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Old 09-17-2018, 12:39 PM   #1
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Front Landing Gear Holes Not Lining Up!

Hey Gang. I took our 2018 Chaparral 336tsik in for some warrant work. We only used her once. One of the repairs was the pin on the front landing gear being bent. A month later a pick it up and had a heck of a time releasing the pin. Got her home and had to fight to get the pin back in breaking the spring.

Hereís my problem. The holes inner/outer donít appear to be lined up. Is there an adjustment that I can do? Or is she going back to the dealer which is a 90 minute drive. Suggestions are welcome and thank you.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:45 PM   #2
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If you have to take it back up to them, make sure they will do it while you wait!

And maybe get a free lunch out of them...

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Old 09-17-2018, 12:48 PM   #3
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I have the big brother Shasta to your Chaparral. On the landing gear the locking pins are held in place by 2 bolts and nuts. Just loosen then and realign them with the holes in the outer leg tube.
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I have the big brother Shasta to your Chaparral. On the landing gear the locking pins are held in place by 2 bolts and nuts. Just loosen then and realign them with the holes in the outer leg tube.


I attempted that. Even went as far as putting the pin only in after the assembly came apart. I can actually look through and see the inner and outer holes not lining up. I had to use a rubber mallet to get it through. Not sure if thereís an adjustment or if the landing gear needs repaired or replaced. Thank You.
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I attempted that. Even went as far as putting the pin only in after the assembly came apart. I can actually look through and see the inner and outer holes not lining up. I had to use a rubber mallet to get it through. Not sure if thereís an adjustment or if the landing gear needs repaired or replaced. Thank You.
Well its new so take it back and get it replaced under warranty.
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Well its new so take it back and get it replaced under warranty.


Yep. I think thatís what Iíll need to do.
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:10 PM   #7
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Yep, if adjusting the two bolts doesn't line things up your only other recourse would be to enlarge the holes slightly with a drill bit. On a brand new unit, I'd be taking it back.

Be sure to test it BEFORE you leave the lot. Since it was ALREADY there to have that issue looked at, who knows the outcome the 2nd time.
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Yep, if adjusting the two bolts doesn't line things up your only other recourse would be to enlarge the holes slightly with a drill bit. On a brand new unit, I'd be taking it back.

Be sure to test it BEFORE you leave the lot. Since it was ALREADY there to have that issue looked at, who knows the outcome the 2nd time.


I donít think enlarging the holes is the direction I want to go. You are absolutely correct, it needs to go back.

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This is just a wild guess( mine are hydraulic), but try taking the lower part out and turning it 180 degrees. The holes may not be perfectly centered and if they had it apart to fix it once, may have been put in backward. Just a guess but may save you a trip back,
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This is just a wild guess( mine are hydraulic), but try taking the lower part out and turning it 180 degrees. The holes may not be perfectly centered and if they had it apart to fix it once, may have been put in backward. Just a guess but may save you a trip back,


I like your wild guess!! One would think that shouldnít matter, but I think itís worth a shot. I wonít get to it until Sunday. Iíll let you know. Thanks.
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