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Troubleshooting 5th Wheel Landing Gear That Retracts But Wont Extend

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My left front Jack will raise with no issues but when I try to extend it will not go down and all it does is make a clicking sound. My batteries were fully charged and I was plugged into my house cannot get it off of my truck. My Jacks are on two separate switches 2022 genesis supreme vortex. Do you think it could be the landing leg gear or the gear box. Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks

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Expert Reply:

It could be some internal parts but it could also be the electrical system itself. The easiest way to know if the internal parts are the issue or not is to use the manual override to see if it will extend and retract without any electricity. If it does then you'll want to check your electrical connections but if it doesn't then it's something internal and you'll need to take the jack apart to see what needs to be replaced.

Should you decide to replace your landing gear I recommend checking out the Bulldog Electric 5th Wheel Landing Gear Set # BD500170 since you can adjust the legs independently of each other for quicker leveling. These fit the standard 15-1/2" inner/17-1/2" outer weld-stop measurements so if you have something different just let me know!

Lippert 5th Wheel Landing Gear Motor 142178
Lippert 5th Wheel Landing Gear Motor 142178
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Jon G

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There is no stamp or any information on the leg itself. The only thing I can see is the tag on the motor. I was actually thinking of buying this one LC119102 from you guys. Would it work?

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Expert Reply:

Thank you for the reply and photo!

The motor you have is the part # LG-142178 which is compatible with the # LG-1 and # LG-2 landing gear so you'll need one of the following legs depending on whether it's the lead or follow leg and what the height of the outer black tube is for your current jack:

LG-1 (29-1/2" tall)
Lead - # LG-179013
Follow - # LG-179014

LG-2 (33-1/2" tall)
Lead - # LG-177202
Follow - # LG-177201

The Lead Leg for Venture 5th Wheel RV Landing Gear# LC119102 that you're looking at is 32-3/4" so it wouldn't be an exact match which will throw everything off. If you measure something different please let me know and I can help you look into this further.

Lippert 5th Wheel Landing Gear Motor 142178
Lippert 5th Wheel Landing Gear Motor 142178
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