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Old 03-25-2014, 09:12 PM   #1
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Voltage Rear Leveler Leg Issues (Electric)

Last year I had one of the snap pins from the drop leg (the one with all the holes) of the rear leveler break off and get stuck between the drop leg and the powered portion of the leg. I thought this was happening because I didn't lock the pin in all the way as some of them require some wiggling to get them to go through both side. The first time wasn't so bad but the second time it really got wedged in there and I had to remove the leg from the trailer just to get home from the weekend.

I took the leg home and really had to work it to get the busted portion of the pin out. Once i got it out of there, I had to beat on the drop leg a bit just to get it back into the powered portion.

I have since ditched the snap pins and I use the regular pins similar to the ones that were on the from legs. The problem is, that after the last two times of camping, these pins are bending on the ends as well. I know for a fact that these go all the way through as I snap the little metal safety bit over the end of the pin. The only thing I can think of is that with the potential that the holes are reamed out a bit or there is a little gap it puts too much pressure on the end of the pin. It still does not make much sense but I figure the best way to fix it is to get a new leg or at a minimum the drop leg.

Can any of you that may be at your trailer tell me how long the rear leg is? I know they are shorter than the fronts. I want to make sure I get the right one.
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No doubt there is a difference between the electric legs and the hydraulic ones. I have hydraulic that I can measure if that will help but I'll need exactly what demension you want. Just the leg itself or ?????
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I have the hydraulic levelers so I can't comment on the legs.

As far a bending pins. Couldn't you use a high grade bolt instead.
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No doubt there is a difference between the electric legs and the hydraulic ones. I have hydraulic that I can measure if that will help but I'll need exactly what demension you want. Just the leg itself or ?????
Unfortunately the hydraulic leg is completely different than the electric.


Thanks though.
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I wonder if it could do harm if there was nothing in the microwave? Many many years ago I was told that you shouldn't turn the microwave on if nothing was inside it. Is there any truth to that?
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I was told that the rear electric legs were for support only and not to be used to level in any way. We may have a different setup though. Mine is the type that has a motor with a threaded rod that drops the legs down by pushing them from the inside out and drops the legs from the outside.
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I was told that the rear electric legs were for support only and not to be used to level in any way. We may have a different setup though. Mine is the type that has a motor with a threaded rod that drops the legs down by pushing them from the inside out and drops the legs from the outside.
Same type of leg. The rear legs do assist in leveling the trailer. My auto level figures all that out but I do know they are used for leveling purposes.
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I wonder if it could do harm if there was nothing in the microwave? Many many years ago I was told that you shouldn't turn the microwave on if nothing was inside it. Is there any truth to that?
Here you go Anyone else's microwave start up by itself?
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