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Old 06-12-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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I just picked up the Cruiser from the dealer following the Annual Crossroads Inspection. The tech told me that you are NOT suppose to retract or extend the landing gear to the stops as you might shear the "pin" on the gears. I have never done this anyway (I don't even like to hear the slide drivetrain "ratchet") but no one has ever said this to me before.



What the tech said makes sense as there is a lot of torque in those little motors. Has anyone else ever heard this?
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:20 PM   #2
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What the tech said makes sense as there is a lot of torque in those little motors. Has anyone else ever heard this?










No, but is does make a lot of sense. I recall the DW retracting them once to point where they ratched. Nothing failed but we were a lot more careful since then.Edited by: Hamops
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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First (and last) time my DW retracted the landing gear, she went too far and bent the spring pins beforeshe stopped. I was able to straighten everything out, but that was enough for her. She is already in the truck ready to go when I am doing the last couple things before we head out.

As for the torque of these little motors, I could see it, since they bent those pins so easily and are strong enough to lift the front of the fiver.....Edited by: lenny
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Thanks for the info Stan. I try to never go to the end of the gears but have done it a time or two by accident.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:11 AM   #5
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Stan,



I got that info from the tech when I frist picked up my Cruiser. But since we got them at the same dealer, it was probably the same tech.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:16 PM   #6
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Find out how far your leg retracts and about 1/2" before it hits the stop take and draw a line aroung the bottom of the stationary leg onto the moving one. Then when the line appears you know when to stop. Works the same going the other way.



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