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Old 11-26-2023, 09:58 AM   #1
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Blown Hydralic Line

Have a 2003 Montana 3295RK which just blew the end off the hydralic line to the bedroom with the slide out.

I tried to heat shrink tubing with duct tape on the tubing and fitting but immediately blew off. Any way to manually retract the slide and/or any pointers to replace the line.

Thank you all for any suggestions,

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Old 11-26-2023, 10:24 AM   #2
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Use the google search function at the top of this page.
Search for “blown hydraulic hose”
The first thread that came up in my search is part of this screen shot.
Post #8 in the thread includes a link to a video about repairing hoses with JIC fittings. I have never done it but lots of folks here have.

My next question would be “Where can I buy JIC fittings on a Sunday morning?”
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Old 11-26-2023, 10:27 AM   #3
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Yea, that 1500+ P.S.I. will defeat shrink wrap and duct tape in a hurry.

I remember reading here that they make a replacement fitting. I know about splices but I haven't seen a replacement fitting. But Napa, Grainger, or a local hydraulic shop should know.

The other way is to remove the bed, get access to the ram, disconnect the blown line, tie a thin rope or heavy string to it and pull it it out. Take it a local hydraulic shop (or Napa or Grainger or ?) who can make a new one for you. Then use the pull rope to feed it back up to the bed and reconnect.

You should be able to push the slide in with some help after you removed the bed and disconnect the ram from the slide wall. The ram should collapse out of the way with the blown hose otherwise just remove it altogether.
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Old 11-26-2023, 12:13 PM   #4
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I have used a temporary field service fitting and then replaced the hose with new fittings. I measured the hose with a little extra length so as to not be too short without removing it, and used a union to tie the old and new hose together and then pulled the new hose thru the underbelly. You will need to find a hydraulic hose repair shop and have it made up.
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Old 11-27-2023, 04:19 AM   #5
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For what it’s worth….. most residential a/c repair facilities make their own hoses for a/c systems. It is the same equipment for repairing hydraulic lines. I have used these businesses when on the road and needing a hydraulic line repaired.
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Old 11-27-2023, 08:33 AM   #6
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How to move hydraulic slides if you have a blown hydraulic line.
Plus, field repair fitting
Gates reusable JIC37 fitting
https://youtu.be/x1sKi2KWN0Q

https://www.amazon.com/Gates-6C1T-6R...s%2C186&sr=8-1
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Old 11-27-2023, 09:12 AM   #7
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Typically under the BR hydraulic slide (Craddle style) you will find any excess hose wrapped up like shown in this image from my 2014 Keystone Alpine BR slide..

You could use the field repair kit for JIC37 fitting here but I would not unless no other choice..

A new hydraulic hose made at a local NAPA store or hydraulic shop is the way I would go since this hose is inside and under the bed

As the other folks stated manually disconnect the hydraulic cylinder from BR craddle slide and push in manually.

** then use a block of wood on the inside top of that slide roof to keep the slide from wanting to extend out then towing down the road

Then when you get to a place to make new hose install, cycle slide a few times to purge air and check hydraulic reservoir fluid level
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PDF I put together showing how to use the Gates JIC 37 fitting field repair kit
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Old 11-27-2023, 11:06 AM   #9
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Red face Blown Hydraulic Line

Thanks to all of you who responded to the above titled post. RV is in storage now but will put info to work when temp above freezing.

Folks on Montana Forum are the best!

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Old 12-04-2023, 11:55 AM   #10
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I have same unit, will be interesting to see how repair works. BTW, how are your decals working? I have been striping mine off little by little over couple years?
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