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Old 07-04-2014, 07:16 PM   #1
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Front jacks on 5th wheel

The motor part on the jacks works great. However, one of the jacks is very hard to push up or down prior to activating the motor part.
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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Can you look at the jack leg? Sounds like it is bent and binding
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:10 AM   #3
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The motor part on the jacks works great. However, one of the jacks is very hard to push up or down prior to activating the motor part.
It does sound like the leg was bent. They are very easy to remove and can probably be straightened, assuming the bend isn't too severe. Good luck!
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:52 PM   #4
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Mine has a grease zerk on the top...could it be that it needs a bit of grease?
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:31 AM   #5
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The motor part on the jacks works great. However, one of the jacks is very hard to push up or down prior to activating the motor part.
Checking for a bent leg is a good suggestion.
But it sounds like you're talking about the extension leg, with the holes and a pin running through it.(?)

Grease, corrosion, dirt/sand and just plain old gunk can get up in there and make the two pieces of square tubing very difficult to slide against each other.
May have come out to be thoroughly cleaned. Or get it out as far as you can and clean as much as can get to.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:54 AM   #6
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Bent or you're retracting them too far?
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:30 AM   #7
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5th Wheel, front jacks

My problem is the difference in height of the pin release allowing the jacks to extend. The one on the left is about 6" lower than the right side. This means the left one is always 6" lower when completely retracted. They weren't always this way. Anyone know a fix? is it simple or ........thanks.
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So few posts on this thread . . .

Penguin, you really need your own thread as your issue is different BUT: no one knows what set up you have so we can only guess. Left side, right side, in what context?
If it's a single motor with a lead and follow leg, you disconnect the cross tube between the legs and run one until they match in length.
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Thanks, think you may have solved my problem. It a single motor, curb side, and that is the furthest extended leg. Will give it a try. Sorry about the wrong post site, this was my first.....cheers
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