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Old 11-08-2017, 01:07 PM   #1
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Landing Gear "short stroking"

Might be a post about this in the history, I just couldn't find anything. Has anyone ever had an issue when retracting the landing gear and one or more "short stroking"? It started a few trips ago, the left front will retract and stop short. I have always been able to push the retract button again to get it all the way up, but yesterday I now have another doing the same.

It seems to be random, and only on retracting. All will still extend fine, and knock on wood it hasn't had any problem self leveling. My fluid is fine, all the electrical seems ok, any thoughts??? TIA
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Might be a post about this in the history, I just couldn't find anything. Has anyone ever had an issue when retracting the landing gear and one or more "short stroking"? It started a few trips ago, the left front will retract and stop short. I have always been able to push the retract button again to get it all the way up, but yesterday I now have another doing the same.

It seems to be random, and only on retracting. All will still extend fine, and knock on wood it hasn't had any problem self leveling. My fluid is fine, all the electrical seems ok, any thoughts??? TIA
I wonder if the system might need to be bled.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:48 PM   #3
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Does your unit have the Lippert hydraulic level-up system?

Is the controller auto-resetting when retracting the jacks?
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:24 PM   #4
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Mine did the same thing. I ended up replacing the breaker and it fixed the problem. Breaker is in the battery compartment, above the batteries on the wall. Napa carries the breakers.
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There has been much discussion on this forum and others regarding this.

Mine was doing the same. During retraction: after about 5 seconds it would stop, I would wait about 7 seconds to hear the auto breaker reset, then start again, rinse and repeat.
To fix it, I changed the auto reset breaker to an 80AMP if I recall. No problems at all since.

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Mine does this when it's cold. My dealer said this is common. When it warms up, it works flawlessly.
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Mine does this when it's cold. My dealer said this is common. When it warms up, it works flawlessly.
Those silly dealers! Common is their cover word for all things screwed up by the factory.
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