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Old 01-18-2017, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Powered landing gear?

Just picked up my new 36ft Bravo gooseneck today and just cranking it once convinced me I need a powered landing gear. The good news is that its already set up for a hydraulic unit with a mounting plate in the center.
There seems to be 2 types electric and hydraulic, is there a preference? What do people have?

I so see some other kits also that just bolt on to the exiting landing gear.

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I have hydraulic. Much better than electric in my opinion
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Doing some researching I'm coming to the same conclusion, hydraulic is better.
Bob you remember the brand you have?
I found two so far, Bigfoot and Equalizer Systems.
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Nice trailer!
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Doing some researching I'm coming to the same conclusion, hydraulic is better.
Bob you remember the brand you have?
I found two so far, Bigfoot and Equalizer Systems.
I have to check on which system i have, but funny story. So leaving Summit Point last year I could feel the rear tire on truck was having an issue. It became severe and knew a blowout was about to happen. I pulled into a rest stop and instead of unhooking everything and jacking up the rear of the truck, i put a block under the jack and lifted the truck rear end up and tire off the ground. It was like a Nascar pitstop and I was underway in 15 total minutes.
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I've got hydraulic on our 44' stacker. It's good. Just be sure you have a way to recharge the battery that drives the hydraulic pump.

I've had mine go dead twice and having to hand-crank when I could have pressed a switch.
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I have Hydraulic and no issues...that is about as far as i can tell you to which is better, ha

(and yes Jwasilko) make sure that battery is charged....i keep a tender on mine when in storage and my generator charges it when it is in use at the track
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Just to follow up, I just ordered a EqualizerSystems AM/24 unit. This is the unit that Bravo installs if you order as part of your build.
http://equalizersystems.com/equalize...lic-systems-2/
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I have the Equalizer Systems on my 24' and love it. It's the envy of most in the paddock
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