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Old 05-19-2018, 03:17 PM   #21
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What Dan said and I’ll add, what the dealer installed were probably cheap batteries anyway.
I’d suggest try and get them to compensate you ($$$) and get yourself some decent batteries, at least AGM’s.

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Old 05-19-2018, 03:55 PM   #22
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The manual says 1/4” - 1/2” below the fill spout.
When I kept mine that high it tended to leak past the push in plug.

I keep mine about 1” - 1 1/2” below.
With all your jacks and slides fully extended, if you still have an inch or more of fluid, that is probably not your problem.

On my tank I have a sharpie mark that represents a full tank with all the slides out and the trailer leveled with the jacks.

Easier to check that way.
To top off your reservoir ALL jacks should be up & ALL hydraulic slides in, then fill to 1/4.-1/2" from the fill opening otherwise, as you've found out, you'll overfill the reservoir.
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Old 05-19-2018, 05:52 PM   #23
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What Dan said and Ill add, what the dealer installed were probably cheap batteries anyway.
Id suggest trying and get them to compensate you ($$$) and get yourself some decent batteries, at least AGMs.
Yes, I don't want them to give me cheap batteries, but instead, the dollars to get some good AGM's like you mentioned. I am going to install a solar on this unit as well to compliment the generator while boondocking. I do have at least a 2000 Magnum inverter. Not sure if it is the larger one, as it is crammed in behind the heater in the large bay. I'm hoping it is the 2800 unit. This rig also has a built-in progressive surge protector. Still finding additional upgrades on this unit.
While at the state park, we could not get our ice maker to produce ice in this whirlpool fridge. It is a residential unit that has a tip out ice canister for the ice. Water going to the unit as water is in the door, but no ice. It sounds like it is trying, but no cigar! May have to call a tech on this one.
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:59 AM   #24
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If you have a Whirlpool you might look at the ice maker inside the fridge compartment, seems to me there's an "on/off" switch there. Can't remember off the top of my head exactly where tho.
With that switch off you'll have your water on the door but you won't be getting any ice.

Hopefully that's all there is to it, a simple flip of a switch.

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Old 05-20-2018, 01:52 AM   #25
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If you have a Whirlpool you might look at the ice maker inside the fridge compartment, seems to me there's an "on/off" switch there. Can't remember off the top of my head exactly where tho.
With that switch off you'll have your water on the door but you won't be getting any ice.

Hopefully that's all there is to it, a simple flip of a switch.

Dan
Thanks, Dan, but unfortunately, that is not it. Found the on-off behind the tip out basket and there is a small plastic lever on the right when you snap in the basket. Nothing yet, so may have to bite the bullet and call a repair guy out! Bummer!
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:15 AM   #26
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To top off your reservoir ALL jacks should be up & ALL hydraulic slides in, then fill to 1/4.-1/2" from the fill opening otherwise, as you've found out, you'll overfill the reservoir.
You misinterpreted my comment.
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Old 05-20-2018, 02:04 PM   #27
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ALL slides in and landing gear up the fluid level should be 1/2" from top of container. This comment has nothing to do with the top of fill spout.
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:09 AM   #28
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RE my comment about the reservoir.

The manual calls for 1/4" to 1/2" from the top.
Mine has a push in plug in the spout. If I keep the level up that high fluid seeps out.
The plug is not really an air tight seal.

I keep mine at about 1" to 1 1/2" below the top - with all jacks up and all slides in.

Once I have the proper level I extend all slides and level the trailer using all the jacks (and auto level).

That is when I made a sharpie mark on the tank, a "full mark" with all the cylinders extended. A "working" indicator.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:37 PM   #29
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I keep mine at about 1" to 1 1/2" below the top - with all jacks up and all slides in."

Top of fill or top of container?
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:08 PM   #30
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I keep mine at about 1" to 1 1/2" below the top - with all jacks up and all slides in."

Top of fill or top of container?

Top of the tank
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:24 AM   #31
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Want to give everyone a follow up on my issue with the batteries and La Mesa RV in Port St. Lucie, FL. The tech called me yesterday and they are going to reimburse me for 4 new batteries. I have ordered the VMax 6 volt AGM 225 amp batteries for the 5th wheel. These batteries are highly rated and many use these in their rigs. Thank you La Mesa for stepping up and doing the right thing. Will post an update once installed and check received from La Mesa.
Oh, 4 batteries on Amazon, with free shipping and no sales tax was $1079.99
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:33 PM   #32
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They must be really good batteries!
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:22 PM   #33
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AGMs ARE really good batteries....try pricing Lithium if you want sticker shock.
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:44 PM   #34
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They must be really good batteries!
AGM are great batteries. I priced the Full River lithium @ $995 ea.
4 of those will empty the pocketbook quickly!
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:13 PM   #35
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Yeah, but 8 of them will probably fit in the same space as the 4 AGMs, so now it's only $8k to get them....
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:29 AM   #36
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Yeah, but 8 of them will probably fit in the same space as the 4 AGMs, so now it's only $8k to get them....
Actually, most lithiums are larger in that they are 12 volt batteries. However, you can lay them down on their side, just like the AGM if you need more room.
I have not seen a 6 volt lithium, but that doesn't mean they don't offer them.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:46 PM   #37
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Dan, on our DRV, the LCI Control Panel is located in the front most driver's side compartment. There are a couple of things to try:


- buy some Caterpillar Hydraulic Additive. Drain a quart from the Hydraulic holding tank and replace it with the Additive. Run your Jack's and slides up/down and slides in/out three times.


- Once level and with the Control Panel OFF, depress the UP arrow ten times and then the DOWN arrow ten times. This sets the Zero Point calibration for level.


- check the Jack's and slides for any type of leaks. If you see any Hydraulic fluid leaking, simply tighten the nuts.


Good luck, Vic
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:42 PM   #38
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Update on La Mesa picking up the tab on the new batteries. Received a check for the full amount. Appreciate La Mesa stepping up on this.

On the leveling system; all still working as they should. Really got lucky on this one!
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