Well, I thought the landing gear motor system did not seem to work properly since I got the 5er in January of this year. When raising or lowering the legs the motor or gears seemed to strain when operating (the noise level was getting louder during each use). So yesterday the motor would not lift or lower the legs and I'm unhooked and sitting in a campground. I was able to use the manual crank to raise the 5er up, however, the first two cranks of the handle was extremely hard. After that the manual crank operated fairly easily. I retried the electric motor and the problem reoccurred. My dealer's service manager at first thought the problem was with the gear system but he said that since I was able to manually crank the landing legs that the problem may be elsewhere. I did notice grease fittings located in the front compartment one on each landing leg. Could this be the problem (needs grease)? On a side note when the legs will not retract or extend there is a terrible ratcheting sound coming from the gears while trying to operate with the electric motor.
PS We are otherwise enjoying the Western Canyonlands
2011 Rockwood 8285 WS
2011 GMC 3500 HD 4X4, 6.0, 4.10, SRW