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Old 08-16-2016, 05:08 PM   #1
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Hydraulic Reservoir?

I am a new 5th wheel owner. I have attached a photo of a reservoir that I think is for the hydraulic fluid. The markings on the container do not say so, only the manufacture info. Can anyone confirm this? Can I get the hydraulic fluid from my local camper dealer store? Thanks.
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:44 PM   #2
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Those are usually for hydraulic landing gear, slides, and leveling systems. My Level-Up system (made by LCI aka Lippert) says to use automatic transmission fluid.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:29 PM   #3
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Don't add fluid when slides are out or landing gear is extended. It will overflow when retracted.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:39 AM   #4
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Thanks Narboza. The reservoir does say LCI and Lippert. So automatic transmission fluid is what I need to fill it. Who knew? thanks for the reply.
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Thanks ccsvolsfan. that sounds like good advice. I'll fill when I have it hooked up soon. thanks for the reply.
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:01 PM   #6
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Thanks ccsvolsfan. that sounds like good advice. I'll fill when I have it hooked up soon. thanks for the reply.
Why do you think it needs filling? All the reservoirs I've seen are nowhere near full. When mine was new I had ALL the jacks raised and slides in and then marked the level on the tank. Between half and 2/3 full. Level hasn't changed in 5 years.
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Hi Wildcat. Two weekend ago one of my front jacks began to make an awful noise and wouldn't raise all the way when it came time to hook for departure. I noticed the reservoir was only about 1/4 full and there is a fill line near the top of the reservoir. When I returned home, the noise was gone and the jack worked fine. I just thought maybe the reservoir needed filling. I'm new to the 5th wheel community and didn't know if that was something that I needed to keep filled.
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Wow! Yours has an actual fill line? Outstanding! I never understood why most don't... At least the older ones. When all my slides and jacks are out mine is right around a quarter full. I would call Lippert and get the exact fluid before I added any.
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