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Old 02-02-2009, 03:33 PM   #1
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Well, it happened again. Puddle, puddle fluid dripping out from below the leading edge of the wardrobe slide. After exploration, one line had burst, one line was blistered, one line was leaking at the ferrule, and the fourth didn't look too good either. All being replaced with custom high quality (not HWH) lines. End of problem (I hope). At this rate, I intend to make RV Specialists rich!

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Geez Milo, got me wondering about my lines...
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How many sets of lines have you replaced? We are on our 4th set and so far it has been good and held compared to previous sets. Was just wondering how many you have replaced.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:17 PM   #4
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Check this thread for info on hydraulic fitting failures. Best to replace all 1/8" lines if any fail.
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Replaced mine two years ago and still holding (I think). However, what about this:

Can the 1/4" inch lines be replaced with 1/2", using an adapter at both ends?
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This will be my third set. The original lines blew out on the freeway heading into Yuma in 113 degree Summer heat. Try unloading the pressure in the solenoids when the ground was so hot I had to use an insulated pad. The second set lasted about 1.5 years and was from HWH. Fortunately, the second set failed while my rig was in storage. I had gone to refill the diesel tank for my weekend trip to Cuyamaca and noticed the slide part way out and a pool of fluid sitting on the ground after I fired up. This new set will be from a vendor that specializes in high quality hydralic lines.

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Old 02-03-2009, 09:51 AM   #7
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K&N- shouldn't be a problem for larger lines w/necked-down fittings, tho you'll likely find large ones harder to snake where needed. When my day comes I'll check the original lines for length (some are over long and would fit easier if shorter, e.g. the 40 footer lines @ bedroom slide on 36' coaches), then have a professional hydraulics shop make up replacements w/line & fittings tailored for the use & location.
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The HWH lines are 1/8" to the slide cylinders. I replaced all six with 1/4" with no adapters necessary. The 1/4" is better because there is a nipple to crimp on to. I will post pictures soon.
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