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roy67ss

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Posted: 01/04/20 08:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been working on a neighbors 5th wheel landing gear. He broke the original plastic gear box and has a new metal one that fits fine. The trouble is, it is nearly impossible to lift the trailer manually. The new gearbox is a 3:1 ratio. I do not know what ratio the original was. Does anyone know if there are different ratios available for these gearboxes? I have searched and it is nearly impossible to find any reference to the gear ratio on these replacements.


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Posted: 01/04/20 09:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Plastic.....Metal
Both have same 3:1 ratio

WHY are you manually lifting it?


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Posted: 01/04/20 10:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are the legs lubricated and in good condition? It should be fairly easy to crank. I'd look a little deeper.
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