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Old 03-24-2018, 06:11 AM   #1
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Hydraulic Slide Issue

Here’s a question for you hydraulic experts.

2018 BerkshireXL 40C, with 2 Equalizer hydraulic slides and jacks.

Kitchen slide is slide #1
Bunk / wardrobe is slide #3

If I am operating slide room #3, with the cylinder removed from slide room #1, should there by any fluid coming out of the either of the open lines for slide #1 ?
My kitchen slide was drifting. I removed the cylinder on slide #1. Mean while as I was waiting for eq to send a replacement cylinder I opened slide #3 and tried to close it. It won’t close but there was a lot of fluid lost through the green striped hose (slide #1 retract) and none had come out of slide #1 (extend)

I was surprised that there would be fluid coming out of the one of the open lines for slide #1. It has me thinking that there might be a problem with the seals on the pump and this could by why the slide was drifting in the first place

Anyone got any thoughts ? I do not know if the fluid was coming out when I extended or retracted (or both) slide #3. Unfortunately I only checked the bucket after I tried to bring it in.

I really appreciate any information you can share.

My question is: should the systems i.e. slide 1, slide 2,front right jack, front left jack, etc, etc be completely isolated from each other ? I was fairly surprised to see fluid coming out from one of slide 1's hoses, when I was operating slide 3. It could be a coincidence, but I find it strange that the only side of the slide 1 that had fluid coming out of the open hose was the side for retracting slide 1, which is the issue I am having (keeping slide # 1 closed).
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Why are you removing hydraulic hoses? You have a closed system that pumps hydraulic fluid from the reservoir to open the slide and pumps it back to the reservoir to close the slide. It's a very simple system. Unless you have a leak, you shouldn't be playing with it.

Put it back together and take it back to your dealer for repairs (it's under warranty).
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Why are you removing hydraulic hoses? You have a closed system that pumps hydraulic fluid from the reservoir to open the slide and pumps it back to the reservoir to close the slide. It's a very simple system. Unless you have a leak, you shouldn't be playing with it.

Put it back together and take it back to your dealer for repairs (it's under warranty).
I have slide drifting issue. Got a replacement cylinder, and was changing it. Not a big deal. Dealer is 250 km away, so it is easier this way. Thanks for your input. Looking for someone who knows if the hydraulics for one slide are 100 % isolated at pump from other slide systems, because if they are supposed to be isolated, and I am getting a bypass into the other slide circuit, then changing the cylinder is not going to stop the slide from drifting open. Thanks Again.
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You should call Equalizer to get your answer.

I had a Berkshire in the past, my bunk slide was electric. Looks like things have changed.
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