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Old 03-21-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Leveling resevoir

In a class A diesel pusher with HWH leveling system, where would the hydraulic reservoir typically be?
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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My rig has HWH air leveling so no hydraulic reservoir for leveling jacks.

But....the hydraulic reservoir I do have for the radiator fan and power steering is located near the lower rear passenger side of my Cummins 8.3L engine.

What kind of DP setup do you have?

A rig description will help others answer your questions.
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In a class A diesel pusher with HWH leveling system, where would the hydraulic reservoir typically be?
It would help to know what coach you have.
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Leveling resevoir

My DP has Caterpillar 335 engine on Freightliner Chassis. Was wondering if leveling system would have its own reservoir? Have a small leak in one of Jacks and want to make sure I have plenty of fluid while I look into fixing problem.
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My DP has a Caterpillar 335 engine on a freightliner chassis. Was wondering if leveling system would have its own reservoir.
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Be sure your jacks are in the UP position before adding fluid or your reservoir will blow its lid!
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:59 AM   #7
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My DP has a Caterpillar 335 engine on a freightliner chassis. Was wondering if leveling system would have its own reservoir.
Not knowing which coach you have, the only recomendation would be is in the bay with the hydraulic manifold and all the hydaulic lines there should be a black tank with a small knob on top (the dip stick) as someone had mentioned be sure to have your jacks and slides retracted if the are hydraulic before checking the level, hope this helps. Good luck
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It may be attached to the pump.

Have someone operate the system, jack down a touch, jack up a touch to have the pump make noise.

Then you can hunt by sound.

Some are in front area, drivers side, ours is front of firewall mounted to frame on drivers side.
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My Freightliner Chassis Itasca Meridian has HWH levelers and slides. The reservoir is under the front steps. Each step has a stud with nut at about the center of the step under the overhang. Feel around. 7/16" socket. Jacks up and slide outs in. The fluid should come to within 1" of the bottom of the filler neck. Use any automatic transmission fluid per HWH. One reservoir handles the levelers and slides.

Pumps and shuttle valve are expensive. Getting both replaced for about $1,500.00 including labor.
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Thanks TQ. New to forum. I keep getting asked what type of rig I have. Thought when you entered that info on your profile it would go with your posts. Maybe something I'm missing. I know the answer is in the dirt somewhere, just trying to save some time. Following all the lines must eventually lead me to the reservoir. Thanks for you response.
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In your User CP under Settings and Options select Edit Signature then add your coach information; it will then show up each time you post.

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In your User CP under Settings and Options select Edit Signature then add your coach information; it will then show up each time you post.

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Great info Mike, think I've accomplished it.
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My Freightliner Chassis Itasca Meridian has HWH levelers and slides. The reservoir is under the front steps. Each step has a stud with nut at about the center of the step under the overhang. Feel around. 7/16" socket. Jacks up and slide outs in. The fluid should come to within 1" of the bottom of the filler neck. Use any automatic transmission fluid per HWH. One reservoir handles the levelers and slides.

Pumps and shuttle valve are expensive. Getting both replaced for about $1,500.00 including labor.
Thanks Chief, going to check it out today, if it gets above freezing. What a start to spring.
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