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Old 09-29-2008, 01:03 PM   #1
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Blowing Fuse on 5th Wheel Landing Gear

I have a 2008 Forest River Sandpiper 5er and I am intermittently blowing the 20amp fuse for the landing gear motor. It happens after operating the motor for a few minutes, but not all the time. Does each landing gear have it's own motor? Do these need to be lubricated? Where are they located and is there a manual crank to operate these if you don't have power? Any and all assistance would be appreciated?
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:27 PM   #2
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Update to this issue. AFter talking with the manufacturer of the motor and technical support at Forest River, I discovered that there was an undersized fuse in the circuit. It was a 20 amp and should have been a 30 amp. The gentleman at Forest River said he had heard of the same problem before. For anyone interested, the fuse is located inside the battery compartment. It is in a fuse holder that comes of the electrical bus mounted on the inside wall.
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:55 PM   #3
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Yep...mine is a 30 amp. And I keep a few in the spares kit.
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