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  • Replacement Landing Gear Motor for Atwood Motor Mobile MPD 71119
  • I found the link you were thinking of (it's attached), and the correct replacement motor for the # Atwood MPD 71119 is the part # AT75367 that I referenced. I believe the confusion may have came from the fact that the part number you did end up buying was also mentioned on the page.
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  • Comparing Atwood, etrailer, and Demco Trailer Brakes for Boat Trailer
  • Essentially yes, all of them will work for your trailer assuming you have 3,500 pound axles and a 4 bolt mounting flange. However, there are some differences between the brake assemblies you mentioned. The Atwood # AT85735 a free-backing brakes, meaning they will not engage when reversing with your trailer. If your trailer has a reverse lockout on it then this feature is not necessary. They're coated with an e-coat used for corrosion resistance. The Demco brakes # 40716-15 are...
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  • Troubleshooting Latch not Opening to Attach to Trailer Hitch Ball on Atwood Actuator # AT82543
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled an Atwood Actuator, # AT82543, to examine it more closely. I did find that it takes considerable force to pull the latch open. Beyond that, I found that if you loosen the bolt that holds the latch in place a little, the mechanism will move more freely. Make sure not to remove the bolt as the spring inside that creates tension for the handle will fall off. Tighten the bolt back down when finished moving the latch.
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  • How to Bleed Hydraulic Brakes with the Atwood Actuator # 84137
  • A method that we have used to bleed hydraulic brakes with an actuating coupler is to use a pair of vice grips. Attach the vice grips to the front of the ball coupler and slowly push in, then extend the ball coupler into the actuator. Check out the actuator repair video that I have attached. In this video, our installer is repairing an Atwood actuating coupler similar to your # 84137 coupler. At the 6 minute and 30 second mark, he uses a pair of vice grips to bleed the brakes on the trailer. Make...
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  • How To Stop Trailer Brakes For Activating When In Reverse On Incline
  • I can understand the frustration you are having and it is experienced by others who use a manual reverse lockout. What you will need to do is install, Replacement Solenoid Valve for Titan Brake Actuators, part # T4748800. This will not allow the brakes to activate at all when the vehicle is in reverse and you will never have to get out of your vehicle to switch it back and forth. To install, one end will connect the master cylinder, the other end will connect to the brake line. You will...
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  • Where Can VIN Be Found On Travel Trailer
  • Most trailers have a sticker or plate attached to the inside frame on the driver side of the trailer. It may also be located on the tongue. The VIN can also be found on the trailer title. If you do not have a title or the plate / sticker, you can contact your DMV to find out how you can have a new VIN assigned. I recommend having the VIN stamped on a plate so that you can affix it to the trailer for future licensing.
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  • Difference in Atwood # 85736 and # 85841 Master Cylinder for Atwood Brake Actuator
  • The Atwood Master Cylinder # 85841 you referenced is a replacement for the part # 85736 that is no longer available. The cost of the product is located at the link I have provided, not including any applicable sales tax and shipping and handling. I have included a link to an installation video for this product.
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  • How To Manually Raise The Atwood Power Jack # AT81068 And Does It Have a Fuse
  • If you have the Atwood Powered A-Frame jack # AT81068, it will have an alignment tube opening that will be used to manually control the raising or lowering of your jack. You would place the manual override ratchet and socket, that is included with the jack, into the opening and crank the handle clockwise to raise the jack or counterclockwise to lower the jack. If you have the Atwood Standard or Lightweight jack it will not have a opening for a manual override handle. You would need...
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  • How to Wire the Electric Motor for RV Landing Gear # 75391 On a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Start by mounting the motor and switch and removing the fuse on the Electric Motor for R.V. Landing Gear, item # 75391, until installation is complete. There are 4 wires, 2 red and 2 black on the switch and two wires, 1 red and 1 yellow on the motor. One set of red and black wires on the switch are 48 inches long and will be wired to the vehicle battery. The red wire with inline fuse holder is attached to the 12 volt positive battery terminal and the black wire is wired to the negative...
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  • Is the Atwood Actuator 84132 a Direct Replacement For Atwood Actuator 85778
  • The Atwood Actuator, # 84132, may work for you, but there are a few things we will want to know to determine if it is a direct replacement. 85778 is actually the Atwood Literature number for their installation, operation and maintenance manual. We will need to know what size hitch ball is used with this actuator, the size of the trailer tongue, the weight capacity of your actuator and if you are using disc or drum brakes. The Atwood Actuator, # 84132, is bolted on with two bolts into...
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  • Replacement Atwood Coupler Recommendation with 61101 Stamped on it
  • The number 61101 isn't actually a part number, but from a different question we answered here we were able to determine that the part number you are looking for that your couple would have is 82543. Which our part number for that would be # AT82543. This would be an exact replacement for what you have.
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  • Comparing of the Atwood and Bulldog Electric Trailer Jacks
  • The Atwood Power Trailer Jack with Cover and Foot, item # AT81068, has a lift speed of 15 inches per minute. It also has a lift range of 14 inches. This jack has been around for a very long time and is very dependable. The wiring on this jack is slightly larger than the wiring on the Bulldog model. It is rated for 3,000 pounds. The Bulldog Powered-Drive Trailer Jack - Drop Leg - A-Frame - 14 inch Lift - 4,000 lbs, # BD500199, has a lift range of 14 inches, the only other added feature...
