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Old 08-20-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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Hydraulic slide with elec front jacks?

Just wondering why my 5er has hydraulic slide and electric front landing gear?Why wouldn't they be the same. Is there a down fall to either Thanks..
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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my cedar creek is that way. Never had a prolem. Hydraulic cylinders large enough to handle the load up front would be expensive.
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:27 PM   #3
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More complicated and expensive valves and speed controls not to mention a larger Hydraulic pump. Some of them do have them most don't. I would only have them if they were the levelup type of system otherwise I happy with the Electric Jacks.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:12 AM   #4
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Oh I see, Then why wouldn't they make the slide electric? Thanks for the replys..
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:24 AM   #5
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I wouldn't want hydraulic jacks on a fifth wheel. Any leak or a blown hose would drop the front end right to the ground. As for the slides, I have no idea why they would use a complicated hydraulic system, as the electric ones work just fine.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:20 PM   #6
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Hydrolic slides give fewer problems.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:30 PM   #7
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Hydrolic slides give fewer problems.
Oh I see but seems like it would be alot more expensive if it was to fail. I did notice it brung the slide in quicker than my 8528ress flagstaff, maybe thats a plus too.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:40 PM   #8
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electric jacks so they will hold up and not fail, hydraulic slides so that it works evenly amongst the number of cylinders. just my assumption.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:48 PM   #9
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I would think they would b more costly to repair. Mine has them and cracked a fitting during the warenty period. Other than that, no problems.
I bought new n early 2002. Would hate to think what one of thosr rams would cost.
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These are all great comments, but if you lose your hydraulics could your slide fall out while you were going down the road? Like if you lost pressure?
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