Originally Posted by ftiernay
Setting up yesterday on a very uneven site I noticed I had some hydraulic oil (pink) dripping down from our front left stand.
I put the stands back up & I probably lost an oz. of oil.
Could this be a seal or possibly a bad hose?
Does anyone know where the hydraulic reservoir is located? I check by the generator & in the engine compartment>
Just curious if anyone else has any knowledge?
Only you can determine where the oil leak originates from. Did you crawl under to look at the jack?
Any sign of an oil leak is of concern. An ounce in itself is not going to effect the operation of the system but you certainly need to find out where this came from and correct it.
If the jack was fully extended it may have leaked from around the seal. That said, from experience, I can tell you, if you are parked in a spot where the jacks must be fully extended to get to level, you should either move or use some solid blocking under the pads so the jacks do not fully extend.
I just went through this in a site this summer that I did not like but thought since we were only there for two nights it would be OK. During the night we experienced a severe wind. In the AM, my RR jack would not retract. There was a small amount of oil around the pad and the jack would not retract on its own. Ended up having to replace the jack because the shaft was bent slightly. Expensive lesson. Never park on a site where I need to have any jacks fully extended.
The leveling system should be located up front to the left (passenger side) of the generator. The pumps are mounted on top of the reservoir and there is a hex head plug that has a dipstick attached. Remove the plug to check the oil level. Jacks Must Be Retracted
when you check the level.
You will likely not see a low level from an ounce of leakage but suggest you find the source.