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Old 07-18-2014, 08:42 AM   #11
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:59 AM   #12
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The if the battery(s) are bad/dead, the landing jack motor will not receive enough power to work to full power off the converter alone. Disconnect your batteries and try it.
Hmm. I have done that. Mine works fine with no battery in it? I bought mine as a repo unit, battery was stone dead when I went to pick it up. First few times I had to get it on and off of my truck, was on shore power. Seemed to work fine?
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:02 AM   #13
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Hmm. I have done that. Mine works fine with no battery in it? I bought mine as a repo unit, battery was stone dead when I went to pick it up. First few times I had to get it on and off of my truck, was on shore power. Seemed to work fine?
You're lucky. Mine won't.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:09 AM   #14
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The similar problem I had with my old carri-lite was a bent leg. I used a hydraulic jack to lift the camper to take pressure off legs and motor to get it on the truck. When I changed it out with a new one it worked fine. I'm just assuming that you have a fifth wheel.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:34 AM   #15
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Great replies but......

Thanks to all for your comments.

The battery is brand new and I am connected to shore power. I got the same results when connected to the truck power with engine running. Using only the battery there is not enough current available to get the motor to lift the camper.

Low power would not address the chattering gearbox, more like a chipped tooth.

Weighed the rig last week, camper is 14460, about 600 pounds under max. However I'm getting a pin weight of 3288, 700 over Coachmen specs. I find this unbelievable based on the little we carry forward of the axles but the landing gear issues would tend to indicate this is correct maybe?

Dry weight is specified at 12,100 and I estimated we have no more than 1000 in cargo, pretty much the same stuff we had in our Sundance 2800RL and it weighed in at 10200 loaded.

I have never been to end of travel when raising the camper, there has really been no need to get that high to engage the hitch. The legs are marked in red for end of travel on retraction.

Still need to know if I can remove the motor and gearbox without hooking up to the truck.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:01 AM   #16
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Thanks to all for your comments.

The battery is brand new and I am connected to shore power. I got the same results when connected to the truck power with engine running. Using only the battery there is not enough current available to get the motor to lift the camper.

Low power would not address the chattering gearbox, more like a chipped tooth.

Weighed the rig last week, camper is 14460, about 600 pounds under max. However I'm getting a pin weight of 3288, 700 over Coachmen specs. I find this unbelievable based on the little we carry forward of the axles but the landing gear issues would tend to indicate this is correct maybe?

Dry weight is specified at 12,100 and I estimated we have no more than 1000 in cargo, pretty much the same stuff we had in our Sundance 2800RL and it weighed in at 10200 loaded.

I have never been to end of travel when raising the camper, there has really been no need to get that high to engage the hitch. The legs are marked in red for end of travel on retraction.

Still need to know if I can remove the motor and gearbox without hooking up to the truck.
I know that when they changed my motor and gear housing last year at the rally they put a jack under the ends, So to me I would say no, unless you put jack stands as they did. Hope that helps.
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Don't believe you would need to block the frame, but I would put a pair of Vise Grips on each jack shaft to keep it from turning just to be safe before you take the motor off.
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Wow! That a lot of pin weight!
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Wow! That a lot of pin weight!
But not unusual. My Brookstone clocks in at 3,340 lbs. And I am also 1,000 lbs under GVWR for the trailer.
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Using only the battery there is not enough current available to get the motor to lift the camper.
At all?

Or move it past a certain point?
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