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Posted: 11/11/19 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

08 landing gear on Cedar Creek has one mot. It really labor’s. Can a guy remove the head banger shaft that crosses from drivers side to curb side and attach a second motor.
This would make for unobstructed access to the front storage too.


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ivbinconned wrote:

08 landing gear on Cedar Creek has one mot. It really labor’s. Can a guy remove the head banger shaft that crosses from drivers side to curb side and attach a second motor.
This would make for unobstructed access to the front storage too.


Here is an observation on my 2008, as well as my friends 2010 , both Montana Fifth Wheels. Grease is a wonderful thing unfortunately the 2008 of mine has only the one zerk to lube the top gears. The 2010 has two perks one for the top gears , and one for the long worm gear.

The 2010 was also laboring, mine has always ran decent, not great, but still on the original motor. The 2010 was nearly coming to a stop , well the gears were pretty dry, greased up both zerks, and it runs like a champ. That could be your biggest problem.

The thing is the grease on the worm gear did the most good, but I don't know a good way to grease that worm gear if there is no zerk there. I have had the legs off ,and somewhat apart ,and got some grease on the worm gear. I also replaced drivers side, and it does have the double zerk.

As far as double motors , I guess there would be a way, although they do sell the double motor units. A bit spendy .

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Yes, look for possible zerk. Mine has them, about 6-8"s down from the top IIRC. On mine, the top cover is easy removed to put a bit of grease on the gears, if needed, mine did not. After a few shots of grease in the zerks, running legs up/down, made a big difference for me.

You can replace your landing gear system, with a separate motor/leg system, that can operate independent of each other.

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My front jacks work and then the system clicks and nothing, any thoughts?

thanks in advance!


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Hooking up a 2nd motor could probably be performed. How would you synchronize their speed so the landing gears operate at the same speed?
I have no idea where the zerk comments come from!


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Posted: 11/11/19 02:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“How would you synchronize their speed“
I’m thinking they would self adjust because of demand as they seem to slow down under stress.

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Posted: 11/11/19 04:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One of the main advantages of two separate motors is two separate controls so you can control the motors independently. They will run at the same speed so that part doesn't matter.


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Can someone post a picture of the zerk fitting location?


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amxpress wrote:

Hooking up a 2nd motor could probably be performed. How would you synchronize their speed so the landing gears operate at the same speed?
I have no idea where the zerk comments come from!


Why would you need to worry about sync'ing them? Put in 2 switches to control them separately.

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Posted: 11/11/19 08:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

E-Trailer has the parts to do the conversion to 2 motors. It might be a kit but I can't remember. I was going to this to my Jayco but went 6 pt hydraulic levelors instead

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