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Old 07-19-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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Hydraulic Leak

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New to the Forum.

We have a 2013 293REX. We love the floor plan of this model.

Last week we took out 5th wheel out and went over the Cascades. When we got to camp and parked it, there was Hydraulic Fluid puddling up behind the rear left tire of the 5th wheel. We were able to get the slide extended. Latter in the day I took a look up under the underbelly cover and could see that the fluid came somewhere from under the ram that is located in from the center of the RV.

When we came home, there seemed to be no issues. The concern we have is that this happened basically at the 11th hour of the one-year warranty. We hope that Forest River covers and fixes the problem. Has anyone out there experienced a similar hydraulic leak? With such a new unit, we are wondering if this is the beginning of other major issues.

Thoughts?
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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Hello,

New to the Forum.

We have a 2013 293REX. We love the floor plan of this model.

Last week we took out 5th wheel out and went over the Cascades. When we got to camp and parked it, there was Hydraulic Fluid puddling up behind the rear left tire of the 5th wheel. We were able to get the slide extended. Latter in the day I took a look up under the underbelly cover and could see that the fluid came somewhere from under the ram that is located in from the center of the RV.

When we came home, there seemed to be no issues. The concern we have is that this happened basically at the 11th hour of the one-year warranty. We hope that Forest River covers and fixes the problem. Has anyone out there experienced a similar hydraulic leak? With such a new unit, we are wondering if this is the beginning of other major issues.

Thoughts?
Did you happen to check the hydraulic fluid level in the reservoir at anytime before you noticed the leak?

You don't say if the hydraulic system had oil added before this, but the hydraulic system might have been over serviced.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:07 PM   #3
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Hello,

I checked the reservoir a few months ago and the level looked good. After noticing the leak, I checked the reservoir (with the slides out) and it was low by about 1 1/2 inches.
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Hello,

I checked the reservoir a few months ago and the level looked good. After noticing the leak, I checked the reservoir (with the slides out) and it was low by about 1 1/2 inches.
That makes sense since you had a leak.

Sounds like your complete hydraulic system ( actuators,hoses,fittings etc.) needs a needs a checkout.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:07 PM   #5
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Its either a bad seal on a ram, a loose fitting or a bad hose, Get it fixed before warranty runs out.
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