bedroom is extended fully when the BD slide is all the way in. Just exactly opposite of the other slides. rockin'
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Thanks Tom, I thought that may be the case.

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