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Old 01-06-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Hydraulic Fluid Location on 2011 Fleetwood

The alarm on my jacks goes off intermittently while driving. According to the owner's manual, the hydraulic fluid may be low.

I am having trouble identifying the reservoir. Is it the small round clear plastic canister located behind the radiator on the very back of coach? If not, where should I look?

I have a 2011 Fleetwood Discovery 40G.

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HWH say do not turn them off after retraction. They will turn themselves "off" but be in a position to relieve any pressure build up.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:12 PM   #3
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On my 2005 expedition the res is in the rear compartment passenger side a black in color res.., GlenB
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:19 AM   #4
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T doesn't have HWH jacks - his are Power Gear.

The jack reservoir is separate from the engine hydraulics and in a Fleetwood coach is usually located in the rearmost passenger side compartment. It will have four hydraulic lines and an electric pump, i.e. is not engine driven.

If you still cannot determine where it is, give Fleetwood Customer Service a call, M-F, 8-4.
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I would think the fluid level would be at its fullest point with the jacks retracted.

With the alarm going off while driving would indicate a end switch loosing contact or are one of the jacks not retracting fully?
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I have had the alarm to go off some times if I go over something and it rocks the RV which causes the fluid to move in the resv. It does not stay on.., GlenB
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Common problem. The tank is located on the passenger side rear compartment. When the fluid level falls below the sensor, alarm goes off. The fluid level doesn't have to be very low to cause the alarm to activate. Check the level with the jacks up and insure fluid is above the sensor which is located on the exterior of the reservoir.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:25 AM   #8
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The alarm on my jacks goes off intermittently while driving. According to the owner's manual, the hydraulic fluid may be low.

I am having trouble identifying the reservoir. Is it the small round clear plastic canister located behind the radiator on the very back of coach? If not, where should I look?

I have a 2011 Fleetwood Discovery 40G.

Thanks!
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It is in the last door in the rear on the passenger side. It is a 10-11 inch tall rectangular conrainer with an aluminum block attached to the top of it. It should have several hydraulic hoses coming from the aluminum block. The reservoir if it is clean will be an opaque white container. You should only need a few ounces of automatic transmissision fluid that is put into a black cover that it on an angle at the top. If you put too much in it will dribble out the top. Additionally only fill the reservoir when the jacks are fully retracted, otherwise you will easily over fill the container.
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Thanks everyone! I found the reservoir. It appears to be full.

The thing is, the alarm goes off when turning (mostly to the left). Thus, I believe it must be dropping below the sensor at that time.

I'm going to put a little more in it to see if that solves the problem. If not, then I agree that it might be a contact switch issue with one of the jacks... into the shop it will go.

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Thanks for the update Terry, let us know what you find out.
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On my 2005 expedition the res is in the rear compartment passenger side a black in color res.., GlenB
Same here.
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