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Old 05-17-2011, 10:07 AM   #1
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Leveling jacks reservour

I'm the new owner a 1999 Fleetwood Southwind 36.6 ft RV. I think the hydraulic jack fluid is low. Can anyone tell me if there is a specific reservour for the leveling jacks and where it is located?
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You may have to trace the lines back to it from the jacks.
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:41 AM   #3
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I have a 1999 Fleetwood Pace Arrow and assume the location is the same.
In the house battery compartment, in the back is a plate about 12" to 16" square, held on by 4 screws.
If you remove the plate you should see the reservour.
The way I found it was the dealer replaced one of the jacks and forgot to replace the plate, they also forgot to refill the cylinder.
My book says to us a good grade of ATF trans. fluid.
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The jacks must be in full up position to check level accurately I believe. Make sure they retract all the way.
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On our '97 Fleetwood American Dream, it's right behind the passenger side rear wheels.
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:48 PM   #6
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Just open all your outside storage holes: you will no when you come to the right one. they have a dipstick; check the fluid with the jacks-----up---
transmission fluid works.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:56 PM   #7
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Also any hydraulic slides in too.

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If the fluid is low, the panel will insist ther jacks are down.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:42 PM   #9
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Best bet is to get the manual for the jacks and see what it looks like and then look for it on your motorhome - ours is behind the driver's side front wheel - and you can't get to it unless you put out the slide on that side. I don't have a dipstick but a sight. If it's a power gear they have good documentation available on their website.

The comments above are correct - must check with the jacks up and at least the power gear set has an incredibly annoying alarm when you put the motorhome in drive and the fluid level is low (or the jacks are really down).

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PS - let us know what you find!
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jacks?

We have a 2000 30' Storm with HWH levelers. The tank is just behind the front bumper pretty much between the frame rails. Located on the top of the tank is a chrome knob that unscrews to expose a dipstick. Mine is checked with the jacks in the up position and on level ground. My manual concures that a good grade of Dexron III will work.
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The reservour for my '99 Southwind is just behind the front wheel on the passenger side. Plug on top unscrews...no dipstick on mine. Don't laugh, I use my finger for fluid level. Check level with all jacks fully retracred. JD
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Located Reservour

It's been raining most of the week here, but cleared off so I was able to get out at the MH today. Found the leveling jack reservour behind the front wheel on the passengers side. No way to get to it except from the bottom. Went to Auto Zone and bought a funnel similar to a measuring cup with a shut off valve on the bottom. it worked great, I took out the fill plug, and was able to lift the funnel up above the plug and open the valve to fill it.

Took it for a test drive, no more alarm light flashing or beeping....

Thanks for all of the advice!
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That's exactly where I found it and was as you described.

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