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Old 07-07-2014, 11:33 AM   #781
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Question about the landing gear on my 2013 Wildcat 327CK. Last week while lifting the 5er off my truck, the landing gear stopped working. After investigation, found that the 30 AMP fusible link blew, but not before frying the switch. Luckily it didn't fry the motor. It seams that 30 AMPs is a little much! Suggestions?
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:08 PM   #782
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Question about the landing gear on my 2013 Wildcat 327CK. Last week while lifting the 5er off my truck, the landing gear stopped working. After investigation, found that the 30 AMP fusible link blew, but not before frying the switch. Luckily it didn't fry the motor. It seams that 30 AMPs is a little much! Suggestions?
I think that it went the other way.
Water in the switch fried the switch and then blew the fuse.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:24 PM   #783
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Sorry - no water in the switch. Completely Dry. And it worked fine putting the trailer on the truck.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:27 PM   #784
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Plus - if you say the 30 Amp fuse is what should be there - then fine. Maybe a warranty issue.
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Sorry - no water in the switch. Completely Dry. And it worked fine putting the trailer on the truck.
I guess it just broke then. Happens.

If it was high amperage, the fuse should have let go before the switch took damage. The other way round seems more likely.
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The 30 amp single use fuses can blow on the older campers when the gear is full up (or down), the operator continues to hold the switch in, and the motor stalls. This can be fixed by a technical bulletin. (attached)

Note the warning about "over retraction" in the manual.
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Thanks for the information! The whole situation seemed odd that the switch and the fuse blew at or about the same time. Would have thought that the fuse would blow first saving the switch and the motor. Started to get irritated when I read "over reaction" then read "retraction". BTW the gear was only 50% up.

As I stated, as long as you and the paperwork says its OK, then we are OK.
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Thanks for the information! The whole situation seemed odd that the switch and the fuse blew at or about the same time. Would have thought that the fuse would blow first saving the switch and the motor. Started to get irritated when I read "over reaction" then read "retraction". BTW the gear was only 50% up.

As I stated, as long as you and the paperwork says its OK, then we are OK.
Never heard of one blowing while in transit. Full up was when mine was blowing till I got the button release timing right. I replaced my 30 amp fuse with an auto resetting one and never had an issue again.
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