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Old 11-02-2011, 03:16 PM   #41
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Its an actual orange hose.
And there junk!
I've used this hose before on hydraulics and they never last!
the nonsense of poping the blistering hose is just stupid.
There's a reason that its blistering. THE HOSE IS JUNK!
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:30 PM   #42
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thanks

thanks f1100turbo, I appreciate the response
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:38 PM   #43
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Your welcome. I make hydraulic hoses and hydraulics are nothing to mess around with.
Heat is a problem with ORANGE hose! Also its not wire reinforced.
A good quality gates or weather head hose with at least 2 wire reinforcement would be an excellent replacement. These can be custom made at most Napa auto parts or carquest.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:45 AM   #44
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Either the orange hose is a misapplication, ie air hose used for hydraulic, or the hydraulic fluid is a misapplication, ie a glycol ether brake fluid used instead of a mineral oil. Either way the orange hose is dissolving and likely contaminating the hydraulic pump, valve seals and piston seal with debris. As Forest River replaces the hose, do they have a recommended clean up procedure for the rest of the equipment.?????
I looked this morning under my 2011 and the orange lines are all buldged and leaking.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:56 AM   #45
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Either the orange hose is a misapplication, ie air hose used for hydraulic, or the hydraulic fluid is a misapplication, ie a glycol ether brake fluid used instead of a mineral oil. Either way the orange hose is dissolving and likely contaminating the hydraulic pump, valve seals and piston seal with debris. As Forest River replaces the hose, do they have a recommended clean up procedure for the rest of the equipment.?????
I looked this morning under my 2011 and the orange lines are all buldged and leaking.
"Orange" hose has a hydraulic spec. But I'm not sure in this application that its the right spec'ed hose for the application or in fact its low grade over seas made Crap.
there are many factors in spec'ing the correct hose for the job.
including but not limited to .........
heat
Working pressure
fluid type
sustainable pressure
Sustainable heat
bend radius
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:23 PM   #46
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Not real sure about if the orange hoses are within spec, made overseas or what but just got our rig back from the dealership service department. All the orange hoses had blisters and each orange hose had hyd fluid (ATF) in the blisters. Forest River made it right with no arguments.

I never would have looked at the hoses if I didn't read this forum everyday.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:51 AM   #47
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still scratching my head, what year units have these bulges ? we're a 2012 8 mos old, have used it every month, got the orange hoses, i keep looking in battery box an every place visible no bulges ....
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:45 AM   #48
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all of my orange hoses were replaced with new orange hoses under warranty by B & E in Ocala...B & E said they don't want any more of these jobs.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:03 AM   #49
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I have a 2011 360 and all of my hoses are Black and I hve been keeping an eye on them but there is no problem...does anyone else have black hoses.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:08 AM   #50
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We're sitting in Lazydays tampa,had some minor adj. to our 2012 378 an hoses checked,we have both orange an black,with no problems a,t 9 mos. old, tech has inspected an as he says depends on manufacture of hoses an FR uses many, so that tells me not all orange hoses will be bad. will keep updating.
we were treated very well here,an tech took the time to explain his repairs,an helpful suggestions to understanding our coach better,that means alot to us
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