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83trekker

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Posted: 03/08/12 02:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mile High wrote:

Curious what kind of remote you got? It can make a difference how you wire it.

Mine had a solenoid so I just went straight to the same spades the switch connects to with an up relay and a down relay. Be careful that if your remote is a "momentary up - momentary down" on the same button that there is a delay before it switches. Otherwise if you walk out of range or let up slightly on the button it will instantly reverse - and it's a little hard on the gear and motor.

I did buy another solenoid and added it to my slides so I could remote control them as well, but I don't remember where I got it. Somewhere on-line.


This is a 2 button remote. Its for a Tracker winch bought from Princess auto here in Canada.

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83trekker wrote:

I am having trouble finding a solenoid with 7 post like the one in my diagarm, or could the both postives go on one post, both negatvies on one post. and a postive go to the middle of the toglle switch and ground out each side of the switch?

Looked at your diagram. That is a solenoid made for reversing a DC motor. You need all 7 terminals wired as shown. It is made to work with a single pole double throw switch. Your remote then just hooks into the various terminals on the solenoid.

So who has a trailer that came with a solenoid? Once we find somebody with one, we can get the information off of it and track one down.


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Wouldn't it be easier to just get the product designed for this application.

Landing Gear Remote Control

and cheaper yet,
Same thing from Adventurerv

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The solenoid is required to control and direct the very high amperage required to feed through those 6 guage wires.

Any RV jack motors I've looked at had 12 guage at the largest so I'd be surprised if you'd even need a solenoid for any of them.

I kinda think the multi-function rocker switches used on most trailers are capable of the amperage load without a solenoid.


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bpounds wrote:

Wouldn't it be easier to just get the product designed for this application.

Landing Gear Remote Control

and cheaper yet,
Same thing from Adventurerv


Mine was 50 bucks on sale, those above are way to expensive. Be alright if i had slides to extend out.

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Posted: 03/09/12 10:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you need the solenoid - just google up "reversing solenoid" and a batch will show up. Here is what you would be looking for and there is a wiring diagram. Your two button remote should work.

reversing solenoid


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bstark wrote:

The solenoid is required to control and direct the very high amperage required to feed through those 6 guage wires.

Any RV jack motors I've looked at had 12 guage at the largest so I'd be surprised if you'd even need a solenoid for any of them.

I kinda think the multi-function rocker switches used on most trailers are capable of the amperage load without a solenoid.


This is what i am thinking too, do i really need solenoid if my motor doesnt have one? i know for sure its not wired with 6 guage , maybe 12 gauge at most.

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83trekker wrote:

bstark wrote:

The solenoid is required to control and direct the very high amperage required to feed through those 6 guage wires.

Any RV jack motors I've looked at had 12 guage at the largest so I'd be surprised if you'd even need a solenoid for any of them.

I kinda think the multi-function rocker switches used on most trailers are capable of the amperage load without a solenoid.


This is what i am thinking too, do i really need solenoid if my motor doesnt have one? i know for sure its not wired with 6 guage , maybe 12 gauge at most.
Actually I had it backwards - my slides had the solenoid, but the landing gear did not. The landing gear went straight through the DPDT switch. I added the solenoid because my remote control relays were not designed to handle the 30A the landing gear motor was fused at.

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Mile High wrote:

83trekker wrote:

bstark wrote:

The solenoid is required to control and direct the very high amperage required to feed through those 6 guage wires.

Any RV jack motors I've looked at had 12 guage at the largest so I'd be surprised if you'd even need a solenoid for any of them.

I kinda think the multi-function rocker switches used on most trailers are capable of the amperage load without a solenoid.


This is what i am thinking too, do i really need solenoid if my motor doesnt have one? i know for sure its not wired with 6 guage , maybe 12 gauge at most.
Actually I had it backwards - my slides had the solenoid, but the landing gear did not. The landing gear went straight through the DPDT switch. I added the solenoid because my remote control relays were not designed to handle the 30A the landing gear motor was fused at.


So maybe i will be alright then with out it? cant wait to get my trailer in.

For the toggle switch for our landing gears, is the switch usually when you press it to eaither side to raise or lower competing a ground our a postive?

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I'm scratching back about 5 years when I did it, but I think it was all switched on the positive side. I remember the generator start threw me off because it actually switched ground.

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