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Old 11-20-2020, 06:43 PM   #1
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Leveler Maintenance

I'm new to Leveler hydraulic systems.
Is there routine maintenance and/or winterization steps to take?
(I'm learning here...)
Thanks
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:22 PM   #2
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No winterization needed... just routine maintenance.


Maintenance Steps


1. Check fluid in reservoir every 12 months. If fluid is a clear red color, do not change. If fluid is milky, pink and murky and not clear red in color, drain reservoir and add new fluid. Hydraulic fluid in reservoir should be changed a minimum of every 5 years.

Note: Check the fluid only when all the jacks are fully retracted.

Note: When checking the hydraulic fluid level, fill to within 1/4" to 1/2" of fill spout.

2. Inspect and clean all power unit electrical connections every 12 months. If corrosion is evident, spray power unit electrical connections with electrical contact cleaner.

3. Remove dirt and road debris from jacks as needed.

4. If jacks are down for extended periods, it is recommended to spray exposed jack rods with a silicone lubricant every 3 months for protection. If the unit is located in a salty environment, it is recommended to spray the rods every 4 to 6 weeks.

Fluid Recommendation

ATF with Dexron® III or Mercon® V or a blend of both is recommended by Lippert Components, Inc. For a list of approved fluid specifications, see TI-188. To obtain this Technical Information sheet on-line, go to:
https://lci-support-doc.s3.amazonaws...cd_0002088.pdf


Note: In colder temperatures (less than 10 °F) the jacks may extend and retract slowly due to the fluid's molecular nature. For cold weather operation, fluid specially formulated for low temperatures may be desirable.
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:10 PM   #3
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Only thing I’d add to this excellent list is to spray the electrical connections with Boeshield T-9. It’s really useful stuff.
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:36 PM   #4
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Thank You, Judge. Awesome!
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Old 11-20-2020, 11:38 PM   #5
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On the maintenance side, check the manufacturers manual to be sure about what to use and when to check them. On the system I have (The Equalizer), it is recommended to use WD40 on the rams when they are down. Each system may have different requirements.

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Old 11-21-2020, 12:35 AM   #6
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I saw in his profile he has an Omni / Magnitude as do I so I posted the LCI Maintenance specifically for his coach as I assume they have not switch leveler between the 2020 and 2021 model years.
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