drop down legs

Submitted: Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 16:45
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Are bolt on wind downs compatible drop downs to fit?
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Reply By: Member - John - Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 16:47

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 16:47
g'day, what is the question are you asking?
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Follow Up By: sined22 - Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 17:23

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 17:23
Hi John. I want to replace my wind down caravan legs with drop down ones. I would love to know if the bolt holes are the same on both types. I hope someone has done it. Thanks for your interest.
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Follow Up By: Keir & Marg - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 09:43

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 09:43
I replaced the wind-down legs on our Jayco Penguin Outback with the drop-down legs. I got fed up with the leg-adjusting screws breaking after a couple of dozen uses. The wind-down legs were fastened to the van chassis with Techscrews so the wind-down legs were relatively easy to replace, but I had to carry a spare leg assembly all the time.
However the Atco drop-down legs are bolted to plates hanging from the chassis, so I had to get these plates welded on in order to change to drop-down legs. I'm very happy with the result. The drop-down legs are so much better, and can be raised and lowered with a portable electric drill so we've saved ourselves time when arriving and departing.
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Follow Up By: sined22 - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 09:52

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 09:52
Thankyou. That backs up what I thought.
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Reply By: Member - John - Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 18:11

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 18:11
Sorry, have no idea.
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Reply By: KevinE - Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 21:53

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 21:53
No - they're very different!

The drop down ones have lugs sort of like spring hangers.
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Follow Up By: sined22 - Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 23:30

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 23:30
Thanks Kevin
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 08:55

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 08:55
Caravan Corner Steady Category - Here is a page from one of the online cattledogs. Click on the pictures for a better look at how they mount. There are a couple of different manufacturers products for you to review. Amongst the other products you may find your existing legs.
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Follow Up By: sined22 - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 09:08

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 09:08
Thanks Peter.
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