Front Driver Side Wheel Leak
After returning from our last trip, I parked our Itasca Ellipse 2006/FreightLiner XC chassis on our concrete pad and lowered the jacks to take some of the load off of the tires. That was about 30 days ago.
When I drove the MH forward last Thursday to hook up the towed vehicle, I noticed the hard plastic sheet I placed under the wheels, was coated with oil (driver side front wheel only).
I crawled underneath the coach and inspected the interior side of the wheel and noticed some oil stains on the wheel well/under carriage and wet oil was dripping from the tire. I then pulled the rubber gasket behind the exterior rim cover to access/view the oil reservoir for the wheel. The reservoir was empty. I picked up some 90-W80 gear oil and replenished the reservoir. I drove the MH for about five miles, inspected reservoir and had to add some more gear oil. I repeated this process about six times. On the seventh stop, the reservoir was full of oil to the full mark AND no new oil stains were present in the wheel well and the tire was completely dry. I then drove the MH on the Interstate for about 60 miles and parked the MH at an RV park. I inspected the interior of the wheel and no new oil was leaking around the wheel and the oil reservoir was full. We have been parked here for three days, and no oil has leaked from the wheel.
Does any one have an idea what is happening here??