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Old 10-18-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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5th wheel landing gear

Hi all, I need some help/advice on landing gear for my 2012 8528RKWS 5th wheel, to me it seems the landing will not retract far enough. The motor stops and starts as should but when it stops retracting, I have about 11" of leg still hanging. I have a 4WD truck so it is towable but it scares me being that low, not sure if it was like this when we bought it in Aug, never really noticed before. It seems to extend waaaay down without un-doing the locking pins to extend the feet, not sure how to tackle it. With them completely retracted I have taken a couple pics so you might see what I'm talking about.

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Old 10-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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In my opinion they should retract more .
It's like they cut them to long?
On may sabre I might have 6 inches maybe.


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I'm loading up tonight I'll measure mine.
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I have a 2011 Flagstaff 8528ckws and the landing gear retracts all the way. When fully retracted, you only see the landing pad.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:29 PM   #4
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I have a 2011 Flagstaff 8528ckws and the landing gear retracts all the way. When fully retracted, you only see the landing pad.
That's what I was thinking my other 5th wheel had, pretty much nothing hanging down....not sure what to do with this
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:30 PM   #5
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In my opinion they should retract more .
It's like they cut them to long?
On may sabre I might have 6 inches maybe.


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I'm loading up tonight I'll measure mine.

Thanks, I think 11" is too much as well
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:40 PM   #6
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I checked mine in the driveway...the inner tube extends 2 3/4" past the end of the fixed tube.

The landing gear must be binding long before it reaches its mechanical stop.

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I checked mine in the driveway...the inner tube extends 2 3/4" past the end of the fixed tube.

The landing gear must be binding long before it reaches its mechanical stop.

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Great. Thanks for the info...the legs go way out and nothing seems a-miss other than they won't retract far enough, sounds smooth until they stop, dag-nabbit!
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id suggest pulling out inner landing gear tubes then cutting off several inches of the main tube then re drill holes to accept lock pins .

unless its the inner tube thats to long when retracted ....
easy way to tell is to lower inner as low as it will go then retract main tube via motor and see if it goes further up .


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Hi all, I need some help/advice on landing gear for my 2012 8528RKWS 5th wheel, to me it seems the landing will not retract far enough. The motor stops and starts as should but when it stops retracting, I have about 11" of leg still hanging. I have a 4WD truck so it is towable but it scares me being that low, not sure if it was like this when we bought it in Aug, never really noticed before. It seems to extend waaaay down without un-doing the locking pins to extend the feet, not sure how to tackle it. With them completely retracted I have taken a couple pics so you might see what I'm talking about.

Thanks, Jeff
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?
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id suggest pulling out inner landing gear tubes then cutting off several inches of the main tube then re drill holes to accept lock pins .

unless its the inner tube thats to long when retracted ....
easy way to tell is to lower inner as low as it will go then retract main tube via motor and see if it goes further up .


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Is this something that just started recently? If not and if it is recently, then it seems to me that something got twisted/bent and it is just now showing up.

I wouldn't get the hacksaw out just yet without doing some further investigation IMO.
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