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Old 03-09-2007, 05:11 PM   #21
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... Well, I picked up four of these landing jacks/gear...



... Hope they work the way I imagine that they will...
My wifey thinks its overkill, but I think they'll be real cool
when we can pull off and do all that fancy leveling from the dry,
temperature controlled comfort inside our skoolie...
And if need be, I'm pretty sure I'll be able to lift the
wheel/frame high enough to allow for a tire change....
'hope it works.... I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope.....
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:45 PM   #22
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What kind of power are those drawing? I would imagine they're 12 volt although 24 would make sense as well I guess. Are they electric over hydraulic, worm gear drive, screw drive?
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Hey Ex...

They're 12v power legs, 2 speed motors- control knob in/out activatesTHE 2 different speeds, no worm gear. I haven't got my grubby hands on them yet... I suppose the "I JUST PICKED UP" phrase was a little misleading... More precise would be "I just purchased them and am awaiting delivery"...
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... Here's a picture of gearbox's guts...



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Looks like a screwdrive on the legs and a two speed dog clutch setup just like a transmission to me. That should be a good, robust unit. I'm going to be following the install of those, that's for sure.
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:01 AM   #26
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These look like pretty nice units...any more info on them? Have you received them yet?

I just threw the link for the Bigfoot system up for reference and ideas. I don't think I'll spend that kind of money either!
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:01 PM   #27
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Still waiting on delivery... Planning on modifying the switches from those pull out/in knobs to solenoid actuated.... Anybody have any suggestions as to what type of solenoids would best suit this sort of application? Or does it really matter?
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Ford starter solenoids from TSC or similar are my universal answer for anything that needs a solenoid switch. They are simple, cost all of $5, and are available darn near everywhere. They aren't rated for a 100% duty cycle, but I've seen them used in that application rather successfully. The biggest consumer of them I've seen aren't Ford owners, but rather people with old snow plows that need new solenoids.
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Hey Oldog12! What is the collapsed height of that landing gear? In all my experience building semi trailers (for Ravens before they were bought out), and I never saw any that would collapse enough to fit under a bus. I know I haven't seen it all and I'm curious as to where & how yer gonna mount 'em!?!
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Yeah, I'm a little worried about the height too... The units are 38" tall with 17" of travel... The bus I was looking at to replace my old but not worn out 76 IH Thomas has sort of disappeared, but that's another story...
Anyway, I'm not exactly sure if they'll fit as is, and if they don't, I'm not sure if I'll cut a "shelf" or otherwise a hole in the floor to accommodate the jacks, or try and modify the jacks and shorten them. Shortening the jacks I think would be plan B...



But I plan on mounting them in back of the front wheel wells and in front of the rear wheel wells along the outside of the frame rails...

Any of you TC2000 types out there know what the standard clearance would be from the bottom of the floor to the ground?


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