Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-30-2014, 06:17 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 60
Replace HWH solenoids

Has anyone out there replaced their own slide solenoids? Is it difficult to do and do you need specialized tools?

I have a 2003 Winnebago Adventurer 33V and the creeping problem of the living room slide was diagnosed by Camping World as a faulty retract solenoid and gave us the part numbers of the HWH parts to purchase.

We couldn't get the work done as we were on the move back home at the time. We had a local shop purchase them and they have given a time estimate of 3 hours to install the two solenoids (retract and extend)

Does three hours seem reasonable to do the install? Can I do it myself?

BCIslander 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 01-30-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
smlranger's Avatar

Country Coach Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Glen Allen, VA
Posts: 6,359
Blog Entries: 1
I replaced two of those on my previous coach, at 2002 Journey. Use a 1/4" nut driver to release the pressure on the solenoid (open 2 - 3 turns). Disconnect the two wire connector going to the solenoid. I used a pair of channel lock pliers to loosen the solenoid, then it came out easily. Just make sure you keep everything as clean as you can so as not to introduce dirt in the system.

'07 Country Coach Allure 470 Siskiyou Summit #31578, Cummins ISL 425; 2014 Ford F150 toad; Air Force One Toad Brake.
Glen Allen, VA; Smith Mountain Lake, VA.
smlranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 07:00 PM   #3
Senior Member
Lt46's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 617
Yup, did it myself, very simple to replace, however getting my large frame into a comfortable position in the area of the pump/manifold took a little time.
1997 F53 Adventurer 37rw
IAFF L-792 (Retired)
Lt46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2014, 07:16 PM   #4
Senior Member
KIX's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 3,579
BC........get rebuilt solenoids directly from HWH in Moscow, IA. Save your old ones for rebuilding. Others have explained how to DIY. Not a real big deal just clean the area before you remove a solenoid
'02 Ultimate Advantage 40J Spartan MM - Cummins ISC
2013 Jeep Rubicon JK Unlimited
KIX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2014, 05:48 PM   #5
Senior Member
Dalsn1's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 122
I replaced 2 on my 2003 Winne 38G and it took about an hour, including a good cleaning. Might help to have a strap wrench


2006 Windsor PRT
Dalsn1 is offline   Reply With Quote

hwh, replace

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
HWH Parts or Support in Quartzsite ? SCVJeff Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 4 01-20-2014 04:06 PM
2007 40" QSP Bus - HWH Jack Problem FrontSideBus Tiffin Motorhomes Owners Forum 4 10-22-2013 10:20 AM
Looking for instructions on how to remove and replace HWH solenoid valve michelb Class A Motorhome Discussions 5 09-24-2013 08:43 AM
Trade in of tow vehicle. Leave base plate or replace with bumper? ctcamper Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 14 08-06-2013 06:58 PM
Emergency Brake Contact for HWH Deployment Just For Fun Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 9 07-13-2013 09:25 AM

» 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 03:51 PM.

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