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Old 07-30-2009, 02:00 PM   #1
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front landing leg problem

This problem is on a friends 36ft 95 travel supreme fifth wheel. on the motor side of the front landing, the leg (that has the foot on it) is very hard to slide down and to get back up into the main part of the leg. about 8" will slide up easily then it is like its bent up in the leg. He has to use a wood board and hammer to bring it down or back up into the main leg. Any suggestions on what could have happen? this is the part with the holes. thanks
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:32 PM   #2
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Front landing leg............

MY FIRST THOUGHT WOULD BE THAT HE BACKED UNDER IT TO FAR AND SLID THE LEG ON THE GROUND!

CAN HE GET THE CAMPER HIGH ENOUGH TO GET THE INNER LEG OUT, TO GET THE KINK OUT OF IT?
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:33 PM   #3
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Exactly my thought. He has bent the leg big time. His only choices are, Take it apart and try to fix it, or replace it with a new one.
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I agree. If he can get the lower leg out, he can use a straight-edge to guide him in straightening the tube. The best option is to use a hydraulic press for straightening. Perhaps he has a machine shop nearby that will do the work. Hammers usually compound the problem.
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Either leg is bent or it may have the same problem I have. The previous owner loved to grease the landing legs and the slides. Been removing this grease for the last 4 years and using silicon. Legs were loaded with old hardened grease. John
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Trust me, the leg is bent. I just replaced the non-drive side Atwood leg on mine. Someone either hit it too hard hitching up w/o blocking the wheels, or left the leg down.

I used a hydraulic press and an oxy-acet torch to monkey with mine and I got it better, but eventually I just ordered a new leg.

My local family owned RV shop got me the best price I could find.

Changing it out is quite simple.

It really isn't worth the time to try to repair it.
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