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Old 09-29-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
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Convert landing gear to electric on Scamp 5er

Okay it's that time of year where I need to get my projects done on the 5er that I bought last summer. I travel a lot in my camper thus I hookup and unhook almost every single night during the summer. With the current hand crank system this takes quite a toll on my shoulder. One of the main projects I want to do is convert the hand crank to an electric system. Is there a better system out there that I haven't heard about? What are you guys using, where did you get it, and what modifications did you have to do to make a nice system. Also about what am I looking at for a price.
I appreciate all the advice I can get, thank you in advance
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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I made a device that I chuck up to a battery powered drill and insert it then stand there and run the drill. Just about the easiest thing in the world to do.

What ever you do, don't cut up your crank because when you forget to charge the drill battery you will need the hand crank.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:44 AM   #3
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LOL!! That sounds good but I'm trying to downsize a bit and not carry so many tools.
I've looked at some systems online but they get into reduction gear boxes and such. While I know you can't run at high speed I'm wondering if you can just hook up a 12v low speed, high torque motor.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:57 AM   #4
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Steve, I put one of these on our present camper. There is a good chance that it would bolt right up to your landing gear. B 4 I would order one, I would look to see if it would connect and/or call Scamp to see if it is possible.

The Draw Back: It costs to downsize. The drill takes up very little room.

Atwood RV Motor Kit 5th Wheel Landing Gear 75391 - $237.90
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:09 AM   #5
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Thanks Darwin, that looks just like what I have been seeing on ebay (one for $69 and one for $89) but they have a disclamer that you need a reduction gear box. I'm wondering if since it is currently a hand crank it is already reduced?
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:23 AM   #6
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Here's a discussion with part numbers, etc.: Atwood Fifth Wheel Jack - Electric Motor instead of Hand cranking
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:36 AM   #7
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12 VOLT LANDING GEARBOX MOTOR BY MOTECK | eBay

Try bottom dollar surplus on eBay.
I have a new motor and gear box for sale for $60.00 shipped. (SOLD)
If I can find the switch you can have it also.
PM if you want. Mike
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:38 AM   #8
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Gear box

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RV-5th-Wheel...ba6431&vxp=mtr
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As always, thanks Donna for the great research. I need to figure out how to better maneuver through this forum so I can access all the older posts.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:48 AM   #10
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mszabo is that your ad on ebay? Look for my PM that's a great deal. What did you have it mounted on?
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Get the motor already mounted to the gear box and the switch all together.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:56 PM   #12
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I agree with Steve- is there an indexed archive of all these topics? They will all come up again sooner or later...
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