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Old 05-24-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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Anti-stiction fluid to LCI hydraulic systems???

I came across a FB Post regarding popping noise on a 2014 3895 with Hyd auto level. Apparentl it occurs in stong winds and while people are moving throughout. Turns out this seems to be a common complaint from other brands with 6pt hyd. They are being directed to a LCI Lipsheet 0295 that is recommending they add an anti-stiction fluid. We have experienced this problem during periods of extended stay, but have managed it through the use of rubber jack pads and kingpin jack. Interested in hearing your thoughts. Thanks.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:34 AM   #2
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Curious. I hear the the pops as well
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:45 AM   #3
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Curious. I hear the the pops as well
Um, cracking knees and beer cans don't count
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Lmao. Plenty of that as well!
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roper,

I posted that link on FB off the Heartland Forum...

http://manuals.heartlandowners.org/m...%20Systems.pdf

There are extensive post there from many different owners that have used this solution to solve the level up popping. The consensus seems to be that the "audible disturbance" is caused by a change in temperature.

I haven't had that problem with my trailer, the only temperature in West Texas is "hot".
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roper,

I posted that link on FB off the Heartland Forum...

http://manuals.heartlandowners.org/m...%20Systems.pdf

There are extensive post there from many different owners that have used this solution to solve the level up popping. The consensus seems to be that the "audible disturbance" is caused by a change in temperature.

I haven't had that problem with my trailer, the only temperature in West Texas is "hot".
Just goes to show you how far and fast Internet can take something. I actually picked this up off of the "living the RV dream" Facebook group. There was a lady on there reporting the problem on a brand new 3895 and was getting to the point she was ready to sell the trailer because of it. Typical of some dealership service techs they were unable to give her any kind of a solution. Im going to give it a try. We have see the temp shifts and the popping that occurs, i guess it never bothered me much. Thanks for letting me know you posted this.
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I actually picked this up off of the "living the RV dream" Facebook group. .
That wasn't me, yes the internet is far & wide, I posted it here...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Volta...74877899198538

Let us know how it works... we'll all probably have the same problem some day.
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I will be trying the CAT brand in less than a couple weeks. We shall see!
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roper,

I posted that link on FB off the Heartland Forum...

http://manuals.heartlandowners.org/m...%20Systems.pdf
Thanks Mike. We have the problem. It never bothered me much but if there is a solution I will try it.
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Thanks Mike.
My thanks to everyone on the Dutchman forum for sharing their experience. This forum has been an invaluable asset helping me break in my new Voltage!!!
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