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Old 05-26-2015, 09:46 PM   #15
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Hey Rodney!

The front landing gear on an 5ver, hydraulic or not have no exposed shaft that seals on anything, so it doesn't matter. The rear ones may though. It depends on the system. All MH's have exposed shafts that would matter.

My buddy has a Grand Design 5ver that has Hydraulic cylinder style at the front of the wheels and the back, they say do not leave those out.

The Lippert Level Up 6 point uses the same jacks for the rear four as the front two. I think that's the system the OP was asking about...
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:49 AM   #16
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I checked my instructions, so if you leave them out, at least every 7 days, maybe 2-3 depending on where you are located you need to coat them. If not rust will occur, seals will be damaged and you'll have some work on your hands...

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Something I bet no one ever does. Like is said, fronts are always down, 365 days a year unless traveling. I've never coated mine on any 5ver and they never rust. Dealers don't either and they have hundreds of units sitting on their lots with the fronts down until they sell.

Can't hurt though so, if it makes you fell better, go for it!
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My fronts were always down, but unless there are different Lippert systems that I haven't seen, the fronts are different then the rears. I've also replaced rear unit seals and rams due to being left out here at the shop.

I'm not trying to argue, just want to make sure the OP is aware...
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My fronts were always down, but unless there are different Lippert systems that I haven't seen, the fronts are different then the rears. I've also replaced rear unit seals and rams due to being left out here at the shop.

I'm not trying to argue, just want to make sure the OP is aware...

Interesting. Maybe on older systems? I just went out and double checked again. All six of mine are identical. If the OP is buying new, then they should be the same too.
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I just bought the unit that has this feature (Fuzion 322), the book says replace the reservoir fluid every 36 months. Anyone know what fluid the factory uses?

They also recommend spraying the legs every few days with silicone lubricant especially in humid salty environments.
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I just bought the unit that has this feature (Fuzion 322), the book says replace the reservoir fluid every 36 months. Anyone know what fluid the factory uses?

They also recommend spraying the legs every few days with silicone lubricant especially in humid salty environments.
It comes with ATF as the factory fill. I'd be willing to bed 99% of owners don't change it every three though. If you do take on the task, substitute one quart of ATF with a low friction fluid as listed in the Lippert TSB for creaking landing legs. I will post the TSB below for anyone interested.

Introduction:
If there is a popping noise in a Lippert Leveling system, Lippert has approved adding a quart of anti-stiction fluid. Approved fluids are listed by brand name and fluid characteristics below:
  1. Torco RFF Grade 15
  2. Maxima Fork Oil Grade 15
  3. Caterpillar Hydraulic Oil Additive 1U-9891
For maximum results in the shortest amount of time, please follow the preparation and procedure exactly as written below. Failure to follow the preparation and procedure may result in delayed resolution of the audible disturbance.
Preparation:
  1. Obtain a clean container (large enough to hold a quart of fluid)
  2. Obtain a fluid extraction device (siphon, turkey baster, etc.)
  3. Fully retract all hydraulic cylinders and jacks.
Process:
  1. Using the fluid extraction device, remove one quart of fluid from the power unit reservoir.
  2. Add 1/2 quart of the specified fluid.
  3. Extend all hydraulic cylinders and jacks fully.
  4. Add the remaining amount of the specified fluid.
  5. Fully retract all hydraulic cylinders and jacks.
  6. Run the Auto-Level feature on the Level-Up system per the instructions found in the Owner's Manual.
NOTE: If the noise persists, the addition of a second quart may be necessary. Follow steps 1 through 6.
Contact us: Lippert Components Inc. - Customer Service - Phone: (574) 537-8900 - Email: warranty@lci1.com
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Thanks Rodney
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