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Old 05-15-2016, 03:47 PM   #1
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Electrical or mechanical combination

Recently had an issue with the landing gear on my 5th wheel. Slow to retract and extend and would stop. I replaced the gear box and bevel gears in the landing legs. Still had issues extending and retracting the legs as if the battery was weak. I took and had the battery tested. It tested bad and so I replaced it with a new one. Still as though it hasn't enough power extending and retracting the landing gear. Like it gets slower as the button is held in. Seems like we had ample power while camping but wondered if the converter could be bad or going bad and not trickle charging the battery. We replaced the converter 1 year after we purchased the unit. Is it possible the converter is going bad?
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Old 05-15-2016, 04:36 PM   #2
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I think I would run an amp check on the landing gear motor and make sure it is operating the way it should, sounds like it is getting hot and slowing down.
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:34 PM   #3
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What size and type battery was installed when it was replaced?

Are you sure that all the cables are clean and tight?
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Old 05-15-2016, 06:15 PM   #4
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Biggest rv/marine battery they carry. Yes all connections tight and clean.
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Old 05-15-2016, 06:34 PM   #5
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I think I would run an amp check on the landing gear motor and make sure it is operating the way it should, sounds like it is getting hot and slowing down.
Could also be a wire issue, I would perform a voltage drop on circuits at the motor. High resistance somewhere will cause a motor to run slow. Are both your landing gear run off of one motor? IDK how they all are but ours has separate motors side to side.
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Yes, one motor
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:41 AM   #7
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I think I would run an amp check on the landing gear motor and make sure it is operating the way it should, sounds like it is getting hot and slowing down.
I checked and it does get hot quickly. Deciding whether to replace it or go with the bulldog dual motor setup. Replacing the motor is the quick fix right now.
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