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Old 06-20-2018, 06:47 PM   #11
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This has to be a very new unit--either it wasn't filled at the factory (if not, where was the dealer PDI on this?) or there is a very bad leak somewhere.
3 quarts would be easily visible somewhere--sounds a lot like both the factory and dealer messed up.
As porthole mentions--are there any fittings with obvious fluid drips on them in the pump compartment.
Lets hope is was only a lack of first fill that caused the problem--keep an eye on the reservoir.
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:32 AM   #12
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I'm checking what I can get to without dismantling anything. I'm also going to keep a close eye on the fluid level. I need to take it back to the dealer when we get back so I'm gonna bring it to their attention too.
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:13 PM   #13
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I'm checking what I can get to without dismantling anything. I'm also going to keep a close eye on the fluid level. I need to take it back to the dealer when we get back so I'm gonna bring it to their attention too.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:34 PM   #14
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WRW, when I got my 2017, I was new to all this hydraulic stuff, but I'm a little anal (not the associated body part). I've read every manual that came with my RV at least 3 times each, some 5 times, not counting all the online research. My hydraulic fluid jug was less than half full and the slides 'were just not right'. Following the manual, I brought in all the slide, and added "TWO QUARTS" of synthetic hydraulic fluid. That brought it up to about an inch below the top. Like porthole, I drew a line. The best advice that I can give is read your manuals.
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:13 AM   #15
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Not long after owning our 16 I retracted EVERYTHING while hitched. I sucked all the fluid out and replaced with AMZ/OIL Synthetic ATF, 3 years later no issues.
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:37 AM   #16
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I am a firm believer in total synthetic fluids.
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Old 06-22-2018, 11:48 AM   #17
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Not long after owning our 16 I retracted EVERYTHING while hitched. I sucked all the fluid out and replaced with AMZ/OIL Synthetic ATF, 3 years later no issues.
Have you been in any really cold areas to compare performance with the Syn ?
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Have you been in any really cold areas to compare performance with the Syn ?

Not with this DRV but 07.5 DRV was in some weather in the teens in SD and all worked well.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:46 PM   #19
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Front hydraulic Jack hose fitting leaking

I noticed this past trip that I had several hydraulic hose fittings that were dripping fluid. The largest leak was on the front left jack near the heating unit. I could order new hydraulic hoses for the front but does replacing them require a full drain and then bleeding them or just how complicated is this task, better left to the trailer shop?
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:16 AM   #20
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I filled the tank to 1" from the top. It took nearly 3 qts. The auto parts store had a little hand pump that screws onto the bottle and has an 8" hose. Made it a lot easier. But everything is running so much smoother.
Thanks to all the responses.
What type of hydraulic fluid does DRV use? What is recommended?

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