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Old 07-23-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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Hydraulic Landing Gear Issue

I noticed something odd this past weekend while out camping and wanted to see if anyone else has experienced this.
I have the hydraulic landing gear on our 5er and this weekend I was in a position where I had to drop the front of the trailer to get it level after unhooking. The problem was that one leg always moves before the other, and this caused a slight twist in the camper I guess. I noticed it when I went to open the bunkhouse door and it was tough to open, tough enough I though something was wrong with it or blocking it from opening. To test I hooked the truck back up and with the landing gear out of the equation the bunkhouse door opened fine. Again I unhooked, lowered the front of the camper and noticed the one side moves a second or so before the other does, causing some twisting. I never was able to get it adjusted so the door opened good and the bunkhouse door was the only one we had issues with.
Has anyone else with the hydraulic landing gear noticed anything like this?
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:15 PM   #2
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Wonder if you have air in one of the lines. Maybe do some full extensions with the landing gear. If that doesn't help, find level, raise a few inches above then retract a few inches below, then take back to level. Might equalize the pressure in the cylinders some.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:18 PM   #3
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Hydraulic Landing Gear Issue

I have them on my Sandpiper 320RL and the passenger side always extends to the ground before the drivers side starts down. When coming up the passenger side comes up about a foot and then the drivers side starts. I've never noticed any twisting because of it.
When I'm leveling it they always move together

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Old 07-24-2014, 01:47 PM   #4
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I'll try the full extension thing next time I'm at storage with it.

My passenger side leg always moves first and it will complete whatever action, up or down, it is doing before the drivers side moves. When unhooking from the truck it will actually lift the camper about an inch and a half before the drivers side leg starts to come down.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:10 PM   #5
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My landing gear does it to but once it hits resistance it catches up. The lines going to my jacks are on a common manifold. I guess its just path of least resistance.
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:53 PM   #6
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Correct, mine does the same thing, passenger side always first. Lines to that side are shorter so less resistance. They other side ketch's up once resistance comes into play. I watch it closely but haven't seen any other problem.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:26 PM   #7
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I have 355re same
Problem but also the driver side Jack retracts a full two inches after being set up for a day and a half. Lippert says no fix? Still pursuing an answer.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:07 PM   #8
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No problem jack
Hope you get it resolved


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Old 01-20-2015, 12:35 PM   #9
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My 365 saq does the same thing. The legs do move at different speeds based on levelness of ground. Once in a while I have some torquing of my front door or the rear bunkhouse doors. It has to do with the leveling of the trailer or leveling on the front jacks.
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Old 01-20-2015, 01:26 PM   #10
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Funny this popped back up...
While I was at storage earlier this month I decided to video what mine does.
At the start of the video the legs are at full extension, all the way up and you can see as I drop it down that the left side of the camper moves first. I run it all the way down and then start back up. On the way back up I stop part of the way to drop it back down, simulating raising the trailer to unhook and then adjusting up or down. After that I take it back to full extension and you can see one side gets there first.


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