Help hydraulic fluid frozen?
I was going to put the slides in today on my 2010 Coachmen Northridge 5ver before the snow started. They wouldn't move. Plenty of battery power and the motor was trying, but not a budge. I checked in the pin box compartment and it looks like the hydraulic fluid had separated and froze on top. We put transmission fluid in it after calling Lipert last year. That was what we were told to use. I never heard of it freezing though. It's not even that cold here in Virginia. In the teens at the lowest. Mostly been above 30 every day at least partly.
Has anyone over heard of this? What can I do besides run my furnace and get some heat in the pin box compartment? Will this even do it?
I am ok for now, not an immediate issue except for slides being out in 5 - 12 inches of snow. However, we are going to Louisiana in February and if they freeze up then, it could be a problem.
How come the transmission fluid doesn't freeze in our cars and trucks?