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Old 09-27-2014, 08:35 PM   #1
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5'er Landing Gear Question

I'm wondering whether it is important for the two landing gear legs to contact the ground at exactly the same height or if the difference in contact height (max 1"?) could cause a problem. Our usual method for engaging the landing gear is to pull both pins, let both feet rest on the ground/blocks, then raise the gear until first one, then the other landing gear leg locking pin locks into place.

When on uneven ground, do you place a spacer under the 'shorter' landing gear leg to take up the gap or just lift the trailer until the shorter leg locks in?

I'm asking mainly to determine if purchasing an adjustable landing leg foot (LANDING LEG FOOT) is worth the $$.

Thanks for any input.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:05 PM   #2
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I try my best to make sure they both have the same gap from the leg to the ground. Most of the time I can get this with a 2 x 6 block and the leg adjustments. I do keep one 3/4 board for the odd chance that I cant get it. I did damage one of the legs early on and I think it was from not having a even gap so lesson learned.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:07 PM   #3
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I use different board thicknesses to take up the difference
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:15 PM   #4
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We use our lynx leveled to even up underneath. We try to keep the legs on the same hikes if we can and have them hit the blocks at the same time.
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I use a landing pad made out of composite for under my feet on the trailer. I have a piece of 3/4 inch plywood to put under a foot that doesn't touch fully. Easy solution.

I also have JT strong-arms on the trailer so changing to a adjust foot is not possible.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:35 PM   #6
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The owners manual for our rig say to extend the landing gear about 1/2 way down then pull the pins and let the pads drop to the ground, lift up until they lock in the first hole and add shims as necessary if one is higher than the other so they both contact the ground at the same time.
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One thing that not many know about is the grease fitting at the top of the gear inside. Needs to be greased.
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One thing that not many know about is the grease fitting at the top of the gear inside. Needs to be greased.
I have been looking and looking for this. I have yet to find it.
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Mine are on th back side towards the back wall, they are painted black like the rest of the gear is, I saw it when mount hangers for the cables.
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I will have to get in there with a light and really look. We have looked and looked and felt with hands and just can't find them. Also, what can you lube the drop down section with? A dry Silicone spray? Ours stick a little when DH tries to adjust them.
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