Replacing 5th wheel landing gear
I have a 1998 carri-lite 5th wheel. Earlier in the season we had problems with the Jack's. The RV guy redid all of the gears in the gearbox. We took it out maybe twice and went to hitch up and the lead Jack stopped working. 1/2 way on the ball of the truck and it wouldn't budge. We ended up cutting off the post. At that point, the other Jack would work. The manufacturer went out of business about 11 years ago. My RV guy told me the cheapest electric set he could find was around $650. After much research I found a set on etrailer.com made under their name for under $300. Since Lippert owns almost everything now days anyway there is a good chance it it manufactured by Lippert and has almost identical features to Stromburg Carlson.
Does anyone have any experience in this area, or any suggestions or cautions? The deal seems a little too good, but the regular price is close to the stromburg price, but then it is on sale ,and free shipping.