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Old 08-13-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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Landing gear relay

have had problems with landing gear switch burn out due to overload would like to fit a relay switch to take the load , can anyone advise me on how to wire one into the system .

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Landing gear? Are we talking about a fifth wheel? If so, you can probably get more help in the 5W Trailering Forum.

It's easier to just install a switch with a higher amp rating, maybe 50A or so. Any decent auto parts store can get you one of whatever size and type you need. Or a Grainger store.

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Old 08-13-2011, 10:59 PM   #3
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These switches to my knowledge are not available in auto parts store. Grainger would be best bet. The switch is a double pole double throw type normally 30A or higher. A HD relay could be wired in with out to much problem if room is available. If I remember correctly my Kountryaire switch has five terminals. Each landing gear leg has it's own switch tho some fivers have one switch for both legs.
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:11 AM   #4
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landing gear relay

Landing gear is on Grand Junction 5th wheel and has one switch with six terminals.

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