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Old 06-22-2012, 07:38 PM   #91
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Sorry to hear it! Are they all near the manifold? Point of highest pressure.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:55 PM   #92
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Nope, the blistering is all over the place. Here a couple of photos of the hoses that are no where near the pump.

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Old 06-22-2012, 08:04 PM   #93
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Wow, we have to keep even a closer watch on these snakes! Lose one, lose all............
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:14 PM   #94
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. If I blow a hose while traveling, I believe there is a chance that a one of my slides could extend out. Also, is there a danger being near these things at this point in time? I'm not clear on what kind of bodily harm can be done from from a hose that bursts while under pressure.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:01 PM   #95
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. If I blow a hose while traveling, I believe there is a chance that a one of my slides could extend out. Also, is there a danger being near these things at this point in time? I'm not clear on what kind of bodily harm can be done from from a hose that bursts while under pressure.
Since orange is return side, you couldn't use the system. If a slide was affected it might slip down the docking ramp but unless you nearly roll over it won't deploy. You can shove it back in or better secure it inside with belting or rope. Fixed furniture or anything like seats fwd. As far as hose burst I would not probe it. The system is 1500-1700 pounds per square and can do serious damage. Remember, both sides are always pressurized (balanced system)

Good luck getting it fixed, this is a real hazard to vehicle and people.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:02 PM   #96
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Spotted hydraulic fluid under my 370 no buldges but looks like fluid seeping from either orange or black hoses. Also will transmisson fluid work in resevoir ?
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:56 PM   #97
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Nope, the blistering is all over the place. Here a couple of photos of the hoses that are no where near the pump.
This may be late but my 2010 had same issue. FR approved replace,ent of all orange hoses.
However, now the electric motor has oil leaking from it and I am told one has nothing to do with the other and the cost to repair of $1,000 is my expense.
Dang it!
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:46 PM   #98
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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.

The complaint:
Complaints - Search Results | Safercar.gov | NHTSA

If you feel the same way I do, I encourage you to file your own complaint:
https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/

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...
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:55 PM   #99
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Good deal, we weren't kidding about the potential disaster a failed hose can cause. I'll join the complaint next week Think may be time to add "helper springs" to the four corners
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:08 PM   #100
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I just found out my orange hoses are blistering. Blisters all over. I'm only 3 weeks until my 1 year bumper to bumper is up. I just dropped it off at the dealer yesterday for a complete replacement. Thank You to this forum for saving me a lot of money! I had the dealer check the hoses shortly after I bought it and all was OK. I decided to take a tour under the RV just to check everything out since my one year was almost up.
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