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Old 02-08-2011, 05:09 PM   #15
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Wayne,

After looking at your pictures with great interest (I am one of those that had the bedroom slide hoses replaced three years ago) let me see if I have this correct.

If I had another failure I could replace the existing fittings, right on the coach without replacing the whole line, as long as I had sufficient hose length. All I would need is the new fitting, vice grips, wrench and some method for cutting the hose. Amazing!

What about cleaning out the hose after the procedure? I guess you could disconnect the other end and blow it out with compressed air. Would that be sufficient? Any other tips?

I think I am going down to a hydraulic hose supply house and get me some of these puppies.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:08 PM   #16
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Jerry,
I used a Q-tip and checked for debris, non found. In my case some oil ran out of the hose after cutting it and any debris was probably already washed out. The hose cut easily and not much debris was created. If you can blow the hose out that would be a good Idea. In my case I considered activating the down switch for that jack for a second but decided it was not necessary (I did not want to deal with the mess).

You can get the end piece in both male and female fittings. So a union to splice a hose would not be necessary.

You can also put a new piece of hose at the connection point and move the splice area to an easy to get at spot. I got my 4 foot hose at Tractor Supply for about $11. It was 100RAT2 5000 PSI hose with 1/4 NPT male fittings on each end. It appears to be a higher quality hose than WRV used. I plan on keeping a 4 foot long spare hose with the repair fittings.

As Emike said these are going to be a great time and cost saver. The Hufco store I went to was like a hydraulic candy store he had every conceivable fitting you might need. They will also make hoses up as you wait. Good luck and just use common sense.

One last tip don't use brass, get steel fittings for all connections. I learned the hard way. I ended up pulling the jack out a 2nd time because I used brass on the jack. The brass would seep oil when the jack was down and a load placed on it.
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