Update: FR agreed to pay for my replacement orange hoses but said I'm on my own for the labor (~$800 +) since I'm not the original owner. Oh well, I guess I should be happy they're giving me the hoses.
On a side note, the CW tech confirmed that the jacks will come down in the event of hydraulic pressure loss in the system. I brought up this concern with FR because if this happens at highway speed, it's an obvious safety issue. FR doesn't believe this is a concern do to the fact that the lippert control panel will alert you of the condition (audible?). Really???
FR admits to the defective hoses and should warn owners of the condition and possible result (even if they will not cover the replacement). I went ahead and filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in hopes of forcing FR to recall the defective orange hoses on the remaining affected MHs.
Complaints - Search Results | Safercar.gov | NHTSA
If you feel the same way I do, I encourage you to file your own complaint:
P.S. I love my MH and accept that we'll have to put money into it from time to time. It is what it is...