TONGUE JACKS AND LANDING GEAR
TONGUE JACKS FOR BUMPER- PULL MODELS
If your trailer was ordered with a vendor door(s), it may have the ratchet style door prop to open the door. The operation of this type of prop is to swing the door open until the ratchet system engages and holds the door open. There will be a safety pin provided for each door prop that must be installed. This ensures the door will not come down. To release the prop system, first remove the safe- ty pin, then lift the door slightly to release the ratchet assembly system. If the door is pulled downward without first lifting, the ratchet system will be damaged.
SAFETY PINS ARE PROVIDED FOR USE ON THE VENDOR DOOR PROPS. WHEN IN THE OPEN POSITION, SAFETY PIN SHOULD BE INSERTED THROUGH THE INNER AND OUTER SLIDES TO PREVENT INADVERTENT UNLATCHING OF THE PROP.
Pace American also offers the option of gas shocks to assist in the open- ing of the vendor door, especially helpful with heavier, large doors. After unlatching the door, install one end of each of the pipe-style props provided into the “camel back” bracket mounted on the lower side of the vendor door. One prop goes on each end of the door. After installing both props onto the vendor door, lift the door and allow the gas shocks to push up to the full open
Pace American uses two types of manual tongue jacks. Lubrication and prop- er maintenance of jacks will enhance jack life and make operation smoother. The two types that Pace American uses are: 1) the side-wind model and 2) the top-wind model. The internal gearing and bearings of the jack must be kept lubricated. Using a needle nose applicator, pump a small amount of automotive grease through the lubrication opening. The lubrication opening can be found on the side of the jack tube, directly below the handle. Rotate the jack han- dle to distribute the grease evenly. Lightly grease the inner tube of the jack using the same type of grease. A lightweight oil must also be applied to the handle unit at both ends of the outer tube. The top-wind jack has an access hole on the front side that will allow oil to be sprayed into the threaded rod. By using a product similar to ANTI-SEIZE TECHNOLOGY’s product no. 17061, you will be able to free up rusty and corroded parts, and it leaves a protective anti-rust film. Some spray- on lubricants will only provide short term lubrication and will need to be reapplied more frequently than once a year.
FIFTH WHEEL AND GOOSENECK LANDING GEAR
VENDOR DOORS AND TONGUE JACKS
The vendor door on the left is held open by a ratchet style prop that requires a safety pin. The swing-out arm is shown on the right.
position. Next, install the bottom end of the pipe props into the “camel back” brackets mounted on each side of the opening. Use of these pipe props ensures the doors will not close due to high wind when people may be stand- ing underneath the vendor door. To close doors, unfasten the lower end of the pipe props and pull the door down by using the pipe props.
These kinds of trailers are equipped with a two-speed, twin landing gear. Low speed eases the raising of the unit. High speed will rapidly retract the legs into the travel position. The shaft that the crank handle attaches to is what accom- plishes this gear change. Pushed IN sets the high speed operation while pulling OUT is low speed. If you have questions, please contact us at the Customer Service Hotline toll-free number: 1-800-247-5767.