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Old 04-01-2016, 03:47 PM   #11
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i do the same as post 67

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Old 04-01-2016, 04:14 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by 5picker View Post
No need to block up the lower side as long as you have enough adjustment holes to make up the distance and still be able to raise your unit for unhitching. Once you lower one side to touch the ground, simply lower the other to do the same. Makes no difference to the jack leg as far as lifting whether one side is longer than the other side as long as they both touch at the same time.
X's2 5 picker is correct. The only thing I would add is that you want to drop the shortest distance because of stabilization the more leg drop the less stable the front end would be. That's when the JT stabilizers are worth the money....I never just went to unhook with not lowing the landing gear a little so I knew I had stroke to work with to make a fine adjustment. It's trial and error but you will get the hang of it. A tip that I learned the hard way, never bring them up 100% till they will not go up any farther. You will trip the breaker everytime. I drew a line about an inch down so I couldn't do that and stopped. Yet still had plenty of clearance for travel. I almost had to stand on my head to reset that little breaker, mine was located behind the battery box, I had to call my dealer. After that I put in an auto reset 40 amp that the dealer sent me. But I still stopped at that line when I brought them up.....

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Old 04-01-2016, 04:50 PM   #13
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BBQGuy put a link for that adjustable foot. Probably going to buy a pair of them. I have the JT strong arms on my coach. I'm very happy with how they stabilize my unit. When I raise my landing gear I stop when I reach the factory paint line on the legs. Seemed like a pretty good reference point and no blown fuse (good info to have though, thanks). It's been a seamless transition into a fifth wheel and wish I had done it sooner. Don't tell my DW I said that, or I'll hear "I told you so" for the rest of the camping season. I'm sure I'll have more questions down the road but I've been on this site for a couple of years now and have learned tons of info.
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:27 AM   #14
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a friend added a second motor and switch. Now lowers them individually and doesn't worry about uneven ground.
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:14 PM   #15
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adjustable pad

Originally Posted by 5er_tom View Post
I have an adjustable foot on one side. I put the legs down and when the non-adjustable foot is almost touching the ground, I wind down the adjustable foot so it is at the same distance from the ground as the other foot. A friend gave it to me so I am not sure where one can be purchased.

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Try Googling Ultra-fab 17-940007 for an adjustable pad for landing gear.
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:22 PM   #16
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I too carry a few pieces of plywood to level the jacks. after leveling the wheels, sometimes I still might be 1/2 inch off. I have made blocks 12x12x8 to put under the front jacks, do not like to extend the jacks all the way down. have found it does make it more stable. I place the blocks down and then plywood down to get the jacks as close to level as I can

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Old 04-02-2016, 01:36 PM   #17
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I guess no one else has hydraulic landing gear? No worries with a hydraulic set up because it self balances left to right.
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:40 PM   #18
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I really see no need for adjustable pads. the holes are spaced @ 1" o.c and that's close enough for me. The rear stabs I try to get as extended as possible to make them more stable. Of course, the legs on mine are reinforced and have alum covered Linx blocks bolted to the bottom as do the axle stab and the landing gear.
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:48 PM   #19
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I simply drop both legs and then run the jack motor to lift. The leg pins will snap in by themselves. I normally put 4X6 blocks down first to spread the load out and reduce the length of the extended leg for stability.
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Old 04-02-2016, 02:10 PM   #20
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Here's something to carefully consider...I found out the hard way.

If you pull into a site that is LOWER at the rear, extend the landing gear out more than half way using the motor, and then unpin the extension part of the legs to the ground. This will give you enough travel to be able to unhitch from the truck, and then you will also have enough vertical travel to compensate so that you can level the rig front to back.It will mean that your front end, after leveling, will be very low to the ground and the rear will be high.

OTOH, if you are pulling into a site which is HIGH at the rear, unpin the extension part of the legs out as far as you feel comfortable (you have to play with this to get experience to know how much to extend), and then use the electric motor to unhitch. Then, of course, you will have enough travel left to compensate for the high back end of your site.

You may want to put marks on the legs(the upper parts) for the amount of slope you may experience in different campgrounds. Also put a halfway mark on them so you don't extend too far. It takes practice, but it's worth it.

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