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RE: Ground Control 3.0

Considering most of the weight is on the wheels, the actual load on those front jacks isn't that high. Thousands of trailers have them and yes they do require some maintenance. They don't cost a lot and are easy to change. B.O. This is their auto leveling system where the two front legs work independently of each other. Depending on how level the site is, they will take some weight of off the tires sometimes. I don't consider $450.00 per legs cheap and that was the best price I could find on them. I had to buy the entire assembly which includes motor and gearbox. I don't trust them now and will return to putting boards under the tires to level side to side before hitting the auto level. Kind of defeats the purpose of having the auto level. There is nowhere to get grease in them without taking them off and disassembling them. That's why I'm thinking of drilling the hole and at least getting some grease on the gear above the leg that extends. Whoa! They look just like the standard electric leveling jacks that many RVs have. They have a screw jack inside just like those. Might be worth comparing them. B.O. I would consider switching to an old style, but, would lose the ability to level with them. Each of the 4 legs have their own motor and gearbox with an integrated circuit board that counts the revolutions that they turn to know how far they are extended. I was unable to find just parts and had to order complete assemblies. The attached link says they have a 5,000 lb capacity. LCI's website says 15,500 for the total system whether it is the 4 leg electric or 6 leg hydraulic. I'm wishing now I would have bought one with the hydraulics. I asked my local dealer and they said it would cost 5-6,000 to change over to hydraulic so that's really not an option. Oh well, I'll know next time. LCI leg
rconkin 03/24/20 08:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ground Control 3.0

What is the material clogging the screw leg? What appears to be grease is actually the metal of the gears on top of the leg that extends. That's the second picture looking at the top of that leg where that material used to be. It was hard to get a decent pictures with my phone.
rconkin 03/24/20 04:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ground Control 3.0

Did you run them way out every time you set up, and not drop the inner legs? Just curious, but I have seen this posted before about not being able to grease them too. I have to run them out a couple of inches farther since I have the Andersen ultimate hitch when hooking and unhooking. Otherwise, I would say no farther than any of the other 5ers I've had. I always drop the inner leg some. How much depends on the level of the site. I've had some where the slope to the front is high enough that the front landing gear have to go almost all of the way back in to get the camper level. I also use 6x6 blocks under all 4 of them when I can.
rconkin 03/24/20 04:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ground Control 3.0

Considering most of the weight is on the wheels, the actual load on those front jacks isn't that high. Thousands of trailers have them and yes they do require some maintenance. They don't cost a lot and are easy to change. B.O. This is their auto leveling system where the two front legs work independently of each other. Depending on how level the site is, they will take some weight of off the tires sometimes. I don't consider $450.00 per legs cheap and that was the best price I could find on them. I had to buy the entire assembly which includes motor and gearbox. I don't trust them now and will return to putting boards under the tires to level side to side before hitting the auto level. Kind of defeats the purpose of having the auto level. There is nowhere to get grease in them without taking them off and disassembling them. That's why I'm thinking of drilling the hole and at least getting some grease on the gear above the leg that extends.
rconkin 03/24/20 04:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ground Control 3.0

The nut looks like cast pot metal, can you determine what it is made of? It's definitely not steel and your probably right guessing pot metal. That's what I would guess.
rconkin 03/24/20 04:29pm Fifth-Wheels
Ground Control 3.0

We have a 2016 KZ Durango 2500 D349BHQ. Last summer I had to replace the LF landing gear after just 3 years of use. After our last trip last fall I had unhitched and was attempting to raise the front some when the RF landing gear failed. The front of the camper dropped down when it failed and fortunately the leg was only extended a couple of inches at that point. DW was inside cleaning out the refrigerator and it was enough that it gave her a pretty good scare as she was afraid it had dropped on me. I ordered another new leg and just had the opportunity to replace it last week. When I disassembled the old leg I found that the gear in the top of the leg itself had stripped out. In the picture of the worm gear, what appears to be grease is actually the gears from the top of the leg. I have sent both KZ and LCI emails along with these pictures. I have heard nothing from KZ and really don't expect to as they have never replied to any other emails I have sent about this and another issue I was having in the past. I did receive a reply from LCI putting responsibility on KZ for deciding which units they put these on. My opinion is that LCI states the lifting capacity they are capable of and that is how the manufacturer decides what it can be used on. They were kind enough (sarcasm) to offer me 20% off on any parts that I might need. Anyway, I'm very dissatisfied with this system and would warn others not to purchase a 5er with this unless it is a very small one. Also, if you currently have this system and start hearing screeching when operating, I would stop right then. I am planning on drilling some holes in the outer portion near the top so that I can get grease to the worm gear as of now there is no way to do that. Has anyone else had similar problems with these legs/levelers? https://i.imgur.com/wxz8wwy.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/d6NF7jV.jpg?1
rconkin 03/24/20 12:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jekyll Island Site selection

Thanks for your help. Now to decide whether to stay up front or in the back. The previous trips we have been in G, E, and B.
rconkin 01/24/20 01:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Jekyll Island Site selection

It's been a few years since we have been there and would like some help in choosing a site. We have a 41' 5th wheel. Sites are D4, D8, D9, or C14-C19. Thanks in advance.
rconkin 01/24/20 06:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Broke landing gear

One of my landing gear won’t extend. Would roadside assistance cover a tow truck coming to campground to jack up front of camper so I can hookup to get home?
rconkin 08/24/19 08:40am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Whats Your Real Weights? Truck and Trailer. The Real Deal

After years of camping, I finally weighed my current truck and 5er in my sig. Truck with full fuel tank. Steer 5000 Drive 3660 Truck with 5er and full fuel tank Steer 5000 Drive 6440 Trailer 12180 So I have a pin weight of 2780 (18.5%) and gross trailer of 14960 with 1/2 tank of fresh water. A lot heavier than I thought I was. Oh, I have run Sailun G rated tires on 5er since I bought it.
rconkin 07/26/19 11:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Margaritaville RV Resort Buford Ga

Facebook Page Looks pretty nice.
rconkin 07/25/19 02:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Kz Durango 2500

We have a 16 2500 and have been very pleased with it. Only had a couple of items for warranty before the 24 month warranty ran out. LED light strip in awning and the wood around refrigerator was moisture damaged. Turns out the damage was because the refrigerator vent was stopped up. We had a 13 Montana before that and I feel that it is as well built as the Montana was. I had just upgraded to Sailun G rated tires on the Montana and had those moved to the KZ when we traded. Depending on the weight, I would recommend going to G rated tires. Also, ours has the adjustable height suspension like a previous Jayco had on it. Mine is as high as it will go and I have about 7" clearance towing level.
rconkin 07/06/19 01:37am Fifth-Wheels
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