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Old 05-01-2016, 01:26 PM   #1
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Landing gear on front of Sierra fifth wheel

I lowered the landing gear this morning to get the water to run off of the top of the slideouts. When I went to raise the front up to get hooked up to the truck it ran slow and eventually stopped. The motor and gear box seemed to jump around. I thought maybe the battery was dead. I ended up cranking it up manually as my wife held the extend button in. All of the slides and everything else seemed to work fine. With pressure (weight) off of the gear it seems to go up and down fine. Any thoughts from anyone on this. Is the gearbox bad?
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:23 PM   #2
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Was it hooked to shore power or just on battery power?
If just on battery power I'd suspect a weak battery or loose connection.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:36 PM   #3
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Battery/shore. I disconnected the motor from the gear box and it seemed to work fine. I'm thinking the gear box is bad. I can't find any numbers on it to get a replacement. I don't know if it is a standard item or different.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:17 PM   #4
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Post a picture of the gearbox and someone will know what it is.


Does it look like this one?
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:01 PM   #5
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Most likely an lci unit.
http://store.lci1.com/venture-aluminum-landing-gear-box

http://store.lci1.com/venture-landing-gear-motor-only


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Old 05-02-2016, 02:02 PM   #6
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Post a picture of the gearbox and someone will know what it is.


Does it look like this one?


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Old 05-02-2016, 04:40 PM   #7
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Yeah, that was just a picture for reference.
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:52 PM   #8
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Yes, my gear box locks like the one you posted. It's black and I'm told plastic. With no weight on the legs, they go up and down no problem. I had a heck of a time getting it back onto the truck. I tried to manually crank it but it was hard. It wad easier when the wife held on the extend button. We had to do the same to retract it . This is the original equipment since camper was new (2010). I found a zerk fitting on the side of the tube to grease it that I never knew about. The motor turns and the legs go up and down (no weight on them). I'm confused as to what to do. I don't know if the legs are binding, the gears in the top are worn and slipping, if the gears in the gear box itself are bad. The camper is big and heavy with only one motor. Venture told me to install kit with two motors. I don't know what brand of landing gear I have either. Any thoughts
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Where there any stickers or markings on the box or motor?

Can you rotate the gearbox by hand when it's off the unit? If so feel for rough spots that may indicate worn or missing teeth on the gears.
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Oki marine, I think I have what you need at home in my shop.


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