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Old 05-02-2015, 02:38 PM   #1
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I noticed today that I have a hydraulic spot on the cement under the left rear slide of our 06 Georgetown 340. I looked up under the wheel area and saw that the hydraulic hose has a bubble in it and fluid is starting to seep out. I talked with the dealer and they said $700 to change the hose with a 5000 psi hydraulic hose.

My question is what is the recommended psi hose and how hard is to
change? Is the price they quoted a good price?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-02-2015, 02:42 PM   #2
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I noticed today that I have a hydraulic spot on the cement under the left rear slide of our 06 Georgetown 340. I looked up under the wheel area and saw that the hydraulic hose has a bubble in it and fluid is starting to seep out. I talked with the dealer and they said $700 to change the hose with a 5000 psi hydraulic hose.

My question is what is the recommended psi hose and how hard is to
change? Is the price they quoted a good price?

Thanks in advance!
Pull it yourself and go to a hydraulics shop and have one made. Might cost $100 depending on length.
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Old 05-02-2015, 02:44 PM   #3
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Pull it yourself and go to a hydraulics shop and have one made. Might cost $100 depending on length.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:51 PM   #4
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How hard would it be to pull? The dealer said they would pull it and take it to a hydraulics hose shop also. I assume most of the $700 is for labor at $90 per hour. I can see where it goes into the floor of the slide out but its solid with foam insulation around etc. If I cut that out around, will it pull out easily?


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Old 05-02-2015, 06:59 PM   #5
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How hard would it be to pull? The dealer said they would pull it and take it to a hydraulics hose shop also. I assume most of the $700 is for labor at $90 per hour. I can see where it goes into the floor of the slide out but its solid with foam insulation around etc. If I cut that out around, will it pull out easily?
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You should be able to pull it thru the insulation. If you do it yourself, when you thread the new one thru the insulation, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A PLUG IN BOTH ENDS OF THE NEW HOSE TO PREVENT GETTING DEBRIS IN THE NEW HOSE.

Also, it would be good if you tie a strong cord/wire on the old hose that is long enough to use to pull the new hose back the same route as the old.
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So ....I am in the same boat and trying to decide wether or not to do this myself also.

How do I bleed the pressure off the lines before removing and pulling the hose? Is it a simple as just cracking a fitting loose and letting the hose self drain?

I will be replacing 5 (blistering) orange hoses. And fixing a leaky hydraulic pump (o ring).
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Take a look at this thread.
Lippert Jacks, Orange Hoses
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:28 AM   #8
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Thank you. Great thread. Does anyone know what the hose psi rating should be? the dealer said minimum of 2500 so they would use 5000psi made by a local shop. is this correct or overkill?


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Can I make a suggestion - don't "tease" the subject of your posts. When scrolling through the forum, "How hard is it to..." makes me click into the post to see if I can help you. And tomorrow, when I see it again, I won't remember what I found and I'll have to click in again.
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