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Old 11-22-2020, 09:29 PM   #1
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Arrow Hydraulic hoses

Check your hydraulic hoses a couple times a year. Just squeeze the hose close to the fittings and a foot from the fittings to make sure that the hose is firm. My door side orange hose was really bad. It felt spongey because there was fluid under the casing of the line. The other hose seemed to be starting to go bad. So I decided to replace both of them. What a difference in the quality of the hoses I had made. The old orange one felt like a garden hose. The lines on our rig is 1/4 ID and has a 3000psi rating. They made the new ones with a 10,000 psi rating plus much higher quality fittings. I had them made at a NAPA store.
Always best to replace them before they fail and cause a problem and a big mess. The change out is straight forward and not complicated.
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Old 11-23-2020, 02:21 PM   #2
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You just remove the old one. Take it down to get a new one made and install the new one?
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Old 11-23-2020, 03:16 PM   #3
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You just remove the old one. Take it down to get a new one made and install the new one?
Yes, have your RV hooked to the truck with landing gear retracted if it's a front hose.

Tie a pull string to the old hose so you can pull the new hose back thru the same location.

Take my advice (as someone did not) and go to a hose supply/repair facility. MUCH less $$$.
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Old 11-23-2020, 06:55 PM   #4
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You just remove the old one. Take it down to get a new one made and install the new one?
Yup, but you want to have the slides in and all the Rams up.
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Old 11-23-2020, 06:56 PM   #5
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Yes, have your RV hooked to the truck with landing gear retracted if it's a front hose.

Tie a pull string to the old hose so you can pull the new hose back thru the same location.

Take my advice (as someone did not) and go to a hose supply/repair facility. MUCH less $$$.
No string needed on mine. I guess because you have a generator you needed to do that. The hoses were not cheap but the quality of them is awesome.
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