Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > MOC on M.A.R.S. > Maintenance
Click Here to Login

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2019, 10:22 AM   #1
Montana Master
twindman's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mesa
Posts: 1,675
M.O.C. #5651
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!

Tom and Gail
2013 Mountaineer 362
2012 Silverado 2500
twindman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2019, 12:31 PM   #2
Montana Master
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Bastrop
Posts: 2,409
M.O.C. #20753
the longer you wait the messier the repair. Mine was fixed under warranty at last years rally. Still cleaning things up.
2019 20th Anniversary Edition 3701LK
B&W 20K for Ford OEM Puck
2018 Ford F-350 Lariat CCLB PSD DRW
Poke super lignum unum et diem
jeffba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2019, 01:42 PM   #3
Montana Master
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Grand Rapids
Posts: 1,718
M.O.C. #9561
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.
mazboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2019, 03:16 PM   #4
Montana Fan
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Mountain Home
Posts: 300
M.O.C. #20949
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
ChuckS is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.