Have Power Gear semi-automatic levelers on my 1999 American Eagle. Manual states to check fluid level with the dipstick, but doesn't specify if the dipstick should be screwed back in for the measurement. Given there's about an inch of threads, that makes a huge difference.
Just make sure that all the jacks are in the full up position and, using a small funnel or turkey baster, fill until it starts to drip out the fill hole. Screw the dipstick/cap back on and you are good to go.
The tank is vented, so any overfill would only be forced out anyway and would have no way to cause a problem.
On subsequent checks, as long as some fluid registers on the dipstick, you are3 okay.
Mark, Jean, Paul & Lizzy (the mutt)
1997 Fleetwood Southwind Storm 34LS >
Thirsty, noisy & clunky. She ain't pretty, but she sure is fun! "Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines." Enzo Ferrari
I use a New/clean Plews pump oil can with a flexible spout, fill it with Dexron and give it a couple of squirts and then check with the dip stick screwed in. The Power gear system will tell you if you are low on fluid by sounding the "Jacks down alarm" and the "Jacks down light" will come on, even though you know all the jacks are retracted. If that happens just a couple of squirts will usually turn the alarm OFF.
Sample of oil can with flex spout. Oil Pump Can
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