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Old 06-22-2015, 07:54 AM   #1
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front jacks on fifth wheel


ok so went out to a county park for 6 days i know that my battery was getting bad (would not hold a charge for very long) and yes i have a disconnect switch problem upon getting ready to go home the front landing gear would not move it tried but not enough juice to make it move
so i was going to resort to the manual crank located the crank then started looking where to put it, on my old fifth wheel there was a hole behind one of the propane tanks but on this one no hole so i started feeling around and found where the crank would fit on the front jacks shaft but there is no hole in the metal side panel to put the crank thru
how crazy is that.
so i had to asked around and found somebody that had jumper cables to hook to my battery so i could hookup.
so I’ll have to drill a hole for that
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:08 AM   #2
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Couldn't you get your truck close enough to connect the trailer's pigtail and use the truck battery to raise/lower the landing gear?
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:41 AM   #3
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No hole for the crank handle?

That is one serious oversight!
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:47 AM   #4
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Ours doesn't have a hole either but it is just the plastic liner a utility knife would cut easily in the propane tank, have to remove the tank to use the crank.
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I got the truck close enough and plug in the pig tail but the battery was so far gone the trailer hook up would not put enough juice to raise the unit.
maybe i should have dissconnected the battery so it was not pulling juice?
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Id put in a second battery when you replace the first one. Its only a few $$.
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:44 PM   #7
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Had the same issue with the front jacks. Loosen the nut & bolt holding the landing gear so it can be moved up or down to line up with the hole that was drilled for the purpose of inserting the crank, if one was drilled in the first place.
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Ours doesn't have a hole either but it is just the plastic liner a utility knife would cut easily in the propane tank, have to remove the tank to use the crank.
Ditto for our Flagstaff. Painless procedure.
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Id put in a second battery when you replace the first one. Its only a few $$.
only a few dollars? More like $200 by the time you buy a battery, box, and cables. Unless you got a good source on batteries and want to hook us all up
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I can run my jacks from the truck charge circuit with no battery. I do need the engine running to engage the charge relay though. The fuse for it is 30 amps, never blown it at all.
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