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Old 07-26-2010, 07:28 AM   #1
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Was doing some tidying up around the front of my Cruiser the other night. Reached up to turn the exterior light on and hit the landing gear switch instead. No harm done of course, but then I had the chilling thought that a neighborhood yah-hoo might do the same, only with evil thoughts.



Has anyone installed a kill switch for their landing gear? Should be easy enough, just interested in how others may have done theirs.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:51 AM   #2
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Was doing some tidying up around the front of my Cruiser the other night. Reached up to turn the exterior light on and hit the landing gear switch instead. No harm done of course, but then I had the chilling thought that a neighborhood yah-hoo might do the same, only with evil thoughts.



Has anyone installed a kill switch for their landing gear? Should be easy enough, just interested in how others may have done theirs.
I put a switch inside some what hid even when you open the access door. I did this not only for the reason you memtioned but may slow down somwone who may try to steal the trailer. By the way the switch on my 2010 Cruiser is on the outside where it is always acessable.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:25 PM   #3
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I split the wires on the motor for the landing gear and installed a plain old simple light switch. Mounted it inside the front storage door on the ceiling.

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Old 07-26-2010, 01:38 PM   #4
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On our '07 30sk I installed a light switch inside the locked battery compartment to cutoff the landing gear power. Haven't done this yet with the new 30sk and will have to put it inside front compartment where the battery now is located. I think it is a good mod. for many reasons already listed.
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Not to hijack this thread, but along the sames line, I have noticed that there are 2 wires running to the landing motor.

When reversing the motor from "up" to "down" do these 2 wires reverse polarity. or does each send +12v one at a time to change direction.

Reason I ask is I want to build a wireless switch system to activate the jacks from a key fob.


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Not to hijack this thread, but...I want to build a wireless switch system to activate the jacks from a key fob.


Remote controlled landing jacks? Pulpwood, you are my "hero of the day", I love it!
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I think that diesel Dave makes that mod, I think that Huntter and several other have made that mod. They will probably chime in here

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Not to hijack this thread, but...I want to build a wireless switch system to activate the jacks from a key fob.


Remote controlled landing jacks? Pulpwood, you are my "hero of the day", I love it!
Well thanks, but don't make me your "hero" too quick. Not sure I got this thing figured out as of today!

They make a commercial version, available at Camping World and other places, but I've discovered remote switches with key fobs are really cheap. Only problem is they will not handle the current load of the jack motor.

Next step would be have them control relays that would handle the current. Was hoping someone would answer my "polarity" question above as I have not had time to go into my jack motor to determine how it is wired.

Stay tuned for a solution!! I may also post this on rv.net to see if any home made solutions out there.
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Easy mod to do. When I did mine it took longer to get the parts than it did to do the mod and I live 3 minutes from one of the "big box" hardware stores. I just bought a plastic "handy box", 2 strain relief camps, a standard white light switch and face plate. The wiring for my jacks ran right by the front, side compartment door so I just cut the "red" wire and spliced in the switch. We have several .........ornery kids in our neighborhood, nice kids but the "Dennis the menace" type and they are very curious about the camper so I figured a ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It did take me a while to get used to having the switch. The first few times I forgot and thought my landing gear were messed up. Now it is just part of my routine to turn it on, lower the gear then it turn it off again.
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I bought my wireless remote from dieseldave last year and it works great. Thought about changing everything to wirelss but justrecently decided against it.

As far as a lock out switch, it's simple to do, just be sure the switch is rated for the load.Edited by: ryeja
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