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Old 09-26-2020, 09:30 AM   #1
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Georgetown 374 Hydraulic Hose issue

Slide Orange hydraulic hoses bubbled and leaking, I believe these are the return hoses. Plan to replace all Orange Hoses. Have a couple of questions:
*Would you replace Black hoses at same time - they look fine with no issues?
*How do you access the bedroom slide, which you can't see due to particle board, but can see the hoses running to the ram through the board.
*Is ram accessed when slide is open? Haven't looked for it with slide open.

Have read that Lippert may provide replacement hoses - Anyone have experience with this?

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Old 09-26-2020, 01:19 PM   #2
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The bedroom slide is under the bed.
Remove the screws holding the back and bottom plywood to access the hoses.
Sorry no pictures.

Seems the Orange hoses have been my biggest leaks over the years.
The bubbling is caused by that closest hose connector bleeding between the outer jacket and inner line of the hose.

If you remove the hose yourself you will save money.
Then you can take to a local shop farm tractor or commercial hydralic repai shop.As long as tthey see what you have I'm sur ethey will build a amuch better hose and fillings. 3000 psi minimum. Depending on the length expect $75 to $150 for a new hose.
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Old 09-26-2020, 04:42 PM   #3
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Thanks Iggy - Plan is to replace all orange hoses for all 3 slides and jacks. Any thoughts about replacing all Black hoses at same time versus just the orange ones?
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Thanks Iggy - Plan is to replace all orange hoses for all 3 slides and jacks. Any thoughts about replacing all Black hoses at same time versus just the orange ones?
The hardest thing to do is get the measurements of the hoses.
Many are wrapped so the only way is to remove all of them and mark them where they go from the valve body.

It will be expensive but replacement are much higher quality than OEM.
I have a few leaking a little on the return orange ones but still holding without major leaks.
My black lines are all good but I do have a spare hose I picked up from a friend who sold his GT. It a black one that is proably 20 ft.
I also have about 8 ends just in case I need. Also from that same friend.

Just for information. After replacing the lines the system will take some time filling the lines. DO NOT OVER WQork the pump continuesly.
Take your time and work on the furthest hose like the front levellers only manually. DO NOT run the pump mor ethan a minute or two and let it cool down. Also make sure you are on shore power with the battery charger on.

I use the basic Walmart ATF fluid which is 2 or 3 bucks a QT bottle. May be higher now.

Good luck
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Thanks again Iggy - as always a wealth of valuable information
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Old 10-01-2020, 08:12 PM   #6
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Follow up question - I have searched read 5 pages worth of posts and can't find the answer; is it necessary or recommended to lubricate the slide trays?
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Follow up question - I have searched read 5 pages worth of posts and can't find the answer; is it necessary or recommended to lubricate the slide trays?
Define what you mean by slide trays.
If you are talking about the square bars that extend out under the slides keeping them clean is more important than and grease.
But I do spray the lower sections of these bars with a quick drying lithium grease a few times a year.
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Old 10-02-2020, 09:56 AM   #8
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I interpreted the DH's question wrong - the slide "track" - black area ram extends through
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I interpreted the DH's question wrong - the slide "track" - black area ram extends through
WOW. That is major damage. Seems something is damaged or broken that is causing that much damage under the slide.
I had something similiar years ago and had installed teflon slode strips that protected those ends and also som slide adjustment done.
The teflon slide protectors that go the full length of the edges/bottom of the slide.

Sorry no pictures.
Here is alink to what I was able to find on Amazon.
The call them slide skiis.

https://www.amazon.com/Duo-Form-Slid...a-904121608305
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