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Maybe this would be a good time to add some of the additive that LCI recommends, even if Campinfan isn't having the "popping" issue. Sure can't hurt.

Lyle


It's called anti stiction fluid and I could not find a store that had it. They recommend a couple specific oils and they turned out to be racing fork oil, not a M/C shop had any of heard of them. I did find "slide oil" at an Holiday World RV.


IIRC, one of the recommended products was from Caterpillar.

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laknox wrote:

Edd505 wrote:

laknox wrote:

Maybe this would be a good time to add some of the additive that LCI recommends, even if Campinfan isn't having the "popping" issue. Sure can't hurt.

Lyle


It's called anti stiction fluid and I could not find a store that had it. They recommend a couple specific oils and they turned out to be racing fork oil, not a M/C shop had any of heard of them. I did find "slide oil" at an Holiday World RV.


IIRC, one of the recommended products was from Caterpillar.

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Edd505, there is a 2nd fluid besides the Cat-branded one. Just can't remember what it is.

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Bob's RV Repair in Moore's Hill, IN said the anti stiction fluid is BAD for the internal seals as it makes them soft and causes them to roll.

He is an expert at rebuilding the PIZZ poor hydraulic rams that Lippert supplies with quality components.

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Here is the link to the Lippert doc: https://support.lci1.com/documents/ti-19........anti-stiction-fluid-to-hydraulic-systems


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Call and talk to the guy that actually fixes the POS rams that Lippert supplies. He will tell you NOT to use the fluid.

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Thanks all. It is low with all slides in. I will have to hook it up to the truck to see what it looks like when all the jacks are retracted. I also thought about adding the stiction stuff even though I don't have popping.


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Add it at your own peril.

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laknox wrote:

Edd505, there is a 2nd fluid besides the Cat-branded one. Just can't remember what it is.

Lyle

LCI's recommended. The first two are M/C racers fork oil and none of the M/C shops had any.

1. Torco RFF Grade 15
2. Maxima Fork Oil Grade 15
3. Caterpillar Hydraulic Oil Additive 1U-9891

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Campinfan wrote:

Thanks all. It is low with all slides in. I will have to hook it up to the truck to see what it looks like when all the jacks are retracted. I also thought about adding the stiction stuff even though I don't have popping.


If it's low you have a leak. Mine was one of the slide rams lost a seal and fluid was dripping out the coroplast.

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