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Old 05-01-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
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I left this problem with my RV dealer, unfortunately he does not have a lot of experience with hydraulic jack systems and suggests oil was spilled when it was filled. The coach is new (although it has sat in the lot for 2 years) and I may have been the first to use the jack system. The jack system seemed to work normally. I looked around the unit and could not find any obvious leaks, but there sure seems to be a lot of oil on the main cylinder.

Were do you normally fill this unit and how do you check level?

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You can see the main cylinder is coated in an oil film. I do not know if this oil was on the unit before I used the jacks. There was no sign of oil under the coach after the jacks were extended for on evening.



You can actually see a drip of oil at the bottom the the drain plug. There is no sign of oil spraying around under the coach. The Coach only have 3900 km on it and has never been used.



The hoses appear to be dry and no sign of oil. The oil film start at the fill plugs? at the top. Although the fill plugs appear to be coated with oil as well.
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:23 PM   #2
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I left this problem with my RV dealer, unfortunately he does not have a lot of experience with hydraulic jack systems and suggests oil was spilled when it was filled. The coach is new (although it has sat in the lot for 2 years) and I may have been the first to use the jack system. The jack system seemed to work normally. I looked around the unit and could not find any obvious leaks, but there sure seems to be a lot of oil on the main cylinder.

Were do you normally fill this unit and how do you check level?

Comments and thoughts from the experts?



You can see the main cylinder is coated in an oil film. I do not know if this oil was on the unit before I used the jacks. There was no sign of oil under the coach after the jacks were extended for on evening.



You can actually see a drip of oil at the bottom the the drain plug. There is no sign of oil spraying around under the coach. The Coach only have 3900 km on it and has never been used.



The hoses appear to be dry and no sign of oil. The oil film start at the fill plugs? at the top. Although the fill plugs appear to be coated with oil as well.
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:12 AM   #3
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The system will be fill at the resevoir next to the pump. If all appears normal and no increase in evidence of oil under the coach, I would say that you have a good system and not to worry. If you insist they may give you an extended warranty to ease your mind and for them to make the deal. GOod luck and enjoy the forum.
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You can search the Power Gear website for the model of system you have for the manual.

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I suggest that you spray the unit with a liquid detergent and rinse it off, to remove the existing oil film. Then watch to see if and where the hydraulic fluid re-appears.
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Old 05-02-2007, 04:15 PM   #6
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dhind,

When you turn the key "on" and retract your jacks, start your engine and the "jacks down" light is "OFF" and the warning bell is silent you have sufficient fluid in the reservoir.

Look at your third picture. Do you see the black hex head plug in the top of the reservoir, just above the white nylon hex plug with the two red wires(fluid level float switch) in the middle? That is the fill plug.

One way to fill the reservoir is: Starting with all jacks retracted; extend one jack approx. 6 inches. With the ignition key turned "ON" so you can hear the alarm bell -- fill until the bell stops dinging. Replace the filler plug and retract the jack.

It dosen't sound like you have a problem now, unless the "Jacks Down" light won't go out with all the jacks up.

P.S.: Good pictures!
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