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Old 06-04-2023, 01:14 PM   #1
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1999 Georgie Boy - BIGFOOT oil reservoir?

I have been advised that low level hydraulic fluid could be the issue. BUT - I can't find any the hydraulic fluid reservoir to check the dang fluid!
Where did they hide it????
I just bought this used and have ZERO paperwork on the systems or maintenance. Most of it I can figure out but where does that dang oil go????
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Top of the reservoir/pump assembly.

If you’d is like most, there is a plastic shield covering the guts of the pump assembly, one screw holds it on. Remove the shield.
On one corner of the tank, at the top, there will be a plug. Mine are red and have a rough knurled top to allow a pair of wire pliers to grab on to the plug to loosen.

Pain in the *** to check the fluid level. I use a piece of clean wire or a stick. Place my thumb about an inch from the end of what I using and run the wire/stick into the hole. Fluid level shoul be ~1\2” below the top of the tank (not the top of what the plug screws into).
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Top of the reservoir/pump assembly.

If youd is like most, there is a plastic shield covering the guts of the pump assembly, one screw holds it on. Remove the shield.
On one corner of the tank, at the top, there will be a plug. Mine are red and have a rough knurled top to allow a pair of wire pliers to grab on to the plug to loosen.

Pain in the *** to check the fluid level. I use a piece of clean wire or a stick. Place my thumb about an inch from the end of what I using and run the wire/stick into the hole. Fluid level shoul be ~1\2 below the top of the tank (not the top of what the plug screws into).
All ggod information - but where is the dang pump????
It's not under the hood and it's not anywhere I can find around any of the jacks themselves. I have asked BIGFOOT for information and they have stayed silent. Where did they hide the dang pump?????
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BigFoot may not have installed your pump or pumps. But I have had good success with return emails from BigFoot (they may not answer emails over the weekend).

You have a Georgie Boy coach - my GB is a 4 pump system with a pump at each cylinder.

Assuming your pump runs, hit the button and listen - or have someone else hit the button and you lay under your coach and listen. You will find it by sounding out its location.

Am assuming you have an idea of what the pump looks like.
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Try right front wheel well.. hidden on front inside well.. if you have rv jacks... get it up and look there..
Good luck and keep us posted
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Old 06-09-2023, 08:13 AM   #6
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BigFoot may not have installed your pump or pumps. But I have had good success with return emails from BigFoot (they may not answer emails over the weekend).

You have a Georgie Boy coach - my GB is a 4 pump system with a pump at each cylinder.

Assuming your pump runs, hit the button and listen - or have someone else hit the button and you lay under your coach and listen. You will find it by sounding out its location.

Am assuming you have an idea of what the pump looks like.
I'm not new to the mechanical world, just the secretive ways of RV builders.
They seem to have a way of using every nook and cranny for something!
If the pumps on your GBM are at each lift jack, are the tanks for them accessible from below or possibly behind shrouds in the compartments?
I'm trying to avoid disassembling everything for what should have been a simple instruction in a manual, which I received none of with the coach when I bought it. I have managed to get the basic manuals on the chassis from Ford and the basic users manual from Coachman Industries for the build. The only comments in that manual about the lifts was "optional - refer to the lift manufacturer."
And I have received no reply from them after 2 attempts to contact them.
Thaks for the reply, I did crawl around under the coach and see where the brackets were welded to the frame to accept the jacks, but did not see any sign of a tank or pump from below the coach.
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Also note: I will be able to spend several days next week working on it, I have several other tasks to get it ready to roll:
Spark plugs, Oil and filter for the generator. I downloaded the gesnset manual from Cummins - who now owns ONAN
Oil and filter for the engine - engine air cleaner - all other fluids to check and top off if needed.

Thanks for the info, I'll be doing some serious maintenance next week and will post back about what I find.
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Not sure as your coach is older, but below are pictures of the pump assembly and the cover used by BigFoot.

You’ll only see the bottom of the pump when laying on the ground.

With our coach having 4 independent pumps, each pump is within a 2-5 feet of the leveler, mounted to the coach chassis.

And please, take the way these coaches are built with a grain of salt (so to speak). Granted, they could be built better with more consideration for subsequent maintenance. But they’re not, get over it.
People on here will help you, but complaining about how the coach builders built their coaches is in my opinion, just noise.
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Not sure as your coach is older, but below are pictures of the pump assembly and the cover used by BigFoot.

Youll only see the bottom of the pump when laying on the ground.

With our coach having 4 independent pumps, each pump is within a 2-5 feet of the leveler, mounted to the coach chassis.

And please, take the way these coaches are built with a grain of salt (so to speak). Granted, they could be built better with more consideration for subsequent maintenance. But theyre not, get over it.
People on here will help you, but complaining about how the coach builders built their coaches is in my opinion, just noise.
Certainly don't understand your hostility......
"Get over it?" Get over what????
"Just Noise?"
In no way did I complain about the builder.
Being "snarky" to a new person in the RV world does not in any way reflect the attitude I have found to be in existence with 99% of the RV world I have so far met and enjoyed.
I do appreciate your input in answering my question. I'm not so thankful for your hostile attitude.
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Certainly don't understand your hostility......
"Get over it?" Get over what????
"Just Noise?"
In no way did I complain about the builder.
Being "snarky" to a new person in the RV world does not in any way reflect the attitude I have found to be in existence with 99% of the RV world I have so far met and enjoyed.
I do appreciate your input in answering my question. I'm not so thankful for your hostile attitude.
Reread your post #6 then.

Im only too glad to have provided help and to continue doing so.
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