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Old 10-23-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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Level Master Leaking

Lots of trailers have Level Masters installed on the front to help when leveling at a camping spot. Mine recently began to leak and left a very sticky, oily mess on the front of the trailer. I wound up using Dissolve It to remove the gunk and then soap and water to finish it up. Does anyone have any idea what they put inside of the level? It has to be freeze proof, but I suspect the heat got to mine.

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Old 10-23-2010, 11:06 PM   #2
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Lots of trailers have Level Masters installed on the front to help when leveling at a camping spot. Mine recently began to leak and left a very sticky, oily mess on the front of the trailer. I wound up using Dissolve It to remove the gunk and then soap and water to finish it up. Does anyone have any idea what they put inside of the level? It has to be freeze proof, but I suspect the heat got to mine.

Here are a few photos of the gunk and the new Level Master I installed.
Rich.

That level is very famous for leaking, especially when exposed to hot weather.

After the fluid is gone, then the plastic tube cracks.

A Reese levelall, is small and mounts on the A-frame, and does have leakage problems.

The newest level will soon leak just like the old one did.

I have never seen that level that had some age on it, that didn't leak all of it's fluid

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Old 10-23-2010, 11:35 PM   #3
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Things like that used to be filled with fish oil of some kind. I'm not sure what they use now, but fish oil that sits is horrendous to try to clean up. It pretty much sucks in dirt, lint, detergents, and often the thing that will clean it up is more OIL - regular veggie oil on a clean cotton swab will "remelt" the stain, then that can be wiped thoroughly and washed immediately.

I agree with Andy on this one. The new one is gonna leak within a year or two.

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Old 10-23-2010, 11:39 PM   #4
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I have a level all on the front of my 88. I pay no attention to it as it has a big bubble and it reads level all the time.

I bought a small magnetic level that I use on the a-frame which works very well. I guess I should take the old levelall of to prevent the gunk leaking.

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Old 10-24-2010, 05:26 AM   #5
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It is unfortunate that so many of these leak, although mine is 6 years old and ok so far.
The advantage of these levels is they can be mounted so as to be visible from the drivers seat when parking so I would not want to give mine up.
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Hi Richard, wow your level looks better then the one I put on 3 years ago, has turned yellow, no-leaks yet however. Campers World strike again..
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A bit wierd I know, but if you have an I Phone there is an app that turns the I Phone into a very accurate level! It is called "Real Tools". Whats next?
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Wow, Richard, what a mess! I didn't know these had heat related problems. Might be best to keep the level stored inside in the summer and reinstall with screws when it's time to go camping.
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