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Old 03-06-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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Front leveling jacks. Are they made too cheap to handle the weight of the newer 5er's

I would just like to pass along the possibility of your front leveling jacks are maybe made too cheap. I recently dropped of my camper for service and after 2 weeks I went up there to check the status off the repairs and this is what I found, my 5er on a jack stand. After looking I feel that maybe they are not using a strong enough steel to make these jacks. It split the metal right up the corner. Do any of you have any input to this???
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:12 AM   #2
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Wow... I'm assuming those are pictures of your 295RL?

What caused the bending? Did the camper fall doing a hitch pull test?
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:27 AM   #3
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Wow... I'm assuming those are pictures of your 295RL?

What caused the bending? Did the camper fall doing a hitch pull test?
I was told that when they were moving it on their lot, they parked it on a spot that wasn't level and when they put it down the trailer rolled a bit and bent the jacks. I was not there so I will never know, but from all I see it is very possible.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:35 AM   #4
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Looks to me that they were damaged when the dealer was moving the camper and didn't have the front of the camper raised high enough and hit the ground with the landing gear while in motion. I think the dealer is telling you a story...

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Actually, it looks like they were too lazy to run the landing gear down before pulling the snap pins to drop the legs.

If you look, the extended legs had to be darn near the full length extended. You should run the jacks down so no more than 2/3 of the extendable leg is out the bottom.

In situations like yours, the weight won't have internal support from one leg inside the other, and especially when the weight is offset to one side, it is easy to split them like that.

And yes, it does look to me like it wasn't lifted enough, and could have been dragged by the operator....
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Actually, it looks like they were too lazy to run the landing gear down before pulling the snap pins to drop the legs.

If you look, the extended legs had to be darn near the full length extended. You should run the jacks down so no more than 2/3 of the extendable leg is out the bottom.

In situations like yours, the weight won't have internal support from one leg inside the other, and especially when the weight is offset to one side, it is easy to split them like that.

And yes, it does look to me like it wasn't lifted enough, and could have been dragged by the operator....
Yes,and Hurry,Hurry,Hurry,lets get this done! Youroo!!
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Your dealer is paying for the replacement landing gear isn't he?
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Agree with Steve, and it definitely looks like it was dragged forward with them down.
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Actually, it looks like they were too lazy to run the landing gear down before pulling the snap pins to drop the legs.

If you look, the extended legs had to be darn near the full length extended. You should run the jacks down so no more than 2/3 of the extendable leg is out the bottom.

In situations like yours, the weight won't have internal support from one leg inside the other, and especially when the weight is offset to one side, it is easy to split them like that.

And yes, it does look to me like it wasn't lifted enough, and could have been dragged by the operator....
Yup, yet another case of braindead dealer's workers.
If they don't offer to replace both jacks, sue them.
Or better yet, get a 4x8 foot sign made up of that picture, and sit in front of their dealership for a day. That should get some action!
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:33 AM   #10
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Your dealer is paying for the replacement landing gear isn't he?
They told me they would take care of it. Lets hope so!!
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