Skip to content

Change font size

Neat addition for front support legs

Discuss fifth wheel style trailers here.

Moderator: Limey

Neat addition for front support legs

Unread postby Limey on Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:39 am

I found this... OK I was bored.... but it is really neat - expensive but neat - what do you think!!

This is neat (You Tube embedding did not work on this one!


and here is their website: Support Leg Assistant
Martyn (aka Limey)

2004.5 Dodge Ram 2500 QC CTD 4x4 SLT; 2007 Coachmen Chaparral 267RLS;
Reese 15K Slider; Prodigy; JT Stabilizers; Rotochoks; 2 Honda EU2000i's
2006 Glastron MX175
User avatar
Limey
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1191
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:34 pm
Location: Bennett, Colorado U.S.A.

Re: Neat addition for front support legs

Unread postby ButteBumBob on Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:24 am

It looks like one more thing to get in your way during set up. I would worry about it getting caught on something and ripping your landing gear leg off.
2004 Crossroads Cruiser 29rk
2004 GMC Sierra, crewcab,SB,4x4,Duramax/Allison
1973 Seeker travel trailer (for the short trips)

Image
User avatar
ButteBumBob
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
 
Posts: 197
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:42 am
Location: Albuquerque,New Mexico USA

Re: Neat addition for front support legs

Unread postby skipnchar on Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:02 pm

What am I missing? I don't think I've ever seen a 5th wheel that didn't already HAVE some variation of the same type of system only a less complex version, on the landing gear. The ones I've seen have a spring loaded pin that you pull out and the leg drops under gravity and the pin finds the closest available hole automatically when you hit the button to extend the gear.
2007 Rockwood 8314SS Travel Trailer
F-150 HD OR F-250 PSD SCREW (whichever I feel like driving)

Image
User avatar
skipnchar
Senior Contributor
Senior Contributor
 
Posts: 886
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:20 am
Location: Topeka Kansas

Re: Neat addition for front support legs

Unread postby Limey on Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:38 pm

skipnchar wrote:What am I missing? I don't think I've ever seen a 5th wheel that didn't already HAVE some variation of the same type of system only a less complex version, on the landing gear. The ones I've seen have a spring loaded pin that you pull out and the leg drops under gravity and the pin finds the closest available hole automatically when you hit the button to extend the gear.


I agree - when dropping the legs. But, what about raising them? I find it to be a pain, especially with my bad back and having the extra weight of the JT's. To be able to simply wind them up would be wonderful! I would imagine that, with some refinement it wouldn't be bad to have. Way too expensive though, and they stick out a little too far for my liking!
Martyn (aka Limey)

2004.5 Dodge Ram 2500 QC CTD 4x4 SLT; 2007 Coachmen Chaparral 267RLS;
Reese 15K Slider; Prodigy; JT Stabilizers; Rotochoks; 2 Honda EU2000i's
2006 Glastron MX175
User avatar
Limey
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1191
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:34 pm
Location: Bennett, Colorado U.S.A.

Re: Neat addition for front support legs

Unread postby Benny on Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:46 pm

$225 ... think I'll pass on it.
2005 Glendale Titanium 28E33B
2005 Chev Duramax 2500 CC
User avatar
Benny
New Member
New Member
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:23 pm
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Re: Neat addition for front support legs

Unread postby cwit on Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:56 pm

I think these are way to long , I like my snap pins. The winch might be nice but not nice enough for big bucks. :roll:
User avatar
cwit
Senior Member
Senior Member
 
Posts: 439
Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:48 am
Location: Lake Champlain, NY

Re: Neat addition for front support legs

Unread postby Cobra909 on Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:33 am

Benny wrote:$225 ... think I'll pass on it.

Agree!!
Julie & Lynn Hanks
Bailey (Cocker Spaniel)
2007 Dodge 3500 CTD QC 4x4 Laramie
2007 Crossroads Cruiser 30SK
Image
Cobra909
Member
Member
 
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:03 pm
Location: SW Louisiana

Re: Neat addition for front support legs

Unread postby waflhtirider on Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:55 pm

The biggest problem I see (with a larger heavy 5er) the outer legs are stronger(no holes in them). Carriage actually states in my owners manual to extend the gear at least 2/3 of the way down before lowering the inner legs (legs with holes in them).
Ryan(W7SFO), Beth & Alyssa. Pierce County WA State
Nights Camping in 2009 24
http://www.myspace.com/waflhtirider
2008 Dodge RAM 3500 Long Box 4WD Quad Cab 6.7L CTD 6 Speed Auto
2006 Carriage Cameo LXI 35KS3 5th Wheel
User avatar
waflhtirider
New Member
New Member
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:20 pm
Location: Pierce County Washington

Re: Neat addition for front support legs

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Sun May 11, 2008 7:51 pm

Well, after getting up and down on my back twice in the last few days on the rocks at my storage spot, I'm starting to see the physical (if not cost) value in these.

But agreed...wowzers, $225 is a bit much. I'll continue to get down and dirty for the time being. :)
User avatar
PrivatePilot
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 717
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:34 pm
Location: Courtice, Ontario, Canada

Re: Neat addition for front support legs

Unread postby Frank Henn on Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:39 am

PP
I have the snap pins on my landing gear. I you do not have these get some worth the $$$$. When raising the gear I will pull the pin out, and take the dowell that came with the kingpin stabilizer inset this dowell into the bottom most hole, and lift up. easy, no getting down on you back
Frank and Janet Henn
with Hoover the Wonder Dog Now introducing Rainbow the wonder puppy
2008 Crossroads Cruiser CF32BL
pushing a 2005 Dodge 2500 CDT
Image
Frank Henn
Established Member
Established Member
 
Posts: 111
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:42 pm
Location: Jackson, Mississippi


Return to Fifth Wheels

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Up Login   Register Up