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Old 04-21-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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Smile hwh levelling system

tried the jacks and all was ok but need to add some fluid to the reservoir but the manuals dont say what
opened the tank and the level is only just on the end and is red
is this regular trans fluid?? power steering fluid ??
what are you supposed to put in these
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Mercon II

It's probably Mercon II. It will be in the manual somewhere, or HWHs website.

Be sure to bring all the legs up before you add fluid or you might have a mess to deal with.
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From one of my Hwh documents that I have downloaded. My fluid is already red so I used the Dexron when I did some maintenance.

4-5 FLUIDS:
The fluid discussion is a relatively simply discussion. HWH recommends using only
“HWH Hydraulic Jack Oil”. Multi-purpose transmission fluid or the “Dexron” transmission fluids have been
used and are compatible with the HWH hydraulic jack oil. The advantage of the HWH oil is it is clear. This
will make clean-up from an oil leak easier. There is no dye to ruin carpet or other fabrics. All of these fluids
will mix with each other, but it is not recommended to add a red fluid to the clear HWH oil. DO NOT use
bottle jack oil, brake fluid or power steering fluid. Synthetic oils may or may not be compatible so do not use
these oils without checking compatibility.
The two main things to remember about oil are; 1. Only clean, compatible oil should be added to a system
and 2. The oils mentioned above are flammable. This is why it is critical to protect hoses and equipment

from extreme heat sources.
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Good thing!

My previous RV had red oil in the hydraulic system too. Glad it didn't leak.
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hwh hydraulic jack fluid

find the right fluid. if you are not sure, call the manufacturer. or, almost every manufacturer issues a manual on their product. especially hwh, lippert, and power gear. all are available on the internet.
the hwh manual states either dexron 3 or the hwh oil, which is dexron 3 without the dye. there was a guy at the fmca redmond rally that bought a bunch of brake fluid at a garage sale and used it in his hwh leveling system. it ate the seals out of all the cylinders. and the pump. a very expensive assumption oh his part.
this is very low cost fluid. keep some on hand.
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thanks for your help added 1 litre trans fluid did the trick guess they didnt use it much
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