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Old 09-25-2018, 02:36 PM   #1
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5th wheel front landing gear

The other day I dropped my landing gear and noticed that on the passenger side the pin holes don't go as high up as they do on the driver's side. Is this by design and if so what's the purpose
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This sounds odd... they should be equal.

Are there holes in both direction on the drop tubes?
ie the inside leg that is manually moved by hand is there pin holes fore and aft as well as side to side?

If there are a row of holes that matches the opposite side it may just be a matter of dropping out the inside tube and rotating it to match.... just wondering?

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Old 09-25-2018, 02:49 PM   #3
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This sounds odd... they should be equal.

Are there holes in both direction on the drop tubes?
ie the inside leg that is manually moved by hand is there pin holes fore and aft as well as side to side?

If there are a row of holes that matches the opposite side it may just be a matter of dropping out the inside tube and rotating it to match.... just wondering?

Please list your rig and possibly a picture .

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No there are no holes on the front and backside of the drop tubes. I have a 2014 Coachmen Chaparral 29 BHS. Ill get pictures tomorrow when I get it from storage top work on a few things
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:51 PM   #4
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That's odd.
I've never seen that.
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:27 PM   #5
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That's odd.
I've never seen that.
Lol leave it to me to get the odd trailer. Story of my life lol
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:48 PM   #6
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Did you buy this unit used? if so somebody must of damaged one leg and replaced it with a new leg.
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:51 PM   #7
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Did you buy this unit used? if so somebody must of damaged one leg and replaced it with a new leg.
I did buy it used. And that could be a reason.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:18 PM   #8
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Or, someone dragged that leg and bent it. To fix, they cut off some of it.
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Possibly they didn’t adjust them properly last time they were lubed.
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:49 AM   #10
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An update. Pulled the rig home today. Left landing gear all the way up and dropped the legs. They are the same. Apparently everytime i dropped it the passenger side was lower. I'm allowed a few rookie mistakes being this is my first 5er right?
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An update. Pulled the rig home today. Left landing gear all the way up and dropped the legs. They are the same. Apparently everytime i dropped it the passenger side was lower. I'm allowed a few rookie mistakes being this is my first 5er right?
Sounds good to me.
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An update. Pulled the rig home today. Left landing gear all the way up and dropped the legs. They are the same. Apparently everytime i dropped it the passenger side was lower. I'm allowed a few rookie mistakes being this is my first 5er right?

Hey, that's how we learn

So glad you realized the problem and that you posted the update.

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Hey, that's how we learn

So glad you realized the problem and that you posted the update.

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Yeah i hate when people ask for help but don't update.
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yeah we all do things like that once in awhile. My first time was a little more damaging as I forgot the steps and pulled out of my carport and redesigned them and the carport.
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