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    Setting Up Camp KD7UCH's Avatar
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    Leaking Cylinder

    I am wondering if anyone else is experiencing any leakage from the leveling system. I have leakage from one of the six cylinders. We bought our 369 RL at the end of October and haven't had a chance to use it yet. It had some problems and missing items from the factory so after the parts arrived our Solitude spent a week in the shop. Now I guess it is going back to the dealer once again. We really like our Solitude and fully expect to enjoy our full-timing.
    David, Judy, and Roscoe
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    My previous fiver had a slow leak on one Jack. Lippert repaired it at no cost, had a bad fitting

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    One of our Northwest Chapter members had that issue with one of the leveling rams on his 369. I had a living room slide hydraulic ram with a very slight leak on mine causing the slide to very slowly creep out during travel. It turned out to be faulty seals. Both rams were replaced (not repaired) under warranty. You might want to take pictures of the problem and send them to your dealer and Grand Design customer service before you take it in. It might help expedite getting the warranty claim and parts ordering process going since you full-time.
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    One of my leveling jacks had a leak, but it still worked. It would leak about a pint of fluid every 4-5 days when extended. The dealer checked it out and had it fixed in one day. They said it was missing an O ring on one of the fittings.
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    I had a leak in one of my leveling cylinders on my Momentum...Lippert replaced all 6 at the rally (because they no longer make the red ones). My leak was a bad cylinder seal, very minimal leak, just a damp spot on the top of the pad.

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    Thanks everyone for the great information. I suspect that the dealer would have noticed it when they did other work last week but they probably didn't level the 369. It only leaks while being extended. It is the center jack on the street side. Bretz RV in Boise has been pretty good with all that was wrong from the factory.
    David, Judy, and Roscoe
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    I guess I have to revise my statement that Bretz RV has been pretty good. 10 days ago they told me that they had the parts in stock to fix my leaky cylinder and that I should drop the Solitude off at their shop. Today, after nearly a week, they tell me that it will take a few weeks to get the parts from Grand Design. I guess they expect me to sit patiently in the snow waiting to go south. We bought our Solitude in October and have still not been able to use it. I apologize for the rant but I am really frustrated with Bretz RV.
    David, Judy, and Roscoe
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    Contact Marc Hauser at GD. He is great at lighting fires under dealers a**** to get things moving.

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    Thanks, Phansen404, I think I will.
    David, Judy, and Roscoe
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