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Old 12-02-2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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Leaky hydraulic hose

Bummer, found a leaky hose today, motorhome is 2 1/2 years old hope they cover it under warranty. I plan to go to TX in 3 weeks. Has any one replaced one themselves? How hard is it replace. The Des Moines RV dealer is swamped with work!
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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If you can get to it take it off and go to a farm supply outfit and have them make one.
I have replaced hyd hoses before.
Be sure the pressure is off and that you have hyd fluid to replace what you have lost.
How long it will take depends on your skill level.
Still betting it will take less than the dealer.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:00 PM   #3
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I had mine replaced at Camping World. I had the orange hoses with bubbles. I would contact FR in advance to see if the are willing to cover the replacement. I have a 2011 coach. Mine was still in warranty. Search the forums for orange hoses for other experiences.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #4
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Glad we went with the 7 year bumper to bumper for 1200 bucks.

Where is it leaking from? Could be a little lose.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #5
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I checked first and not loose, I replaced hoses all the time on farm machinery. I just wondered how easily it could be gotten to. I called dealer to see if still could be done under warranty. The are way behind and I may do it myself so I can leave for TX by the 20 th.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:32 PM   #6
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Newellri, the orange hydraulic hoses in the 2011&12s, maybe later are infamous for developing blisters, then leaks. FR has been very good about covering the replacement of those hoses. I had one about three months ago go bad and they were willing to cover it, but I didn't have time to wait, so my dealer did it under the extended warranty. They replaced all of mine except for two about a year after I got it. Naturally one of those they didn't replace is the one that started leaking. Good luck.

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Old 12-05-2013, 08:21 PM   #7
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This one does not seem to have bubbles just weeping, the dealer is checking with factory. The real problem we want to leave for TX soon! Thanks everyone for help
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This one does not seem to have bubbles just weeping, the dealer is checking with factory. The real problem we want to leave for TX soon! Thanks everyone for help
Sounds like my hoses (2007 373)
I'de like to know how you make-out with the factory
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:44 PM   #9
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If you can get the hose off and take it to a hydraulic shop, they can make you a hose with new fittings quick! Then it's just a reinstall and done. Try to find some caps and cap the ports where the hose connections are removed ( cylinder / pump ) , that will help slow the loss of fluid.
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This one does not seem to have bubbles just weeping, the dealer is checking with factory. The real problem we want to leave for TX soon! Thanks everyone for help
Biggest problem is hose routing. I noted a couple over the fuel tank, coiled and secured up there. Scope out the bad hose and make sure you can access it.
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