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Old 03-10-2020, 09:48 AM   #1
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Hydraulic fluid

I noticed my fluid level is low in the jug that is in the front compartment,do I add fluid when my auto leveling legs are up or down? Thanks Jerome & Judy
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Old 03-10-2020, 09:54 AM   #2
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Retract the slides and the landing gear before adding fluid. Bring the level up to about 1/2" from the fill hole. Adding fluid while everything is extended is a recipe for a sloppy mess in the front compartment.
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Old 03-10-2020, 11:26 AM   #3
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Yep.. Carl n Susan got it right on.
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Old 03-10-2020, 12:16 PM   #4
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For the jacks and slide do you use AW 32 ? What is in there now looks clear with a yellow tent. Jerome
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Old 03-10-2020, 12:30 PM   #5
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Per Lippert, if your fluid is red, refill with Dexron III or Mercon V transmission fluid, if your fluid is clear or amber, refill with AW32 hydraulic oil.

With everything retracted, fill to .25-.50" of the top of the reservoir.
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While you are in there, consider adding one of the recommended fluids to reduce the popping associated with stiction. Here is a link to the Lippert recommendation.

https://lci-support-doc.s3.amazonaws...cd_0002091.pdf
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