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Old 07-21-2019, 10:22 AM   #1
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Slide out cylinder replacement cost

Has anyone had a dealer replace a hydraulic cylinder? I just noticed a leak at the end of one. What is a ballpark price to do this?
Also, will it rapidly get worse? I am planning on going to the rally and wondered if I could make it there with about 15 stops (slides in/out) by adding a little fluid? The tank is about 3/4 inch down. I am sure the slide wasn't leaking at the start of my trip - 5000 miles and 15 layovers (in/out).
Thanks for any advice.
p.s. An expensive trip to dealer with the slide out and also the A/C quit working while getting ready to store trailer! Ouch!
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:31 PM   #2
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the longer you wait the messier the repair. Mine was fixed under warranty at last years rally. Still cleaning things up.
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Old 07-21-2019, 01:42 PM   #3
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And, unless you are really really lucky Montana will not fix anything over a few years old so I would not count on them fixing it. But hey, who knows.
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Old 07-21-2019, 03:16 PM   #4
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Your looking at around 225 to 250 for the hyd cylinder. Depending if it’s short or long one. Labor at any RV shop probably $125 an hour or more.

It’s a rather easy replacement that requires dropping color plast to gain access. I would not just cut an access hole

If it’s just a small seep out the end you could
Work some rags around end of cylinder... being sure to not interfere with operation to catch fluid drip. If it’s just a drip.

It’s a judgement call on your part ... fix it now or chance total seal failure while out on the road ... then your screwed
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