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Landing gear came worked fine this morning (extended to hitch to truck; retracted for storage)

At new campsite tonight they won't extend but will retract.

I got them down manually with the handle to stabilize the 5th wheel for tonight.

Any ideas why they go up but not down?


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12 minutes ago, chirakawa said:

Bad contact on the switch.

I'll 2X that.


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26 minutes ago, Imoski said:

That's what I'm hoping.

I would also check the switch first as that sounds like a strong possibility. Most likely you have a switch that is open in the center position and closed either of the other two positions(raise & lower). It may have one bad set of contacts. You can easily check it with an ohm meter, or as a quick test just use a jumper wire to connect between the lower contacts and the center. It will be very helpful if you have a multi-meter and are familiar with it's use. 

Good travelin !...............Kirk

Full-time 11+ years...... Now seasonal travelers.
Kirk & Pam's Great RV Adventure



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