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Old 04-04-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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Fifth leg locks

Does anyone have these? I hate the pins with the flip lock ( not sure what they are called) and I be been looking around and found these on eBay. It is such a pain to try to find the correct spot to send the pin through. The last time out, it was raining on setup and being under there fiddling with the pin whilst being soaked with water running down the side of the 5ver. Any advice or better item in mind?? Thanks
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Why? They should be spring loaded and snap in when they find a hole. I lower my legs maybe an inch or two, pull the pins and continue lowering the legs until I hear the pins drop in and then go until I am free of the truck. Takes me all of 30 seconds to set the pins. It appears either you have broken springs or are not doing something right.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:40 PM   #3
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There are no springs on my current pins. I saw the pins thathave springs in them and clamp onto the legs on eBay as maybe an upgrade to what I have now. It seems like you have what is pictured already and sounds like it may be worth the investment. Mine are just a pin with a wire bent to fit around the leg and capture the other side of the pin that protrudes through.
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Mine have the spring as well. Like Don says I just pull the pin and lower or raise the leg until the pin snaps into place. If yours don't, its either broken or the manufacture cheaped out. Go get it fixed. I bet its not much fun setting your legs the way your describing.
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Wow, no one pays attention to the post.....when i say mine arent spring loaded, but apparently the answer is yes the spring loaded ones are better.. Thanks
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I have a simple removable pin...nothing is broken or missing or needs fixing. I just wanted to know if the spring loaded ones I pictured in the first post were worth investing in.
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Yes, 07psdcrew, to answer your original post. My Montana came with a similar spring loaded pin. I can't imagine using the kind of pins you describe.
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I read your post....yes they are worth the cost to upgrade. We just purchased a used new to us Alpenlite that had the clips and upgraded to the spring snaps. Easy to install. My unit has the Atwood landing gear and they make two different leg/hole sizes...before you order, ensure the size of your leg's box and pin hole size.
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Yes snap pins are a great upgrade.
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Yes, the upgrade is worth it.
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Get the snap pins. You will wonder how you got along without them
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