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Old 05-22-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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- So I pulled my Cruiser out today to bring it home to prep for my first outing of the year this weekend.

- Everything was fine until I went extend the landing gear to raise the 5vr to level.

- It got half way up and the gears started "slipping and clicking". I didn't want it to break, so I lowered it back down onto my truck and took it to the dealer.

- I didn't want to leave it in my driveway in case I couldn't raise it back up.

- Any thoughts on what's wrong???
- All help is greatly appreciated!!




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Old 05-22-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Doesn't sound good for sure. What did the dealer say?
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We just got our trailer back in April from having the same issue fixed among others. They had to replace the motor and gearbox on our landing gear.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:58 AM   #4
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- They're looking at it tomorrow.
- I've had to replace the "shear pins" on both the drive leg and the opposite leg in the last year and a half.

- I'm thinking I'll need a gearbox at a minimum. I honestly don't think I'll be camping this weekend!?!?!?





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Old 05-22-2012, 01:17 PM   #5
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We had a landing gear issue on our trip to Alaska a couple years ago. First thing we noticed is the gear box had failed, found one in Anchorage but it still didn't work just right but functioned. When we got homeI disassembled and found the worm gear in the rt leg was binding in the nut. This is all internal in the leg. So this is probably the reason for the gear box failure.
Next isssue was it was an obsolete model so had to upgrade which ment a whole new system because the ratio in the new is different than the old. Heavier duty.
Price not that bad tho and problems should be over with landing gear.
I believe this was an attwood system.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:21 PM   #6
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Dennis, they put a more heavy duty motor and gearbox on ours and it is a huge improvement of the stock unit. It moves much faster now and does not strain like the stocker did.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:47 PM   #7
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- Hopefully they can do that with mine!??!



- I hope to hear from them today...
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:15 PM   #8
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just got mine back fron the shop.
the mechanic told me that there is a nut and washer on the leg on the motor sideand from raising the landing gear too tight, the washer "cups", the result is that "slipping" action until finally the leg will go down but not up. therefore do NOT raise the legs up to the "stop"....leave about an inch. Hopefully, that is your problem.
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Mine did the same thing before this trip. I bent one of the legs causing the gears to strip. I ended replacing the landing gear with 2 single legs much stronger than the orig. It cost just a little more than replacing the oirg landing gear.



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Old 05-23-2012, 01:38 AM   #10
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just got mine back fron the shop.

the mechanic told me that there is a nut and washer on the leg on the motor sideand from raising the landing gear too tight, the washer "cups", the result is that "slipping" action until finally the leg will go down but not up. therefore do NOT raise the legs up to the "stop"....leave about an inch. Hopefully, that is your problem.


- That sounds like what I experienced!

- I raise my legs each time tight to the point where the painy "overspray" is.

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