RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-19-2019, 06:04 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Moxxi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 416
HWH Hydraulic Fluid Check

Where is the reservoir?
I want to check the fluid level, but I do not know where the reservoir is at.

Someone said that to check the level, you need to bring the jacks up. Others have said that you have to have the jacks up and the slides out.

If the slide outs are IN, I don't know how you would be able to check the fluid level.

So confusing.
I can't locate my HWH manual.

I don't know which way is the correct method.

2007 Suncruiser 38T
__________________

__________________
2008 Itasca Suncruiser 38T
Moxxi is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-19-2019, 06:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Jim_HiTek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Full time RV'er
Posts: 2,647
I believe it depends on the number of slides you have when you should measure fluid level.

Best to contact AZPete here on the forum via PM. He works for HWH and he'll be able to tell you all sorts of stuff about your system. He helps for free. He can probably help you find your model number so you can find the users guide online.

Now, as far as finding the tank, it's near the hydraulic motor and solenoids. So follow the sound the pump makes when you operate your jacks or slides and it'll be there where you localize the sound. In a '07 Class A, I believe it's either in front of and partially under the stairwell (partially accessed from outside under the front of the RV), or behind it on the passenger side. You have to lift a step to see a portion of it.
__________________

__________________
'02 Winnebago Journey DL, DSDP, 36' of fun.

Visit my RV Travel & Repair Blog at : http://chaos.goblinbox.com
Jim_HiTek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2019, 06:34 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Chargerman's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,228
Always check fluid with all slides in with any HWH setup. The reservoir is located at the pump.
__________________
Steven & Laurie
2006 Moncaco Executive Rainier
Detrioit Series 60 (515HP), Allison 4000 series
Chargerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2019, 08:30 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 698
You should be reading your owners manual and getting the correct FACTS, not posting here and getting opinions...most of them wrong.
A Traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2019, 08:36 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Chargerman's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,228
Maybe you missed the part where he said he couldn’t locate his manual and what part of the advise given to you think is wrong? My advise comes directly from HWH.
__________________
Steven & Laurie
2006 Moncaco Executive Rainier
Detrioit Series 60 (515HP), Allison 4000 series
Chargerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2019, 10:54 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Bryan Tx
Posts: 278
I have 2 units. 1 located on the passenger side firewall you can get to with the generator slide out that operates the jacks and 1 unit located under the entryway stairs that operate the slides. It is a real bear to get to. I can tell you one time I topped off the jack unit with them extended and wound up with oil on the concrete when they retracted fully makes sense if you think about it and look at the size of the tank. Bet it is the same for the slides. When my slides extend 4 of them the rams are extended creating a larger area to fill. Retracted the fluid needs somewhere to go. The tank for the slides is not very large either. If you you top anything off put a catch pan underneath until you are sure
__________________
“06” Beaver Patriot Thunder , 525 HP C13 Cat
MH 4000 Allison
42 ft Vicksburg, 4 slides
kenwyatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2019, 10:53 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 698
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chargerman View Post
Maybe you missed the part where he said he couldn’t locate his manual and what part of the advise given to you think is wrong? My advise comes directly from HWH.

Chargerman, I was not taking a swipe at you with my post about bad advice. You are trying to help and I understand that. However, anyone who owns a complex piece of equipment like a motor home should have the owners/operating manual for everything in that coach. If he doesn't have his HWH manual, it can be downloaded from the HWH web site.

So many times I have seen someone post a question here about something that could be correctly, quickly and easily answered by spending a few minutes with the owners manual. Instead the questioner often gets a lot of incorrect advice here from people who have also never read their owners manuals. The problem not only doesn't get solved, it often gets worse because of the incorrect information provided by well-meaning people who want to help, but in reality don't know what they are talking about or have learned some incorrect procedures themselves.

This has already happened right here in this thread! Look at what the OP said in his original post. He said, "Someone said that to check the level, you need to bring the jacks up. Others have said that you have to have the jacks up and the slides out." He was given two pieces of advice and both of them are wrong! The only way to know - FOR SURE - what is right for his system is to consult the HWH owner's manual for his specific system.

CLICK HERE for the HWH OPERATOR INFORMATION page
A Traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2019, 12:12 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Chargerman's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,228
Thanks for clarifying A Traveler!!
__________________
Steven & Laurie
2006 Moncaco Executive Rainier
Detrioit Series 60 (515HP), Allison 4000 series
Chargerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2019, 09:39 AM   #9
Senior Member
Commercial Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: behind the steering wheel
Posts: 1,601
moxxi, please call or text me at 602 549 3638. i can help. i can provide both an operators manual and service manual.
checking the fluid depends on what type of room mechanism you have, above the floor need to be extended, below the floor need to be retracted. jacks must be retracted.
if you dont have a leak, check it once a year at best. the fluid doesnt evaporate, or wear out, and the actual fluid level isnt that critical. anywhere between 3/4 and 1 inch is good enough.
paul maddox
i work full time for hwh corp. i do not sell parts, or solicit service work on this forum.
__________________

azpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fluid, hwh, hydraulic



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hwh hydraulic fluid recommendations? philsperl Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 9 12-06-2017 02:56 PM
HWH hydraulic fluid checks/2004 Allegro tealstar Class A Motorhome Discussions 4 04-01-2013 12:33 AM
Brake fluid or Hydraulic Fluid? dspowers Vintage RV's 13 08-24-2011 08:25 PM
HWH hydraulic fluid "mist" in pump compartment hrhuggie Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 3 11-19-2007 07:49 PM
HWH hydraulic fluid question Mr Greg Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 18 01-21-2006 03:19 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×