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Old 01-15-2022, 05:51 PM   #1
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Remove 2005 Winnebago Brave Bedroom Slide Cylinder

Does anyone know how to remove the cylinder on the bedroom slide on a 2005 Winnebago Brave? There is a hydraulic leak coming from either the cylinder or the line but I cannot see where because it looks as though the cylinder is inside the square tubing framework under the bed.
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Does anyone know how to remove the cylinder on the bedroom slide on a 2005 Winnebago Brave? There is a hydraulic leak coming from either the cylinder or the line but I cannot see where because it looks as though the cylinder is inside the square tubing framework under the bed.
Ha!!!!!!!!!!!
You're in for a real treat Partner! I'd have to know or see your bedroom layout in order to coach you on how to do remove that master ram. I've done it three times on our '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT C-7. It's not a pretty sight and or an easy job by any stretch. But, I won't go into any details just yet until you either present a photo or two of your layout and your floor plan. It may not be as difficult of a job with yours as it was/is with ours, based on many variables.
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Well,
Must have got it fixed or, not too worried about an answer.
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Scott,
I am actually posting this for a friend and I am waiting for him to get back to me with the pictures. I told him to set up his own account and he can talk directly.
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Roger that RangerRick,
Anxiously awaiting report.
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Old 01-25-2022, 05:16 PM   #6
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Ha!!!!!!!!!!!
You're in for a real treat Partner! I'd have to know or see your bedroom layout in order to coach you on how to do remove that master ram. I've done it three times on our '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT C-7. It's not a pretty sight and or an easy job by any stretch. But, I won't go into any details just yet until you either present a photo or two of your layout and your floor plan. It may not be as difficult of a job with yours as it was/is with ours, based on many variables.
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As the owner of a 2002 Itasca Horizon 36LD, I really want to know how to get to that cylinder so that I may replace the hose, almost all of which are leakers. I'm replacing them one at a time but cannot figure how to access the front one in the rear bedroom slide.
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As the owner of a 2002 Itasca Horizon 36LD, I really want to know how to get to that cylinder so that I may replace the hose, almost all of which are leakers. I'm replacing them one at a time but cannot figure how to access the front one in the rear bedroom slide.
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Before I could get into any form of instruction on the removal of that master ram, I'd have to see a layout/floor plan of your bedroom. Because, what I might tell you, might not apply, based on given layouts of certain Winne coaches. You see, in my situations, the slide out is the bedroom closet. Soooo, the way the system works in our case, is such that, the bedroom closest slide, is on the drivers side of the coach.

But, and this is a BIG BUT, the master ram, once it's accessed and all the components, i.e. hyraulic lines, connection points etc. are disconnected, that master ram, is removed by moving it all the way across the coach, and it exits out the passenger side, right where the house batteries normally reside. Without a doubt, it is one seriously pain in the a$$ operation.

But again, I'd have to see your layout to judge whether or not your R & R of that master ram would be the same in complications as ours is.
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Old 01-25-2022, 09:43 PM   #8
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I had a shop repair my severely leaking cylinder on the bedroom slide on our '04 Journey 36G. They removed it, brought it to a hydraulic shop that rebuild the ram for around $250, but the labor on the R & R was 11 hours...
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It certainly sounds like the same layout. Centerline bed. Driver side slide-out is the closet. All I want to do is replace the hose(s)
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this is how i repaired mine. its a real treat like fireup said, but you can do it if you pay attention to how you remove it.
first, extend the room. disconnect the ram from the room. it has a bolt up thru the rod end.
just look up at the end of the rod, outside, and you will see it. it takes a 9/16 socket.
remove it. if there is a small assist ram at the back of the room, disconnect it too.
remove the protective seal at the edge of the wall. it takes a 7/16 socket.
retract both rams fully. release pressure on both the extend and retract solenoids for that room at the manifold. then close them.
go back to the mechanism under the bed. be sure the bed has a secure prop. nothing worse than having the bed fall on you.
now, disconnect both hoses. plug both connections to stop fluid leaking while loose. try for minimum fluid loss.

tie a strong string to each cylinder hose end. these will help pulling the hoses back in after the cylinder is repaired. remove the two 1/4 inch allen screws. one on each side of the mechanism. pay attention to how they are installed in the mechanism. its important.

then go outside and pull the ram out. you may need a pair of locking pliers to reach in to grasp the end of the rod. did i mention those strings. they are important.
pull the ram and hoses all the way out, and remove the hoses after marking them.plug them to avoid fluid loss. again important.
ok, cylinder is repaired. the cylinder must be reinstalled fully retracted. thats important.

reattach hoses, push the hoses back inside with someone pulling the strings inside. then push the cylinder in place. the extend hose will fold back into the mechanism as the cylinder goes into its correct position.
be sure both hose ends are pulled thru the opening inside .
reattach hoses, then, replace the two 1/4 allen bolts. concentrate on one side. get it aligned by pulling and pushing the lines to move the cylinder. use a screwdriver to lift the cylinder to see the holes. when you remove the bolts, pay attention to where they are, and how they can be realigned.
then run the cylinders out and in several times to insure air is bled from the lines. holding the switch several seconds after fully extending, and retracting. be sure the rod end goes into correct position outside when extending. its important.it will put undue pressure on the room frame.

treat this like a one cylinder replacement. the slave cylinder will bleed out air if any is introduced, but thats unlikely.
before installing the outside 9/16 bolt, reinstall the outside seal that help in by a 7/16 bolt. otherwise, you will just cut the top and fit it around the rod, then reinstall.
its a straight forward repair, just dont lose track of which hose goes where, and how they are pulled back in. again, the extend line will need to fold back into the mechanism,.
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how did you make out? did you get this ram out?
I just rebuilt mine. If you need any advice on the removal let me know
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