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Old 08-28-2016, 12:46 AM   #1
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Bad hydraulic leak

Pulled into a park today and as I was hooking up electric I noticed smoke around the DS rear wheel wheel. Then it disappeared. Wife came running out and said there was smoke all over inside. Went inside and couldn't find anything. But she said the rear PS slide came out on it's own. Looked under rear of coach and could see something leaking (pouring). It is raining so I didn't crawl under to check. Thinking it is a hose or fitting problem. Supposed to be rain for the next few days. We have reservations here til after Labor Day. When rain quits I'll crawl under to check. Any other guesses as to what it could be?

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No rain today!!! I crawled under to try and see what broke. I couldn't get far enough under to see the area where the fluid came from. Don't want to use the levelers to lift rig since it seems to be a hydraulic issue. I can't smell so I had wife smell it and she doesn't think it's diesel fuel. I checked tranny with the dipstick and it's full so I'm still guessing it's an HWH problem. I'm in southern Illinois amd not a lot of repair places around here. Maybe a truck stop but I think I need a mobile repair tech. Not sure if slides will work

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similar thing happened to me this week, except no smoke............looked under coach had a large pool of red fluid on my new concrete driveway............after some cleanup effort, I got on ground and noticed fluid leaking from hydraulic pump/tank for levelers...........seems this one piece unit developed a crack between tank and pump.......and it is only for the levelers, so ok to drive coach for repair......it is off to mechanic this week for a new pump............cost unknown................2007 Monaco knight ................it is always something.............
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Now that everything is cooled off, I would check the hydraulic reservoir, add fluid if necessary, check all the hydraulic connections, and tighten any that may have vibrated loose. Then put the jacks down, and run the slide back out and see what happens or if there are any other areas it may be leaking. Tightening connections or maybe even replacing a hose are things that you could easily do to avoid having to take it to a shop. Try the simplest things first and then take it in if you still can't find it.
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Yup...

Do easy things first.

Check every dip stick you can find and the lucky winner will be the one indicating add.
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It is probably hydraulic fluid from a line to your slide. It more than likely sprayed onto your exhaust causing the smoke and smell.

Check your hydraulic tank level, and maybe move the slide in and out and watch for a leak.
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It is probably hydraulic fluid from a line to your slide. It more than likely sprayed onto your exhaust causing the smoke and smell.

Check your hydraulic tank level, and maybe move the slide in and out and watch for a leak.
Good plan but I would also add, Do not add fluid until the jacks are retracted and the slides are all retracted. If you add fluid with the extended, the tank may overflow when you retract because the fluid flows back into the tank.
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Thanks for the replies. I'll check out the suggestions.

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