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Old 07-14-2015, 09:51 PM   #1
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Smile lippert landing gear feet

Just a heads up to those who have lippert landing gear and leveling systems with the steel feet. Our 2014 330rls has these and on our most recent trip one of the feet fell off the leveling leg. Come to find out these are bolted on and have a tendincy to loosen or fall off. I welded my, no more issue!
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:03 PM   #2
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I wonder if the feet were bolted on to give them some measure of flexibility on an other than smooth surface?
Solidly welded may cause problems in some cases.
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I wonder if the feet were bolted on to give them some measure of flexibility on an other than smooth surface?
Solidly welded may cause problems in some cases.
I agree, last time out I parked on slightly uneven surface and watched the pads tilt alittle.
Maybe high strength lock tite on bolts might be better.

But thanks for the warning because that is definately not covered in any high quality Dutchmen's owner's manual and would be something I would never even think twice to check. 👍
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I agree, last time out I parked on slightly uneven surface and watched the pads tilt alittle.
Maybe high strength lock tite on bolts might be better.

But thanks for the warning because that is definately not covered in any high quality Dutchmen's owner's manual and would be something I would never even think twice to check. ��
Locktite or double nutted or Nylok nuts will work. Even peen the bolts to keep the nut from coming off.
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These feet are not butted, the mount is threaded. I don't think there is enough tilting motion to amount to anything. Good theory tho.
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Sorry, bolted not butted.
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Update. Finally found time to install my new landing gear pads. I removed the existing pads and they were welded to the mounting brk't. Not bolted like the new replacement. The pad I lost only had about 1/8" spot of weld on it! Good quality control! Also my rear pads were installed to pivot side to side not front to back of the Rv like the front landing pads, I changed them to pivot like the front ones.
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