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Old 06-25-2022, 09:43 PM   #1
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Loss of 12vdc to landing gear

Hi all...new to site and looking for some help. I have a 2007 Pilgrim 5th wheel and have lost the 12vdc to the landing gear motor. The motor does work hooked straight to an independant battery. The switch has power and does switch polarity. Checked both 30 amp fuse in panel and 30 amp fuse on the positive wire at the motor and both metered okay. Is there a resettable manual breaker possibly somwhere on these systems?
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Standard set up is wired directly from battery with 30A in-line fuse

Pink wire...POS from battery with fuse
Short black....NEG to battery
Red.....Red on Motor
Black...Black on motor


Check your ground connection


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Old 06-26-2022, 02:47 PM   #3
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Jack issue

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Hi all...new to site and looking for some help. I have a 2007 Pilgrim 5th wheel and have lost the 12vdc to the landing gear motor. The motor does work hooked straight to an independant battery. The switch has power and does switch polarity. Checked both 30 amp fuse in panel and 30 amp fuse on the positive wire at the motor and both metered okay. Is there a resettable manual breaker possibly somwhere on these systems?
Take a look for an inline fuse or a bad ground.
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Many electrical issues are caused by bad grounds. So when it gets weird, stop and clean the ground connections.
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Turns out the switch is bad. Jacks originally started binding from over-travel and jacking stopped both up and down. Inline fuse is good and all grounds okay. As I mentioned, the motor works straight to the battery without the switch. Have ordered a new switch.


I originally changed out the momentary switch to a maintained one as I have an Anderson ball hitch which had consumed time to hold it up or down. The reason for the Andersen was that I have a turnover ball from pulling a 34" full living quarters gooseneck horse trailer. It appears the contacts in the maintained one must have failed on the binding.


Thank you for the help!
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Over running (extend or retract) will do damage to:
Shear pins, helix gear set, clutch gears in addition to high amp draws

With trailer connected full extend landing gear then retract 1" and paint RED Line. Then full retract and extend 1" and paint another RED line

When operating landing gear do not go pass RED Lines
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Old 07-02-2022, 10:42 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. Switch arrived, installed and all is well. I was sure there was an auto or manual reset breaker tripped but my RV luckily doesn't have one hidden somewhere. I know some manufacturers do put them in.
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