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Old 12-12-2006, 03:29 PM   #57
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Two months ago we took a look at our hydraulic hoses and connectors for the bedroom slide, and everything looked fine - a little dusty perhaps, but dry. The repair adding the connector heat shield was done in August of this year (06).

Today we looked at them and the connectors are definitely leaking!!! The hoses look just fine - no bubbling or anything.

Who knows what the problem is now. What would cause connectors to leak?

I'm just really wondering if it's a heat problem or something else.

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Old 12-12-2006, 03:55 PM   #58
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When the hose blew apart on our 06 36'FDDS Mike Glazier said that they were fighting with HWH because they wern't sure if it was a heat issue or bad hose ends or a combination of all the above. We had the hoses replaced and the heat shield installed......still holding our breath that the fix is permanent.
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:26 PM   #59
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Has anyone who has had the heat shield installed still seen a failure at the connectors? We're wondering if this fix really is permanent.

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Old 12-13-2006, 07:04 AM   #60
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Audrey and John,

So far, so good with our hydraulic slides, "I think." HOWEVER, when we brought our liv. rm. slide in yesterday, at the end there was a scraping noise at one corner. I hope that is a one-time thing. We had the 10,000 service done, which supposedly included the slide adjustment.

We are home for a while, so don't know when we'll test it again.

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Old 12-13-2006, 08:36 AM   #61
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The scraping issue is not that uncommon. The tolerances on those slides are a bit tight. We've learned to make sure our coach really is level before bringing in the slides.

The scraping sound has nothing to do with the hydraulics.

How do you know your lines are still OK - have you inspected the connectors above the radiator?

We can't believe that the factory fix lasted less than 5 months!

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Old 12-13-2006, 11:34 AM   #62
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Audrey,

We had HWH look at our repair in August while at the FMCA Rally. They said everything looked fine. I'm not sure, however, that Buddy has visually checked since, but I will ask him.

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Audrey,

Buddy has just now visually checked the radiator as well as the hydraulic connections, and he says everything looks fine. No leaks yet.

I wonder if miles driven or age itself is the primary factor in these failures. As someone has already said, they will all eventually fail (the radiator). How many miles do you have on yours now? We have over 13,000 now, at least 6,000 after the hydraulic hose fix in April.

I must admit that about the time we relax and think everything is okay, something else pops up. I should just "wait to worry." It's hard to not be a bit nervous, though.

I did take out one of the Good Sam extended service plans. I wonder if they'll try to get out of fixing the radiator problem when it happens. We sure had better cross all our "t's."

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Old 12-14-2006, 01:17 PM   #64
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GOOD NEWS

Apparently the leak problem was not the result of heat damage (hoses are fine, etc.) but rather occurring at the fitting between the speed valve and the hose which Cummins is now attempting to repair.

Just a coincidence apparently.

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(Knocking on wood until it's all put together and working and leak-free)
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Our last night out in November from our summer trip, we 'blew' another hydrolic hose, lost all fluids and the wardrobe slide was 'Cattywompus' out about 8 inches. After finally getting a hose, Tom at Massey Diesel in Phoenix did the work today, with his crew. Great place to have warranty work done. Thanks to WRV for sending parts.
This hose was a different hose from the hose blown in July, wondering if perhaps the hoses are too small since neither was heat related. Any thoughts on this?
So, we WILL be able to go to Quartzsite!
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Does anyone know how and which solenoid/valve to let the pressure out of so that I can push-in the back part of my bedroom slide. The front has not moved away from the coach.

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Old 05-19-2008, 08:40 AM   #67
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Clark, on the 07 SE the valves are in the second pass. Bay up by the frame member.
Laying on back looking up it is the 3rd valve from the left.

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Mac....

If you are looking into the bay, then it would be the second row of hoses coming out of the manifold - right. What bothers me is that the length of the hoses are labeled at the ferule and the first row of hoses have the longest distance stamped on them 198" on top and 192" on the bottom. The second row is 150" top and bottom. Since the wardrobe slide is the furthest away, it would seem that it should have the longest hose. HWH says that it the first set of hoses on the manifold as you look into the bay should be the kitchen slide. The next would be the wardrobe, then the living room slide, and finally the generator slide, but I'm wondering if WRV wired and plumbed it differently. Right now we stuck with the rear wardrobe slide out and a hose that spits hydraulic fluid all over the ground under the radiator if we try any slide, a smartbed that will not retract (passenger side forward) and a LR slide that will not retract.
HWH had me remove the upper hose and plug the manifold on the second row in to stop the hydraulic fluid from dumping out of the wardrobe hose. After I plugged it I hit the LR retract button (I had spent the entire afternoon cranking the LR slide halfway in and then I removed the long screws they use to manually retract it) the slide EXTENDED and dropped to its fully extended position.
So I'm confused.
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Oh yes, it still spits hydraulic fluid beneath the radiator.

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Clark,
this is how our 07 4 slide is configured, not sure if it will help with yours
2007 quad slide HWH diagram
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