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Old 10-18-2012, 05:53 PM   #11
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Maybe it's something with one of your photos, but in the right photo, that gear seems to be out of plumb with the measuring tape - so is the tape out of plumb or is the gear out of plumb.

Do any circuit breakers pop when you exrend/retract the gear?
The gear seems to work fine, no drag at all until it reaches it's stop (whether that's too early I'm not sure) and the tape is out of plumb because I'm hooked up, the truck sits pretty high
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:55 PM   #12
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Wonder if running them all they way in with the camper weight on it would determine anything? If they go in, what if they won't come back out .....lol
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:57 PM   #13
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If your 5th wheel is still under warranty I would have the dealer repair as the legs are too long when fully retracted.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:33 PM   #14
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Looks like in the first picture that it retracted at one time. I would definitely take it back to the dealer, altho it is pretty easy to take the complete jack out (one leg at a time) and inspect it.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:34 PM   #15
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Wonder if running them all they way in with the camper weight on it would determine anything? If they go in, what if they won't come back out .....lol
Bad idea......had to remove the LP tank and use the hand crank to get them to come out again. They didn't retract any further and the motor didn't have enough butt to move them back out
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:37 PM   #16
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If your 5th wheel is still under warranty I would have the dealer repair as the legs are too long when fully retracted.
This may happen, we're going to Fredericksburg,Va for the weekend and I will tackle it over the winter.....just a pain to have to drive 3hrs to drop it off.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:38 PM   #17
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Looks like in the first picture that it retracted at one time. I would definitely take it back to the dealer, altho it is pretty easy to take the complete jack out (one leg at a time) and inspect it.
Looks like I could undo the motor drive bar at one end and unbolt it but I'm not sure how to get it out afterwards, doesn't appear to have enough roomto drop from the bottom....?
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:00 PM   #18
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Had the same problem with my landing gear when I picked up my RV. The landing gear had a slight bend in it not alowing it to fully retract. Dealer replaced it and not futher problems.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:26 PM   #19
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Looks like in the first picture that it retracted at one time. I would definitely take it back to the dealer, altho it is pretty easy to take the complete jack out (one leg at a time) and inspect it.
Take it back to the dealer and let them deal with it. It's under warranty I presume. Just my opinion. I agree with dunnnc.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:30 PM   #20
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Had the same problem with my landing gear when I picked up my RV. The landing gear had a slight bend in it not alowing it to fully retract. Dealer replaced it and not futher problems.
Probably something similar here; I will call and see about getting it there soon. Even with the legs fully retracted (as far as possible) I can grab and wiggle the inside, movable leg a little on each side so it doesn't seem bent but I guess it may be hard to see by the naked eye but like dunnnc said, it looks like they had went in at one point and there hasn't been anything that happened that would cause a leg to bend.
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