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Old 06-10-2016, 02:30 PM   #1
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Hydraulic hoses leaking

Pulled our 2011 390BH out of storage last week and started to get her cleaned up and ready for summer only to discover i had one of the hydraulic line was leaking. There was a small pool of fluid on top of a Rubbermaid container in the basement. I had a scheduled appointment to have the engine and generator serviced and I asked them to take a look at it for me. Today they call back and all eleven of the hoses are seating out hydraulic fluid and they all need replaced for a total cost of 3944.00. The motor home is only 5 years old and is store inside when not in use has anyone else had this problem. Can hoses break down that fast?
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Old 06-10-2016, 03:17 PM   #2
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Look around for a place that makes hydraulic hoses, I think the current hoses are rated for 2700 lbs. you can get them custom made for much less.


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Old 06-10-2016, 03:35 PM   #3
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The big issue in doing it your self is that you must bleed the system of air after you change the hoses and add hydraulic fluid. Several people here have tried that process and despite the fact that they followed the manufacturers instructions, have burned out their hydraulic pump. Just something to keep in mind.
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Pulled our 2011 390BH out of storage last week and started to get her cleaned up and ready for summer only to discover i had one of the hydraulic line was leaking. There was a small pool of fluid on top of a Rubbermaid container in the basement. I had a scheduled appointment to have the engine and generator serviced and I asked them to take a look at it for me. Today they call back and all eleven of the hoses are seating out hydraulic fluid and they all need replaced for a total cost of 3944.00. The motor home is only 5 years old and is store inside when not in use has anyone else had this problem. Can hoses break down that fast?
Not sure where you brought it, but I'd be getting a 2nd opinion, and quote.
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:38 PM   #5
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Did you say the leak was at the manifold in the hydraulic compartment? How much fluid? Sometimes, if over filled, with all slides in and jacks up, an overflow can occur. Is the fluid level low in this configuration? Just a thought.
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Old 06-11-2016, 01:47 PM   #6
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No the manifold is not leaking the hoses themselves are leaking. They have little drops of hydraulic fluid down all the lines running down the frame
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I've read multiple complaints now about degraded hoses. Some leaked from day one and some will last years. Many times it ends up being the orange hoses not the black jacketed ones. Forest River/ Lippert bought the cheapest import hose in bulk and delaminates from the inside out due to the pressure. I've seen some hoses that had bubbles the entire length and had to be changed.
I'd get an estimate from a hydraulic shop in your area. They will use industrial grade materials that will outlast any original.
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I think someone thinks you are gullible and have deep pockets get a second opinion


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