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Old 07-03-2015, 01:28 PM   #11
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Just an update to this leak.
I ordered some Maxim #15 fork oil. Drained 2 qts of the watered down Hydraulic fluid that was in te system. Refilled with the Maxim and ran the slides and level Up many times. I allowed the Camper to sit with all hydraulics pressured between each cycle.

So far not A drop of fluid is showing to leak from the jack that was leaking.

Last year when this jack leaked it was the same time of the year with temps in the 90s.
I am starting to think that temp has something to do with the leak on this jack.

When I say watered down Hyd fliud, I mean super light viscosity. when compared to brake fluid it is about the same fluid viscosity.

I will take the jack of and have it resealed. Due to the fact that it leaked twice.

But This stuff of Lippert stateing the jacks arent rebuildable is crap.
Its ashame that the RV industry has the attitude that nothing is fixable by A owner.
I guess it works for them with A lot of owners.
But the fact is that there is really nothing on these units that cant be fixed by owners that are mechanicly inclined, or by A regular repair shop. For A lot less money if you have to pay someone to do it for you.

Rant over.
Thanks for the replies to this thread Guys.


The slides even work smoother with some good Hydraulic fluid in the system.

Kirk, Carol& Nicholas (Grandson)
2013 Cedar Creek 38FL, RV Cams rearview cam
2003 GMC 3500 Dually, 8.1 Ally
Big ol Taylor Wing (keeps the bugs off)
CAUTION behind this truck is A contagious disease!!!
Its called Camping!!!
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:17 PM   #12
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Johnston, IA
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I also had a seeping jack, front left. also had pinging when the trailer was leaded against. Replaced 2 quarts of hyd oil with motorcycle fork oil and the problem resolved.

Joe Wakeman
2012 36RE
2013 2500HD Duramax
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