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Old 07-29-2014, 08:02 AM   #1
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slide out resivor fluid

what is the clear fluid in the slide out resivor ? hyd. fluid or atf ?
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:06 AM   #2
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It is what it is. Most of the time it is clear ATF Transmission fluid. Sometimes it is hydraulic oil. Lippert says for filing, any ATF can be used. A full synthetic or synthetic blend works best such as Dexron II, Dexron III or Mercon 5.

Source: http://www.primetimerv.com/download/...viceManual.pdf (Page 12).

If you have the Level Up system they now reccomend replacing one qt of ATF (or adding if you are low) with anti-stiction fluid to eliminate/reduce the popping noises.
http://lci1.com/images/support/lipsheet/0295.pdf
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:30 AM   #3
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ATF is all I have used over the years except for adding the maxima 15fork oil in the new unit for the levels per lip pert tech page.
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According to Lippert, the recommendation is any ATF, EXCEPT TYPE F. They claim Type F will not allow the seals to work properly. Go to http://lippertcomponents.com/support...veling/levelup and under the Lipsheets drop down, select 0291 for their fluid recommendations.
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:08 PM   #5
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So again what is the clear fluid . ATF is red or pink. mine isn't ether one of them. Could it be strait hyd. fluid ? I only need to top the tank off and don't want to flush out the system. What did they use in 2011
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ATF IS hydraulic fluid, just has some additives that make it work in a transmission, along with dye. Don't worry about the color or lack of it, it doesn't matter. Just add ATF and your system will be happy.
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There is a clear hydraulic fluid, I forget what it is called, back in 1999 I bought some, could only find in five gallon jugs. Since 2002 when I got our first Montana, as I indicated earlier, have run nothing but ATF in all four units, and have never a problem. Have always used MERCON versions since my tow vehicles have always been Fords.
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Thanks for all the input guys !!
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