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Old 07-02-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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Escape 5.0 Landing Gear Problem

Just came back from an up island long weekend camp. Unfortunately during take down I discovered that the right front landing gear did not work. I used the manual crank and was able to get home. Once there I did some looking about, I swapped out the switches as the left one operates ok, and still no motor on the right, fuses appear to be good. Been to the Atwood site but not much info there.

So no motor on right side, swapped switches to confirm they aren't the problem, fuses are good, having no other electrical issures.

So was wondering if any one had any ideas prior to me calling out the mobile trailer techs.

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Old 07-03-2013, 07:29 AM   #2
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Hi: Conuma... I have always wondered if this problem would occur. I'd be in touch with Reace before any one touches it!!! The motor is certainly replaceable as is the whole landing gear unit but I'm sure getting at it is a job for those who put them in there. Ours are 7 yrs. old and have certainly had their share of ups& downs. Alf
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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Conuma, did you check the power connection that sits just under the hatch door? There is a small splice connection in the line that sits just under the hatch along the bulkhead. I didn't know it was even there. Made a panic call to Reace from Vancouver Island where we were stuck and he had us check it, and sure enough, I must have snagged the wire putting something in the hatch and it came loose. It was the right front landing gear. You might check it out if you haven't already . . .
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Forgot to add . . . It's inside the left hatch door, where the landing gear controls are.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:37 PM   #5
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All Fixed

Just talked to Reace and discovered there was an inline fuse that got pulled apart. All is working now. Great service from Escape as usual !! As pointed out in the previous post be careful about what you put in the forward storage compartments and make sure you don't snag any wiring.
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Just talked to Reace and discovered there was an inline fuse that got pulled apart. All is working now. Great service from Escape as usual !! As pointed out in the previous post be careful about what you put in the forward storage compartments and make sure you don't snag any wiring.
Hi: Conuma... Glad it was an easy fix. We had the kill switch accidentally snagged by the power cord. Had to use the manual crank to raise the landing gear... then thinking back about the situation traced it to the switch. WHEW!!! Alf
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Thank you. I know this is an old thread, but when I got home my right landing gear would not work. I thought I remembered something about that so I did a search. And here it is.
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As pointed out in the previous post be careful about what you put in the forward storage compartments and make sure you don't snag any wiring.
Exactly. When I went through orientation, the fuse and that big ole compartment was pointed out. And is said, you may stuff that hatch full of necessary items (chalks, etc.) but the wiring and switches for the landing gear are right there. With some planning, I think that hatch would be usable. Just have to be very careful
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Exactly. When I went through orientation, the fuse and that big ole compartment was pointed out. And is said, you may stuff that hatch full of necessary items (chalks, etc.) but the wiring and switches for the landing gear are right there. With some planning, I think that hatch would be usable. Just have to be very careful
Yes glad this was brought up again, I shall have to watch it myself when I stuff things in there.

BTW Donna why do you need CHALKS, do you need to draw lines to help you back into a camping spot?

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Dang spell check. Call it what you want (or spelling!) but 5ers need to be chocked differently than typical trailers due to the landing gear (Dennis SAID, don't drag the landing gear when hooking up!)
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