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Old 08-10-2022, 08:29 AM   #1
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Slides in or Out?

Need to add fluid to the HWH slide system. Some say add fluid with slides in, some say add with slides out.
What say the experts? I don't need to make a mess
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Slides in and jacks up or you will overfill the tank.
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Slides in and jacks up or you will overfill the tank.
Don't have to worry about jacks as we level with air, not jacks
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If slides are extended and you add fluid......where is the fluid going to go when you retract the slides??

Slides in=add fluid
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I have to say "it depends" because my HWH manual has different instructions for checking fluid depending on the configuration.

For a two slide system of my vintage, both slides are "in" and the jacks are up. For a three slide system (like mine) two are in but the third is "out."

Page 15 of my HWH 325 manual.

Best answer would be to check your specific HWH model's manual.
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Don, per Paul Maddox of HWH, check fluid level with your rear slide in and your front slide out. This is specifically for the HWH "train" system we have in our '02 and '03 models, in which the front slide mechanism retracts its rams in order to extend the slide. I'm sure you already know this, but just in case: per Paul, fluid should be between 1 inch and ĺ inch from the top, any excess will be pushed out onto the reservoir top (not a mechanical problem, but creates a mess). Paul just makes sure the reservoir cap shaft is wet on the bottom.
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Thanks Dave. I knew there was something weird about adding fluid but couldn't remember what it was.
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As mentioned, there are 2 types of hwh slides. You must know the types before stating an answer. When I was at HWH, I wrote specifically which slides should be in and which should be out for the Crane Prairie edition.
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As mentioned, there are 2 types of hwh slides. You must know the types before stating an answer. When I was at HWH, I wrote specifically which slides should be in and which should be out for the Crane Prairie edition.
This is the key. KNOWING which slides you have! (The rams(pistons) are Out on some slides when the sides are extended. The rams(pistons) are In on some slides when the sides are extended.

So the answer is, it depends!

(For this specific question for Don. Dave nailed it!)

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