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Old 08-30-2021, 09:29 AM   #1
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I have a 2005 34 ft Alpine. My hydraulic pump gave up the ghost. Lost power steering, power brakes and radiator fan. Looking for a recommended mobile mechanic or service center. We are currently in Chula Vista CA, also near San Diego CA.
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Old 08-30-2021, 02:39 PM   #2
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IIWMI'd take it to either San Diego RV Center, El Cajon, or MDS diesel also in El Cajon.

This probably exceeds capacity of most mobile truck mechanics if you are stuck somewhere as it will take a while; if you are where the rig can be serviced w/out moving then you should be OK for mobile service. FYI if the service outfit is adamant they only swap for new parts then getting a new pump may take a while like several weeks; IIWMI'd call around to find a hydraulics shop that services/rebuilds pumps, maybe an outfit in east county that services agricultural equip. Before anything however, if you think its 100% hydraulic, then call some hydraulic service outfits like Pirtek www.pirtekusa.com who usually has mobile service and does at least some parts service. If the pump only blew a seal then it can be rebuilt; if it ground gears (I think its a gear pump) then it'll need replacing. Good luck.
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Old 08-30-2021, 08:05 PM   #3
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IIWMI'd take it to either San Diego RV Center, El Cajon, or MDS diesel also in El Cajon.

This probably exceeds capacity of most mobile truck mechanics if you are stuck somewhere as it will take a while; if you are where the rig can be serviced w/out moving then you should be OK for mobile service. FYI if the service outfit is adamant they only swap for new parts then getting a new pump may take a while like several weeks; IIWMI'd call around to find a hydraulics shop that services/rebuilds pumps, maybe an outfit in east county that services agricultural equip. Before anything however, if you think its 100% hydraulic, then call some hydraulic service outfits like Pirtek www.pirtekusa.com who usually has mobile service and does at least some parts service. If the pump only blew a seal then it can be rebuilt; if it ground gears (I think its a gear pump) then it'll need replacing. Good luck.


Thank you E-Mike for your input. I know it is highly valued here. Currently have, a local diesel mechanic that is familiar with this particular pump that is going to remove the pump and see if it can be removed. Thatíll be the first step.
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Old 09-01-2021, 01:21 PM   #4
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When my pump took a dump 5 yrs ago I shopped and called around for a few days trying to find a pump and have it installed. I got prices of $1200-$1800 and 6 to 12 weeks waiting time for the shops to find a pump and get it installed. I checked into rebuilding the pump and was told by Redlands Truck and RV it would be waste of time and money.

I ended up calling Sauer Danfoss and found out they sold the product line to an English Co.

Since that time a couple of others have had failures and went the same route I did. I ordered from:

White House Products Ltd
Kelburn Business Park
Port Glascow
Renfrewshire
PA14 6TD
Great Britain

Tel +44 1475 742500
Email Info@Whp.co.uk

part #5S1/41449PUS

White House was very easy to deal with, they take credit cards and best of all, they had 6 pumps sitting on the shelf. I ordered on a Thursday morning and the pump was in Oxnard CA on the following Monday morning. Four days from England is pretty dang quick as far as I'm concerned!!

When the shop made repairs I had them replace all the hyd fluid and filters and flush the hyd system. One of the other guys didnt have his flushed and had another failure about 4 months later. Maybe a coincidence??

I believe I paid around $500 for the pump and another $6-700 for the change out.

Good luck, Terry
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Old 09-03-2021, 10:05 AM   #5
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Thank you for the info Terry, this is a great help.
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Old 09-03-2021, 02:50 PM   #6
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William,
I can't give you any help or advice, but I am very interested interested in your situation and all info you discover about your hydraulic pump.

Please keep us informed about your progress.

Can you post the contact info for the mobile diesel mechanic that is familiar with the pump?
I would hope that he will have a local source to rebuild your pump rather than have to order a new one

I have a leak issue with my pump that I would like to have repaired I will be in the Chula Vista area from Nov- Jan.

Thanks for posting your info.
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William,

I can't give you any help or advice, but I am very interested interested in your situation and all info you discover about your hydraulic pump.



Please keep us informed about your progress.



Can you post the contact info for the mobile diesel mechanic that is familiar with the pump?

I would hope that he will have a local source to rebuild your pump rather than have to order a new one



I have a leak issue with my pump that I would like to have repaired I will be in the Chula Vista area from Nov- Jan.



Thanks for posting your info.


I will update when I get more information.They are picking the rig up on the 7th. Iím tempted to order a new pump, I really donít want to be stranded on the side of the road again because I wanted to save a few bucks.
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Any updated info on the hydraulic pump repair?

I would appreciate the contact info or your mobile mechanic.
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Old 09-26-2021, 06:20 PM   #9
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[QUOTE=William Schnieber;5903029]I will update when I get more information. They are picking the rig up on the 7th.

William,
Any progress report on your hydraulic pump replacement? Hope you were lucky and got it rebuilt locally and are back on the road again.
I'm sure there are several local Alpiners who would like to hear your story when you have time to tell it.

I am still interested in contact info for the shop or mobile mechanic that did the work for you. I may need the same repair when I return to San Diego in November.

Thanks.
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Old 09-30-2021, 05:21 PM   #10
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They are replacing the hydraulic pump and the air compressor because the shaft between snapped. Also, the gear on the end of the hydraulic pump no longer exits, so they have to pull the front timing cover to check the damage there too. No pictures yet. They are still waiting for parts, which should be in this week. Iím hoping to pick it up next week some time but Iím not holding my breath.
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