Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-16-2020, 03:30 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
httntheroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: anywhere we want
Posts: 204
Leaking orange hydraulic hoses.

Anyone have any luck getting forest river or lippert to pick up the cost of replacing leaking hoses .You would expect hoses to last longer than 4 years.At least pick up parts as a goodwill gesture.
httntheroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2020, 03:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
NMWildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 7,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by httntheroad View Post
Anyone have any luck getting forest river or lippert to pick up the cost of replacing leaking hoses .You would expect hoses to last longer than 4 years.At least pick up parts as a goodwill gesture.
Not after the warranty is up. And I wouldn't want them to replace those cheap orange hoses with the same anyway.
Have one made up for you at any shop and I know it will be a better hose. Usually cheaper also, as at 4 years, it's on you.
__________________
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2020, 08:46 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Gibsonville, NC
Posts: 379
I agree with @NMWildcat....get new ones made from a hydraulic store.

For my farm equipment I use a company to custom make all my equipment hoses. Tried some from a "farm supply" store and they were garbage. And if I ever need replacements for the RV, I'll be going there too.
__________________
2019 Cedar Creek Silverback 37MBH
TV: 2017 Ford F350 CC DRW King Ranch
jd4010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2020, 09:00 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 16
We had our 2016 in Amish Family RV Service’s shop last summer and we found leaking orange line along with other work. Orvan was able to get the factory to provide new lines and I paid him labor to install. If you are not near Orvan, you may try contacting the factory, the worst they can do is say no.
If that does not work I would do as others have suggested and have one made. Most NAPA auto supply stores make hydraulic hoses.
Tex50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2020, 03:03 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
mbbutler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 318
Quote:
Originally Posted by httntheroad View Post
Anyone have any luck getting forest river or lippert to pick up the cost of replacing leaking hoses .You would expect hoses to last longer than 4 years.At least pick up parts as a goodwill gesture.
I had on replaced under warranty. Any local hydraulic shop can rebuild it for you.
Unit is self priming, so no worries disconnecting and getting air in a line.
mbbutler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2020, 06:06 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 1
Cheap crimp on fitting hose assemblies had a hose drop out of the fitting on the manifold within 48hrs of delivery of our new fifth wheel with six point leveling. Another one failed within a year.
Dan 150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hydraulic, leak

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:52 PM.