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Old 01-12-2016, 06:01 PM   #1
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Electric Stablizer Won't Extend

Went out to blow out the lines and pour some pink stuff in the p-traps over the weekend in preparation for the first freeze of the year... FYI....didn't happen.
Anyway, since I have to extend the slide to access the bathroom and the guy to my left had just pulled out, I figured I'd open it all the way. So, I attempted to extend the front stabilizers won't go down. Motor spins in both directions with no movement of the legs.
Any ideas? Is this something I can possibly fix myself before contacting Lippert?
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:40 PM   #2
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Does it have shear pins that might have sheared?
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:40 PM   #3
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Does it have shear pins that might have sheared?
Motor spins, but screw does not.
While attempting to manually lower it, this fell to the ground. Revealing the real problem.
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There is a sheer pin in the shaft on the motor side. It sounds like it may be sheered off. This can happen by putting too much pressure on the mechanism when lowering or retracting the stabilizers. I have done this twice so I speak from experience. You can find where the pin goes in by crawling under the trailer on the motor side. You can turn the shaft by hand to line up the hole in the shaft. If you don't have a sheer pin a small bolt that will fit in the hole will work.
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You can see the hole where the sheer pin goes in the photo you posted. You will find a matching hole in the threaded shaft. The washer goes over the threaded shaft and is between the end of the larger tube and the metal bracket. You can see the imprint of it on the metal bracket the threaded shaft goes through.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:43 PM   #6
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I saw the pin on the motor side, couldn't tell if it goes all the way through or not.
Wonder if I could drill it out and put a larger bolt through there, that's a lot of torque on that small pin.
We'll at least the weather will be good this weekend, sounds like a Saturday morning project.
Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:57 PM   #7
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Some pins are made to shear off at a certain point. It prevents damage to the motor. Don't know if I'd use a regular bolt, but maybe a shear bolt like on snowblowers. Of course, I don't know if they sell them in Texas.
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We get snow in Texas, not too much in south Texas, but north Texas and the panhandle get more than you would think,
You can keep the white stuff... like fhenn, I enjoy turning off the AC to winterize.
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I suggest that if you use a bolt to use one that will sheer in a high stress situation. As Mark5W stated the sheer pin is there to keep us from damaging the system or burning out the motor. Having said that, I still have the bolt in mine and just make sure when I am extending or retracting my stabilizers that I don't over extend the pressure put on them.
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You have to remember that some of the switches are mounted on the aluminum skirting and are very suseptible to corosion from road goop and water/salt. Some have been known to engage on their own because of this. That could shear pin or burn out motor if there is a bolt and bolt does not shear.
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