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Old 03-24-2019, 07:22 PM   #1
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Puncture in hydraulic line

Hubby was working in the front end of our NEW Cedarcreek Silverback and hubby accidentally puncture a hydraulic line. It has a slow leak. Any words of wisdom, any advise would be greatly appreciated......We haven't even gotten to take it out yet. Aye yi yi
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:36 AM   #2
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i wonder if that is a warranty repair? no harm trying. if denied i would call the manufacturer and ask for advice / replacement part / repair procedure. you could probably get a replacement hose made locally if you take the existing one into a hydraulic shop. but i would make sure you have the proper instruction on how to take it off and install the replacement. how do you bleed the line after it has been replaced?

if this line is used to support the front legs you might need to get some cribbing under the frame to support the trailer as i would expect it to sag as fluid leaks out of the line.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:43 AM   #3
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He spoke to Lippert, The whole line has to be replaces, It has special connectors on the ends....We are going to try the warranty route, We have our first big trip planned
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Hydraulic lines are HIGH pressure and reinforced with steel braids in the hose.

Get a replacement whether warranty or not. You can't band-aid hydraulic hoses safely.
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Old 03-25-2019, 01:41 PM   #5
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I had a hose leak too. I found a local heavy equipment repair guy and he made me a new hose and installed it.
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Hubby was working in the front end of our NEW Cedarcreek Silverback and hubby accidentally puncture a hydraulic line. It has a slow leak. Any words of wisdom, any advise would be greatly appreciated......We haven't even gotten to take it out yet. Aye yi yi
I dont' know where you are located but any heavy equipment or hydraulic shop can use the two ends of your old hose and create a new hose for you.

If DH can remove the line you can most likely take it to them and wait while they fashion the new hose.

This would be MUCH faster than waiting on Lippert!
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:24 AM   #7
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Took it back to CW, They are going to cover it under warranty. I know a lot of folks don't care for CW but they have always been fair to us. We hope that we will have it back in time for our trip to Gulf Shores in April. If not we will reschedule. We don't feel comfortable taking out on a road trip with never having to set it up. We bought it in Dec and we haven't taken it out yet......
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Yep, nothing wrong with CW. Most we have been to treated us great.

If you have hydraulic problems in the future, I would consider using a local hydraulic shop to make you a new line or rebuild a ram. Better quality than OEM. But free under warranty is great if you have the time!

Also these systems are self bleeding, so no worries about doing it yourself. Just have to cycle affected devices a few times.
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That most definitely is NOT a warranty repair. Warranty covers manufacturer defects. CW is most likely going to just file it as a claim and not mention that you did it so that they can be paid.
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That most definitely is NOT a warranty repair. Warranty covers manufacturer defects. CW is most likely going to just file it as a claim and not mention that you did it so that they can be paid.
Sounds like good customer service to me! Glad to see CW helping the OP out.
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