Leveling system

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by *scooter*, May 25, 2009.

  1. *scooter*

    *scooter* Senior Member

    I have the 'Power Gear' leveling system on my RV. I can't seem to find the pump to check the fluid.
    It's a 2002 Southwind, 8.1 Workhorse, 32' (2 slides).
    Any help in locating the pump would be appreciated.
    Thanks..
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    RE: Leveling system

    Roger ,, i would look where u connect the stinky slinky ,, i think it's in that area ,, :laugh: :eek: JK ,,,
    Look under the hood area ,, the pump may not be there ,, but the resivoir for it might be ,, it should have a sticker on it ,, stateing ,, NO BRAKE FLUID ,, or hydro fluid only ,, hope this helps u out ,, if not post us back ,, and if i were home ,, i would look it up in some of the manuals i have ,, but one more day at the beach ,, :disapprove: :disapprove: :disapprove: :dead:
     
  3. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Leveling system

    Best way to find it is slide under the MH and follow the lines.
     
  4. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

    Re: Leveling system

    On my rv the resevoir is next to the generator. Almost looks like part of the genny.
     
  5. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Rodger my reservoir is just behind the left front wheel. Now this bring up a question for me. When I hit the right rear jack down both go down. I have only one button for the front jacks. This make it hard to level when both jacks go down in the rear.I will have my RV tech to look at it when I get home in June.
     
  6. *scooter*

    *scooter* Senior Member

    Re: Leveling system

    Hey, I found it.....I'm pretty sure.
    Thanks to all who responded with suggestions. It's kinda funny, but it goes to show how these kind of things are placed all over an RV.
    And the winner is...................................Hollis.. It's in the same place as yours. Now to figure out how to check and fill the resevoir. On mine also, the front two jacks come down together, and the rear can come down as a pair or individually, for left and right leveling.
    Thanks again everyone.
     
  7. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Leveling system

    Hey scooter what did Hollis win :laugh: . Same place as mine but I was going to make you crawl under and work to find it :eek: ;)
     
  8. *scooter*

    *scooter* Senior Member

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    Well, I could say that the check is in the mail for Hollis :eek: , ...but....I won't and it's not...lol.
    I still had to crawl under to find it though :laugh:
     
  9. buftflair

    buftflair Member

    RE: Leveling system

    I know this is alittle bit late and I don't know if you have resolved your problems or not. But here goes, on our Power Gear system the pump has a screw out plug and the instructions state to fill it 1/8 of an inch below the hole. As usual it is in an inconvienient place and impossibel to pour hydraulic fluid (same as the brake fluid resivoir), so I went to my local Wally World and bought a fuel primer bulb for a boat and added a couple of feet of hose on each end. This makes a great little tool for transfering small amounts of liquid. I hope this helps and is not too late late.
     
  10. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Leveling system

    Never to late buftflair to post the little fixes that make things eaiser. :approve:
     
  11. *scooter*

    *scooter* Senior Member

    Re: Leveling system

    Great tip buftflair, I did find it and the best way to access it, is with the slide out. The filler cap is on the top, not an easy place to get to, but I was able to check the level and it's all good.
    Thanks again...also it's never too late to post.. :laugh:
     
  12. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Re: Leveling system

    Hope I am reading wrong hydraulic fluid is not brake fluid.

    LEN
     
  13. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Think he meant the fill port was as hard to get to as the brake resivoir .I hope :eek:
     
  14. buftflair

    buftflair Member

    Re: Leveling system

    That's right both are very hard to get to, no I wouldn't add brake fluid to a system requiring hydraulic fluid.
     

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