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Old 10-12-2006, 06:47 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if there is a aftermarket front landing gear system that lets one control each leg seperately as well as together?
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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Does anyone know if there is a aftermarket front landing gear system that lets one control each leg seperately as well as together?
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:22 PM   #3
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Alpenlite has used that system for years. I suppose one could just buy two more switches and wire them up accordingly.
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:37 PM   #4
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My landing gear has separate switches. I suspect that if you identified the power lead to each of your legs you could put a separate switch in each so you can control them separately.
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:58 AM   #5
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On other forums I have heard about BIGFOOT levellers. They are used for disconnecting, then for leveling, and apparently, each one is indenpendant.
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:27 AM   #6
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My landing gear is two seperate legs, connected together with a square shaft, and run by one motoer/switch. You could take the bar off, add a motor and switch, but I don't see hw you could put the motor on the same side, so the motor will need to run backwards. in other words up would be down and dwon would be up. maybe you could just wire the switch backwards.
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Old 10-16-2006, 03:36 PM   #7
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i've seen a system advertised in magazines. i can't recall the name at the moment but i seem to recall them being very ($$$$$$$) pricey. Has a memory system to keep the rig level at all times.
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:26 AM   #8
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Miles, check with the manufacturer of your existing front jacks. They might have a kit, or the parts for adding a seperate motor to the opposite leg. On my old Hitchhiker it was possible to do this.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Teton Grand </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes it can be done on most fifth wheels. Teton has been doing it for years and so have Hitchhiker as a op. You only need a motor and a switch and maybe a gear. If you do the work yourself, you can most likely do it for around $150.00?
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Old 11-08-2006, 07:56 PM   #10
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How would one keep from twisting the frame with individually controlled jacks?
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Ray,

I use the individual jack controls to get the landing gear pads to hit the Lynx Leveler blocks at the same time - in other words, I adjust for any side-to-side elevation variance before the pads hit the blocks. Once they hit the blocks, I engage both switches in unison to bring both sides of the front end up together.

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Old 11-09-2006, 08:58 PM   #12
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That is what I am looking for.
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Miles,
I just bought components for my 5er to add the second electric jack. My frame is made by Lippert. I called there warranty dept. and they set me up with a new jack, motor, gear reducer and wire harness to replace the non motorized side of my jacks. I have yet to install it but it was an easy purchase and resolution to my problem. The crossbar was in the way of an generator install.

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A bit delayed, but I have a set made by Ultra Fab. Excellent customer service too. http://www.ultra-fab.com/productPages/ultra5thwheel.htm
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