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Old 11-20-2011, 10:13 PM   #1
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need some advice

I just purchased a 2007 Wildwood 26BHBS and it has manual landing gear, is there a motor and gear box out there I can purchase to convert this to an Electric setup? I have seen several motors and setups on Ebay but I don"t know if they are compatible? Any info will be appreciated.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:17 PM   #2
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Not sure but I used to use a drill with a modified socket to crank them down. Fast and easy.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:29 PM   #3
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Not sure but I used to use a drill with a modified socket to crank them down. Fast and easy.
Yep! I just use a cordless drill. Works great!
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:11 AM   #4
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The cordless drill method works great. In fact. I think I prefer the manual stabilizers. The electric ones are slower.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:57 PM   #5
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Agree with everyone else. Cheaper, and easier to just buy another drill if the first one bites the dust. There have been some issues with the electric stabilizers. I for 1 would not spend the money for them, just one more thing that can fail. I like simple.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:54 PM   #6
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Like stated above a Drill and a socket extension and socket you are in business.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:10 PM   #7
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Since you have a FR product I sort of assume the landing gear was manufactured my either Lippert or Venture Mfg. If it was made by Venture it is pretty easy and not too expensive to convert. To find out what brand you have, pull the cap from one of the legs off and look for a part number and serial number. Then go online and look up Venture Mfg. I just bought parts last summer and a new leg assy complete and a new gear box was about $250.00. That was to convert to a dual motor setup. So their parts are reasonable.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:37 PM   #8
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The cordless drill method works great. In fact. I think I prefer the manual stabilizers. The electric ones are slower.
Hey Rugged Brown, as with size, speed does matter...haha couldn't resist.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:54 PM   #9
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drilling gives the old guy

by hand I will say those THINGS were pretty slow
got my drill ready for this time out in a couple of days
the guy I bought my trailer from never lubed anyTHING
I put some grease on my jacks
ran them up and down and up and down
in no time
yes ----- sweet ----- and ----- fast
with the big old RV we just sold
with the flick of a button I was level

drilling gives the old guy someTHING to do

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