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Old 02-28-2014, 03:59 PM   #1
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Adding power landing gear

Hey all, I have a 1985 Jayco with manual landing gear, & I am very tired of having to crank that thing two hundred thousand times lol. I found a person on ebay that sells brand new landing gear motors fairly cheap so I was wondering how hard would it be to put one on so that I would not have to use a manual crank. Any input is greatly appreciate it! Thank you very much!
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:57 PM   #2
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I wondered about this as well. Assuming the motors are made for your Jacks they should just bolt on. It looks to me like the most difficult part is running power from the battery back to the jacks and that shouldn't be that hard.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:26 PM   #3
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I wondered about this as well. Assuming the motors are made for your Jacks they should just bolt on. It looks to me like the most difficult part is running power from the battery back to the jacks and that shouldn't be that hard.
I dont think an 85 had power landing gear. I was wondering if the parts of them are the same
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Depends on the landing leg model and what the motor is made for.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:37 PM   #5
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Depends on the landing leg model and what the motor is made for.
Where would I find the model number?
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The ones I have seen the motor you buy hooks right on to where you crank them up and down with the hand jack. Like bjlakatos said wiring it to the battery and switch will be the most difficult part. Good luck
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The ones I have seen the motor you buy hooks right on to where you crank them up and down with the hand jack. Like bjlakatos said wiring it to the battery and switch will be the most difficult part. Good luck
Im not worried about wiring at all. If need be I could run from the king pin docking light to the front storage area. I just didnt know how to connect the motor to the crank part. But ill take a deeper look. Thanks all!!!
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wiring to the dock light will not be heavy enough for legs run it to the battery with a fuse in line and a switch
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wiring to the dock light will not be heavy enough for legs run it to the battery with a fuse in line and a switch
Ok. My house battery is about 5' away. Id just run a designated fuse and wire with switch
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:09 AM   #10
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Try this website it might help

Scissor Jack Motor Kit for BAL Jacks - PPL Motor Homes
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:37 AM   #11
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Those are motors for stabilizer jacks, not 5th wheel landing legs.
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My cordless impact runs those up and down noooo problem. Lol im thinkin biut cutting my spare handle and welding it to a socket for my impact.
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Well this will make your day.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...d_i=1000694071
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I wish... :-( my landing gear crank is a rounded top with a flat bottom... I use one of those on the rear scissors though!
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