I've never had problems with a little ratcheting. Done it on all of ours a little with no problems for the last 10 years, and they get used a LOT. I was always told it was more of a slip clutch, but I haven't taken one apart either, so who knows. Maybe I'll call lippert and find out. Not doubting anybody's feedback as I don't know for sure. Not impossible, but very hard to not let them ratchet a tad sometimes. Why would a system be designed to strip gears from the get go? Seems like you'd have a prox sensor to prevent that if the ratcheting would knowingly damage it. On our present mh, I don't have to as I can stop by motor sound then bump it once to make it snug without the ratcheting.
John and Rebecca Dickson
Emma-7 / Little John-5 / Iva-1
Full Timing Again, Rev B
2013 Ford F-350 Lariat CC LB PSD
2015 SOB TT - With OC's Awning Poles (#8)
At least in Heaven, RVs will be perfect, and I won't have to keep fixing them.