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Old 03-27-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Question dinning table and couch slide?

I have a 32.5ft terry 5er. it has 2 slides. The 1 in the dinning/couch area.
The rear hydraulic cylinder quit working, it looks like there is a leak some where around the cylinder housing. The cylinder housing is welded and there is no sign of any access plates or panels how do you gain access the hydraulic cylinders? Do you have to cut the square tubing open?

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Old 04-11-2012, 08:37 AM   #2
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Exclamation no has an answer ??

Well it would seem that no one had a reply. So, I will reply to my self (I spend a lot of time talking to myself anyway) Yes, if you do not want to remove the entire room from your 5er and pull the cylinders out of the end of the tubes you will have to cut a 3inch wide by 30inch long opening inth bottom of the 4inch square tubing in order to get the hydraulic cylinders out. Mine ended up having a blown seal in the end of one of the cylinders.
next you will have to package them up and ship them to CCI hydraulics in KY to have them rebuilt. There is a 2 week turn around on this. on the up side once you do this your cylinders will always be accessable. I made stainless steel cover plates to go over the openings that I created.
So, thanks for all the help.......And maybe this will help someone else.

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Old 04-15-2012, 03:48 AM   #3
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Way to go Bob! As always, necessity is the Mother of invention!

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:20 AM   #4
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One quick added note. To cut the openings, use a grinder with a 1/8 metal cutting disc and a sawsall with about 10 new metal cutting blades on hand. use the grinder to get a hole started then use the sawsall to cut the rest. this will reduce any chances of setting any thing on fire. lots of sweat tears and cuss words will seem to help.
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