I have the Kwikee hydraulic level system in our 2005 Sightseer. I'd like to check fluid level in the pump. I found the manifold (where all the hydraulic lines terminate - looks like 2 per level jack) hidden in back of the driver's front wheel and just before the first slideout.
If I put my head in the storage bin of the slide closest to the drivers front wheel, I see a tube - about 1" in diameter- angling up from the bottom of the manifold. Tube is about 1" long and appears to have a cap. I was thinking that might be where I would inspect the fluid level. Is it?
If so, there is no way I could get my head in there to see into the tube to determine where the level is. How do people check the fluid level and, if needed, how does one add fluid to the pump?
Also, I presume the correct fluid is Dexron III (according to the Winnebago manual that came with the MH). Does that seem right?
Any advice from those wiser than I would be most appreciated.
2005 Sightseer with Workhorse, ReadyBrute Elite towing 2003 Honda CRV
Map below shows states where we actually camped.....
Unscrew the cap....you should find a dipstick attached to the inside of the cap. Wipe it off, screw it back in, then remove to read. (Don't over tighten)
On my rig I have to remove a panel in the back of a compartment. The same cap setup is on the tank. A tip here: You do not want to over service this system as the fluid expands when warm and has to go somewhere.
To add fluid....A (dedicated & clean) pump oil can with flex hose
works for me.
To get an accurate indication of oil level
Leveling Jacks must be UP.
The hydraulic oil level is checked with a
dipstick built into the breather/filler cap on top of
the oil reservoir, which is part of the hydraulic
NOTE:Always clean away any dirt and debris
from the top of the reservoir before
removing the breather cap to avoid entry
of debris and contamination of hydraulic
oil in the reservoir, which could lead to
pump failure or other problems.
The oil level should be between the two marks
on the breather cap dipstick.