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Experience:  Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing various model vehicles.
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The hydraulic landing gear will not lift my 5th wheel. If I

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The hydraulic landing gear will not lift my 5th wheel. If I help it with a jack it will hold it.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: ?
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: I am talking about the hydraulic lift on my 5th wheel rv
JA: What is the model/year of your RV?
Customer: 06 Cambridge 358rls
JA: What year is your RV?
Customer: 2006
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Changed fluid, bleed the lines to the cylinders, checked for leaks. This rv had been on a seasonal lot for the past 7 years.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It has 4 slides and the pump runs them fine.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  peterpete190 replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.My info is somewhat limited on your model here but I had seen no one else has responded and would like to see if I can help here.If at any time you feel that I cannot help with this please let me know.

What will usually cause this type of fault here is an issue with the hydraulic pump being weak not allowing enough pressure to build to lift properly since you have to help lift it like this here.I have seen this occur several times before in the past and had to replace the hydraulic pump on some models.I would have this tested further to be sure this is the cause here and the pump replaced as needed.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service.You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.

Thanks Pete