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Old 06-14-2015, 08:43 PM   #1
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Fifth Wheel Landing Gear ??

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I would like some input on extension/retraction speeds. Mine does about 3"/min. This just seems awfully slow compared to my last 5ther. I don't remember those specs.
Batteries are fully charged, also checked plugged into A/C.


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Old 06-14-2015, 08:49 PM   #2
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My electric is so slow I use a small screw driver wedged behind the switch and then move from one side to the other moving the blocks around till I get them where I want them or put them away depending.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:17 AM   #3
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My last fiver had hydraulic landing gear that were very fast. By comparison, the electric ones I have now are painfully slow. Just the nature of the beast I guess.

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Old 06-15-2015, 07:36 AM   #4
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It's "easier" better for the motor .
The gear reduction seems to have a deeper gear ratio therefore slower and more powerful.

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Old 06-15-2015, 07:59 AM   #5
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They are all slow, I agree it takes forever it seems, I also agree with TURBS, if it went to fast you would loose the power needed to lift the unit. Remember it's picking up the whole unit. Electric stabilizers are the same. I think they even use the same motor. I'm surprised on the power that little 12V motor has.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:59 PM   #6
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:19 PM   #7
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My other 5ther landing gear seemed a lot faster than this one....
Oh Well
So I age putting the jacks up/down


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Old 06-15-2015, 03:37 PM   #8
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Mine is slow too but as long as it's moving I'm happy.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:03 PM   #9
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Agree with the comments - electric does take its time, but as long it's moving, I can wait. May be slow but the system works well.
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:12 PM   #10
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Good to know cos we kinda wondered about it too
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