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Old 03-22-2015, 02:38 PM   #1
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Hydraulic hose for Lippert systems

Has anyone had there hydraulic line for leveling replaced, having a problem lines have crow foot cracks forming. We live in central Va. Has anyone replaced there's anywhere a round NC, PA, areas. No ones seems to want to take on this job. But Lippert says they have a lot of shops do this. Any help
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Old 03-22-2015, 02:42 PM   #2
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A few 'crow foot' cracks in the outer rubber covering of a hydraulic hose (not 'hoes') is not an indication that it needs replacement. If you do wish to replace it, remove the hose and about any big parts supplier can fabricate a new one for you.
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:40 PM   #3
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Sorry I should have put that they leaking, and I can get the lines from Thor I'm just seeing if anyone has done them in these areas
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If you have a little mechanical skills you can do it. Most of the time the lines are just zip tied to the frame and maybe a few clamps holding them. A hydraulic shop can make a new one but will need the old one to go by. Be sure to bleed the air out of the hose before installing it on the jack end.
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:14 PM   #5
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I had all lines replaced by camping world last year lines were supplied by lippert no charge because of capsillating (bubbles). Cost for labour was 3000.00 if I were younger I would have done it but at this point my body doesnt go into all the positions needed for this job. This is not an easy job , especially in the bedroom. Camping world did a good job.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:29 PM   #6
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I had same issues as mentioned above back in 2012… original lip pert hoses leaked and ballooned up. So did the replacements they sent to dealer shortly after they were replaced.
finally after having a local shop make hoses…no leaks/ hose damage.
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:04 PM   #7
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I had one ballooning on my Challenger, it was still under warranty, but I went to a local shop and had a hose made and replaced it myself. This was cheaper and faster for me than going to the dealer. Fortunately , it was one of the shorter hoses.


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I too had to replace one of the Lippert hoses on my thor mh. I went to a local hydraulic hose service store. they made me a new one with a higher quality material. took about 10 minutes for them to make me up a new one.
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Replacing hydraulic lines is a pretty common job, easily done by any shade tree mechanic. Use a good set of flare nut wrenches, and bleed air out of the lines before tightening the new hose in place. From some of the replies above, it sounds like it would be wise to upgrade from Lippert's hose quality when replacing them. Call around to auto parts, farm equipment and hydraulic shops, many can fabricate about any hose laid on their counter. You will pay much higher to buy hoses from Lippert, and it can be done locally without shipping charges!
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Around me, the best hyd hose shop is the local Rent-All equipment center.
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I replaced all of my hydraulics hoses a year ago. Went to a local hydraulic shop to have mine made. Total footage was just over 60 ft. for 3 hoses at a cost of nearly $400.00. They used Weatherhead hose and fittings which was 100R17 style. My hoses were over 15 years as well. I can't say that removing them was easy but it could have been a lot worse, I did all the removal myself. The hoses that were attached to my rear jacks were a real PITA, tight areas etc. I ended up cutting my hoses into about 2-3 ft. pieces. I'm 70 years old so you can do some comparsion. I can tell you this; however, removing the jacks to get them re-sealed was a lot tougher job but I got them removed as well by myself.
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