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Old 06-18-2011, 09:18 AM
mrbob43 mrbob43 is offline
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Default Keystone landing gears

Replaced the first one under warranty. Had to replace a second time a little over one and a half year later. Was told by repairman and dealer also that the landing gears had many problems. This gear has a 3 year warranty with 2 separate motors and sturdier legs. After explaining the problems with the two gears, KEYSTONE said too bad, out of warranty. They still use the same old landing gear. You would think that something that important might use a quality part.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:49 AM
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well the landing gear on my alpine is touchy. likes to pop the fuse if you stay on the switch too long. They went to hydraulic this year, and I am not surprised. Very marginal design for the bigger coaches.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:46 AM
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before we changed landing gear brand, we had an inline breaker installed--no more fuses and a short wait if breaker tripped which it never did. Even the dealer that sold us the unit blew two fuses loading it onto our truck. They said it happens a lot and to carry extra fuses. Bad design by Keystone, but it all goes along with the total poor landing gear that is standard equipment. Why don't they charge a little more for the unit and install a better landing gear. Oh, it must be because they figure in a year that it's not their problem.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:07 PM
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I have had fuses blow as well.If my funds are available next year I will change over to hydraulic.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:58 AM
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I just read another post where someone said that a tech fixed the problem by improving the ground connection. I will try that and see if there is a difference. I emailed my dealer to see if they have any fix as well. I hate to have to replace something like this on a 3 month old coach. I paid for landing gear , I expect it to work.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:03 AM
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Default landing gear problem corrected

i have a 3150 montana 5th wheel that had problems with the landing gears going up with a load on them....

2 months after i got the rig had the motor replaced....then a year out of warranty it happened again...this time i just had 2 venture motors and legs put on the rig.....they work great.

I have asked montana to reimburse me for some of the cost....we'll see. their tech told the dealer that they was NO Problem with the one electric motor...."used on hundreds of models without any problems" yea, except mine.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:26 AM
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I fell your pain... see this post and also the post within it.

I to, went with a self resetting breaker and have not had a problem for the last three trips but I am sure more trouble is in my future. When it happens I will go aftermarket. I like the ultra-fab that has two independent motors for easier "finishing touch" leveling.

Finally, I had another Raptor before this one and it had hydraulic slide outs and the motor/pump leaked all the time.... so I feel like they would use the same quality system in the landing gear and it would probably leak also!

All said, I love my Raptor and cannot wait for my next trip in it!
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:50 AM
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Good luck with Keystone. They told me no warranty, no help even though the landing gear had to be replaced twice. Finally got a good quality one rather than their poor quality.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:52 PM
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For what its worth, I've had no problem with mine on my Outback. Not yet anyway. I have been told to never fully extend or retract them, as this will cause blown fuses, broken shear pins, etc.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:20 PM
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On your Outback, the in line fuse WILL blow if you retract the front stabilizers too far. FYI; if it ever does happen; simply open the front hatch under the front bunk house and on the right hand side, (12 inches) down the electrical feeder line, next to the right hand leg (as you face into the unit) you will find the hard to see in line fuse cap. Pop it and replace the fuse. You may consider finding this earlier than later and ensure you have an extra fuse on hand.

I learned from experience on a Sunday as I was hooking up for a long trip. Fortunately, I called the only local RV repair in the mountains and he was leaving on a mission. He walked me through it. Saved me a service call.
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