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Old 04-29-2018, 11:40 AM   #1
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How to check hydraulic fluid

I have a 1993 Dutchmen 27' 5th wheel and am having trouble with the slide out. My question is: I do not see any place to check the hydraulic fluid level? Does the slide out need to be in to check level? What type of fluid should I use? Thanks in advance for any help on this!
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:36 PM   #2
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Can't speak to your unit, but there is a high/low level indicator on the hydraulic fluid tank.
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Can't speak to your unit, but there is a high/low level indicator on the hydraulic fluid tank.
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Thanks, but, I don't even see where the tank is located? (I thought I was smart, now I not so sure). LOL
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Usually they are up front next to the generator compartment. Don't mean to sound snarky but are you sure your slides are not electric?
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Usually they are up front next to the generator compartment. Don't mean to sound snarky but are you sure your slides are not electric?
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You are fine. Yes, I am sure. RV is in another state right now, guess I better make a closer inspection.
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...Don't mean to sound snarky but are you sure your slides are not electric?
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I was wondering the same... I wasn't even aware they made hydraulic slides on anything other than diesel-pusher, Class A motorhomes.
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I was wondering the same... I wasn't even aware they made hydraulic slides on anything other than diesel-pusher, Class A motorhomes.
This a 1993 27 ft. 5th wheel with 2 hydraulic pistons that move the slide. On piston is leaking fluid.
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