Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-12-2010, 11:19 PM   #15
Senior Member
JohnLori's Avatar
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sisters, OR
Posts: 197
Monty, I too heard the "bad lot" of hoses info, and I also heard that for a while HWH had poor crimping of the end fittings. I don't know how we could find out the truth about that, but the fact remains that some of the bubbled hoses on my rig were not HWH ones.

John and Lori
2005 Alpine Coach 40FDQS
JohnLori is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-12-2010, 11:49 PM   #16
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,172
Monty- don't be an idiot. Nobody would be stupid enough to grab a polished hydraulic shaft w/Channel Lock pliers. They must have used Vice Grips.

Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 01:21 AM   #17
Senior Member
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 2,209
EM-yeah maybe they did. The damage did errode the O-ring to the point it was leaking several drops every time we used the Smartbed. I would guess once I got into it, I cleaned up maybe a cup of fluid. HWH stood up and paid for the parts, but not the labor. I checked after it was fixed and the tech who did the work cleaned up pretty good once he replaced the part.

JohnLori-hmmmm, I guess it's a moot point as who made them, the fact is they did bubble up, with the inner layer failing and the outer layer not strong enought to take the pressure over time. I guess I will check the ones in the battery and jacks once I am under there again. Have we id'ed a good solid source for the hoses, or are each of us just finding a good local source on our own?

Monty & Janet - 2007 Alpine APEX 40 MDTS
S/N - 75715 - Retired - Master Certified RV Tech
Old Rv'er is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Improperly installed HWH jacks cbeierl Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 4 04-07-2010 08:25 PM
HWH right rear jack replacement dirko Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 6 08-26-2009 07:32 PM
HWH Hydraulic Jacks will not retract!!! crazycraig MH-General Discussions & Problems 14 02-10-2009 02:56 PM
HWH hydraulic fluid "mist" in pump compartment hrhuggie Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 3 11-19-2007 06:49 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.