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Old 04-09-2016, 04:35 PM   #1
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Hydraulic System Problem/Question

My hydraulic system when bringing slides in and sometimes out including the front stabilizer legs will click then stop. If I count to 10-20 sec I will hear a "click" and the system works then stops, wait 10-20 seconds and it works. This is the normal for me to get the slides and front legs raised. It has never failed to bring slides in but it takes longer because it shuts down then resets. I tried to get it in to the shop a month ago but the wait time was weeks and I use the 5r for work and could not leave it.

I did have to add some fluid to the tank but she is full.

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Are you connected to ac power when this happens or are you using battery power?
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Hydraulic pump takes a strong battery to operate. If your connected to shore power, have a good battery, then the problem is likely the respectable circuit breaker tripping because it is worn out. New ones are pretty cheap. Go buy one, install it and see what happens.
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Hydraulic pump takes a strong battery to operate. If your connected to shore power, have a good battery, then the problem is likely the respectable circuit breaker tripping because it is worn out. New ones are pretty cheap. Go buy one, install it and see what happens.
I am generally connected to shore power with the exception of when I raise the front legs once connected to the truck. I usually pull shore power after all slides are in and connect before I put slides out.

My experience with circuit breakers is when they trip I have to reset them. So is the circuit breaker for this hydraulic pump one that resets itself? What you describe makes sense given that when in the front raising the legs and it stops I hear it click after 10-20 seconds and the unit functions again. The hydraulic pump and reservoir is in the forward storage bay under the overhang where the pin box is so I can hear it when in front.
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Shore power except when raising the front legs once connected to the truck.
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It is highly possible there is a thermal overload inside the motor. Unless or until you have eliminated everything else, I would do the breaker first. Their cheap. If that does not cure the problem, then you will need to take the motor out and have it checked out.
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The electrical power to the pump probably has an in-line self resetting circuit breaker, normally 30A. I replaced my 30A with a 50A and it lasts much longer. I now carry a 50A spare.

Like Donn said they are not very expensive. Camping World may have them in stock.
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Outstanding advise, I will look at it today and see if this replacement can be handled without issue. I will report the result.
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I had a similar problem and it was there was a poor connection from the converter to the battery. After cleaning up the connection to the battery terminals the problem stopped. The voltage draw was to much and the pump would shut down until the voltage came back up.
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I seem to be at a loss where this circuit breaker is located. I follow the the battery terminals and they attach to a terminal bar, then go to the solenoid. From the solenoid straight to the hydraulic motor. So where is this damn breaker?
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Worst case, make it trip, then go to the compartment and listen for the click.

It could be a thermal breaker inside the motor. Put your hand on the motor to ferl fir a vlick.

Is it a HWH system?

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No it is a Lippert system.
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No it is a Lippert system.
Mine is also a Lippert system. In the picture the resetting circuit breaker is in the battery compartment on the aft bulkhead. It has two pink and two blue terminals connected to it.

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FastEagle,
Your contributions to this forum on tires are approaching legendary--unbending as to mfg specs and upsizing/upgrading tires...
How is it you can recommend upsizing an electrical safety device above what was provided by the mfg?
Seems to me you have recommended the same as: "if a fuse blows, just replace it with a bigger fuse"...
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