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    Front Landing Gear Question

    Hi All,

    Suddenly we have very noisy front landing gear. I sprayed what I could get to with silicone but it's still very noisy.

    I was checking around and the whole motor seems very loose. Does anyone know if I should feel it moving around? Or should it be solid?

    Thanks
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    Landing gear drive motor!

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy's 5th Wheel View Post
    Hi All,

    Suddenly we have very noisy front landing gear. I sprayed what I could get to with silicone but it's still very noisy.

    I was checking around and the whole motor seems very loose. Does anyone know if I should feel it moving around? Or should it be solid?

    Thanks
    Without actually seeing what causes the noise, it would be hard to say for sure "but"!

    I would say the drive motor needs to be solidly mounted to operate correctly and as quiet as it possibly can!

    Just my guess.
    Bob G
    Last edited by Rgreenawalt; 10-30-2015 at 06:38 PM.

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    Ours has some zerk fittings on it near the top where cross shaft attaches to the vertical shafts. Have your lubed these. The Lippert tech told me to give each one about 2 pumps of grease once a year. Or more I suppose if you operate your landing gear alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J&G garage View Post
    Ours has some zerk fittings on it near the top where cross shaft attaches to the vertical shafts. Have your lubed these. The Lippert tech told me to give each one about 2 pumps of grease once a year. Or more I suppose if you operate your landing gear alot.
    I didn't see them on mine and to think I left my grease gun at home.

    I was hoping someone who is near their Reflection can get in their front compartment and see if the motor assembly is rock solid or moves.
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    I will look in the morning. Don
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    Hey Paul...I checked mine. The gearbox is not solidly mounted onto the drive leg either though I'm not experiencing any unusual noise.

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    My gearbox is loosely mounted to the landing gear shaft housing, as well - appears to be intentional. About 10 days ago, the bolt that secures the square drive shaft for the passenger side landing gear to the output shaft of the gear box sheared off. I was able to get the remaining middle piece out of the output shaft (it had sheared off both ends and is threaded through the shaft). Fortunately, the bolt sheared off with the gear in the up position, so we were able to pull the rig to the nearest Lowe's and match up a replacement bolt and self-locking nut. We were on the road in about half an hour. My theory is that the gear for the passenger side landing strut was closer to "full-up" than the driver's side strut gear and sheared when the passenger side strut retracted full-stop before the driver's side gear hit the top.

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    My 27RL has the loose motor too. I'm hoping its normal as everything works fine. I looked inside the front compartment and located the zerk fittings mentioned in the prior post. I would have never known they were there. Thanks!
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    Well I got a better look this morning and I did finally identify some zerk fittings. Actually there are 2 on each side. I never noticed them before because they were obviously installed before paint. Now my question is if I need to remove them and try to clean the paint out of the holes or what? Also I don't have my grease gun with me so I guess I need to buy a spare to keep in the trailer or what?

    I was glad to hear others with a 'loose" motor I guess. That either means they are installed with play or it could mean there are others that have come loose. What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy's 5th Wheel View Post
    Well I got a better look this morning and I did finally identify some zerk fittings. Actually there are 2 on each side. I never noticed them before because they were obviously installed before paint. Now my question is if I need to remove them and try to clean the paint out of the holes or what? Also I don't have my grease gun with me so I guess I need to buy a spare to keep in the trailer or what?

    I was glad to hear others with a 'loose" motor I guess. That either means they are installed with play or it could mean there are others that have come loose. What do you think?
    On the grease zerks, you can take a metal pick and push in on the ball the holds the grease in to make sure it is free. Then go ahead and give it a squrt or two.
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