Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-23-2021, 06:00 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Bradenton, Fl
Posts: 6
Power Gear Hydraulic jack question

I have a 2021 Holiday Rambler Armada with a Lippert Power Gear Power level series hydraulic system for the jacks. After parking today and attempting to level the RV I needed to retract the jacks. Once i did the hydraulic reservoir spewed fluid out. It removed the sticker for the fluid level. I have searched the Lippert site as well as combed my HR manual and cannot locate how far to fill the reservoir. I am uncertain why the fluid leaked as well. It appears to be only coming from the reservoir cap and not any of the jacks or hoses. Currently, not all of my jacks are up fully. Any thoughts from the community? Thanks.
scottfsu123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-23-2021, 06:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottfsu123 View Post
I have a 2021 Holiday Rambler Armada with a Lippert Power Gear Power level series hydraulic system for the jacks. After parking today and attempting to level the RV I needed to retract the jacks. Once i did the hydraulic reservoir spewed fluid out. It removed the sticker for the fluid level. I have searched the Lippert site as well as combed my HR manual and cannot locate how far to fill the reservoir. I am uncertain why the fluid leaked as well. It appears to be only coming from the reservoir cap and not any of the jacks or hoses. Currently, not all of my jacks are up fully. Any thoughts from the community? Thanks.

Dang, brand spanking new RV? This happened when you put the jacks down? The reservoir should be losing fluid not gaining? Is the first time you have used the jacks?
__________________
99 Tradewinds, 37ft, pushed by 2013 CRV, connected by Brute Elite tow bar.
lockinload is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2021, 06:17 PM   #3
NXR
Senior Member
 
NXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 2,969
Lippert doc on which fluid to use: https://lci-support-doc.s3.amazonaws...cd_0002088.pdf

I only have their jacks because my slides are electric. In case you're not aware, the reservoir should only have fluid added when the jacks are up and the hydraulic slides, if any, are in.

Mine has a dip stick in the cap. I also marked the outside of the reservoir with HIGH and LOW marks by measuring the marks on the dip stick. For mine, FULL is about 1" from the top of the reservoir with the jacks up.

Mine did that exactly once as well and I know it's because the dealer overfilled the reservoir because the fluid level was right where it should be after it made a mess of the compartment.

Any chance the cap was just loose?

HTH,

Ray
__________________
2020 Forest River Georgetown GT5 34H5
NXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2021, 09:18 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Bradenton, Fl
Posts: 6
Thanks for your responses. Was not the first time using jack. We have been traveling for 60 days. We think itís because we were on a shell site that was fairly unlevel and made worse with weight of the rig and the rain. The rig and jacks buried 5 level blocks and a concrete block in the rear drivers side. We moved to a more level and concrete site and have had no more problems. Appreciate your time.
scottfsu123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hydraulic, power, power gear



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power Gear gear slipping on axle. Just a pin holding gear in place? mjeffrey RV Systems & Appliances 2 05-03-2019 09:19 AM
Leaking Power Gear Hydraulic Jack or Hose mr. seaview National RV Owner's Forum 4 07-13-2018 09:14 AM
Power gear hydraulic jack alarm mr. seaview National RV Owner's Forum 8 11-12-2016 09:10 PM
Hydraulic Power Gear Leveling Jack Woes m.elliott63 National RV Owner's Forum 5 03-03-2016 06:22 AM
Power gear hydraulic jack dipping crah Monaco Owner's Forum 14 02-01-2016 01:06 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.