Cut my hydraulic line

EurekaJ

New Member
I cut my hydraulic line opening up my underbelly looking for a water leak. I am in Canada and my trailer is in Montana. I only have seen it once in over 2 years and want to get it fixed as soon as I am able to get over the border next month. It is parked in a very remote area. I am 90 mins from a decent size town.

1. See the type of 1/4” line I have. Pictured. I did buy, based on a post on here, a splicing kit but it does not work with this plastic type. Is there one available?

2. Based on my layout (pictured) where would the connection points be on both the large living room slide and the back bunk slide? I don’t want to open and explore to much.

I want order a new line and need to find the length of the line to order.

any recommendations would help!

Thanks,
Andy

2014 BIG HORN SILVERADO 36TB
 

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sengli

Well-known member
Back in the day heartland would custom make their own lines. Hard telling how long that one is without removing it and seeing.
 

BigJim45

Luv'n Life
I would not use any type of splice as the line is under pressure and it would probably leak. You will most likely have to trace the line to see how much you need and what type of fittings are on the ends.
 

Dahillbilly

Well-known member
Contact Heartland direct with last six numbers of the vin, they might be able to tell you what you will need.
 

wdk450

Well-known member
You might check with a local hydraulic line specialist company with your pictures for a splicer to get you going. The splicers for the rubber/steel wire standard hoses have had good reviews on here.

Your situation is pretty tough. Maybe you could measure a similar 5th wheel for this distance and then go over a significant amount in the length of pre-made hose you get, thinking you could coil up the excess somewhere under the rig with cable ties and tie it up out of the way. I have noticed that all the NAPA auto parts stores I have been to recently have signs in the front window saying "We make hydraulic hoses".

On edit: I found this item with a websearch, it is for thermoplastic hydraulic lines, but 3/8" ID, not 1/4" ID. Maybe you could contact the mfr and see if they have a 1/4" thermoplastic hydraulic line splicer kit.
 
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sjandbj

Well-known member
I replaced all of my hoses after the animals chewed thru one and I had bubbles in another. I found that every line was extra long. You should have enough to do a quick splice to repair it until you can replace the hose with a new one. Several of mine were wire tied so I had to drop the underbelly to get them run. I ordered my new hoses online which saved me a bunch of money over getting one made at the local hose shop. I made a drawing of my rig that I can share if that would help. Do you know what line you cut?

Steve
 

EurekaJ

New Member
Thanks everyone for the recommendations. I have decided to open the under belly to locate which slide it attaches to and use the local NAPA to make me a hose. Of course when we are able to travel across the CANADA/USA border without all this testing etc.
 

wdk450

Well-known member
Thanks everyone for the recommendations. I have decided to open the under belly to locate which slide it attaches to and use the local NAPA to make me a hose. Of course when we are able to travel across the CANADA/USA border without all this testing etc.
You might want to phone the NAPA nearest your rig in advance to see if they have the 1/4 inch line and fittings.
 

Hollandt

Well-known member
I see no reason a 3/8" line would not work if you are replacing the entire line. Of course the screw on fittings on each end must be the same.
 
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