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  • Availability of Replacement Parts for RBW Landing Gear on 1989 Fleetwood Prowler 5th Wheel
  • I contacted Fleetwood RV, the maker of your 1989 Prowler 5th Wheel. Due to the age of the trailer they no longer have much information on it, but they advised that the original landing gear was electric (powered) and made by RBW. They could not tell me the weight of your 1989 5th wheel trailer nor the particular model nor weight rating of your landing gear. AL-KO no longer manufactures replacement parts for RBW landing gear, but there are companies offering some parts. In order to identify...
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  • How To Replace Beveled Gears on Atwood Landing Gear
  • I have included an exploded view of Atwood landing gear that will help. You will need to remove parts 1 through 4, 6, 20, 22, 30, and 31 and any other parts not mentioned that block the gears. Once you have access to the gears you may have to drive out a roll pin holding in the gear(s). Use a narrow tool such as a center punch and a hammer to drive it out. Then the gears should come off easy. Reverse the process to install the new ones.
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  • How to Measure the Angle of Trailer A Frame To Determine if a 50 Degree A Frame Coupler will Fit
  • I would use a protractor, see photo, place the protractor on the edge of the inside of one side of the trailer frame and the other inside edge of the trailer frame should be parallel with the 50 degree line on the protractor. Another way to verify the angle is to measure the angle where the frame meets the cross member for the trailer bed itself. This angle should measure 65 degrees on each side, which will give you a 50 degree angle for the coupler. The standard dimension for trailer...
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  • Will The Atwood Master Cylinder, # 85841, Replace The # 85736 Atwood Master Cylinder
  • I called the manufacturer (Atwood) and they said that they did not have an Atwood coupler with the part number of 61101 (they thought it might be the date code on the coupler) but if it has the # 85736 master cylinder on it you can use the Atwood Master Cylinder, # 85841. The Atwood Master Cylinder, # 85841, is the exact replacement for the # 85736 master cylinder. The # 85841 master cylinder does come with the mounting gasket, but does not come with a replacement master cylinder cap...
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  • Replacing Venture Motor on Atwood Gear Box on Powered Landing Gear
  • If your motor runs but the landing gear does not move (except when manually cranked) this suggests that the gearbox in the landing gear is still functioning properly but that there is some issue preventing the motor torque from reaching the gearbox. First I suggest you unbolt the motor from the landing gear. Check the motor drive shaft; it is possible that it has been sheared off. If the motor were to remain on after the landing gear legs are fully retracted or fully extended all the...
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  • Master Cylinder for Atwood is a Replacement for Hydraulic Surge Brake Actuators
  • This Master Cylinder for Atwood Brake Actuators, part # 85841, is a replacement master cylinder for surge brake actuators, which are used with hydraulic brakes. This master cylinder is for use with drum brakes only.
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  • Difference Between Ducted and Non-Ducted AC Units for RV
  • Non-ducted AC units just blow the air out of the bottom part of the unit. While the ducted style are what you would use in a motorhome with multiple ducts in the ceiling. The duct style is designed to match up with the ducts of an RV that distribute air throughout.
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  • How to Reset the Break Away Cable on the Atwood Actuator # AT82543
  • The breakaway cable attaches to the push rod under the Atwood Brake Actuator, # AT82543. The cable will feed through the top of the actuator down to the push rod. If the cable or push rod is broken, we do sell the Replacement Push Rod Kit, # 85852, for your brake actuator. The breakaway cable is attached to a clip on the push rod. The break away cable activates the breaking mechanism by pulling on the clip that pushes the push rod into the master cylinder which activates the brakes....
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  • How to Determine How Much Landing Gear Weight Capacity a Trailer Needs
  • Typically the landing gear of a trailer supports the pin weight of the trailer. Pin weight is typically 20 percent of the weight of the entire trailer. So you would need to take the total weight of your trailer and multiply it by .20 to see how much landing gear capacity you would need. The Atwood RV Landing Gear # 75333 has a 6,000 lb lifting capacity and most likely would be a great choice.
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  • Recommended Replacement Motor For Landing Gear With Atwood 75721
  • It sounds like the clutch in the motor may be failing on your Atwood landing gear. It may be slipping which is causing the clicking sound. Since you said helping the motor with the manual crank helps the gear box will not be the problem. The replacement motor you need is part # AT75367. This will attach directly to the gear box you have and would be a great fit. I called my contact at Atwood and they told me the legs of the landing gear are what the weight capacity is based off of...
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  • Replacement Heating Element for Atwood Water Heater Model GC6AA-10E
  • The Replacement Electric Heating Element for Atwood Water Heaters # AT92249 that you referenced is the correct replacement for your GC6AA-10E Atwood water heater. I was able to confirm this replacement part number with Atwood. The heating element will work well in your 6-gallon, goes-and-electric-combination water heater.
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  • Troubleshooting Surge Brakes that are Locked Up
  • The shock of your actuator is designed to dampen the movement of the actuator so that the brakes apply smoothly without jerking. The shock itself does not push the tongue of the coupler out to release the brakes. If your brakes are locked up that is because the tongue of the actuator is stuck in the pushed in position with the brakes being applied. Most likely this is not the shocks fault, although the correct shock for your Atwood coupler is part # 85830. You have an actuator similar...
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  • Difference Between the AMPlock Atwood Coupler Locks AT89004 and AT89008
  • The difference between the Atwood AMPlock Coupler Lock part # AT89008 and # AT89004 is the width of the opening at the top of the lock. The # AT89008 opens up 3-1/2 inches and the # AT89004 opens up 3 inches. I attached a picture that shows the difference as well.
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  • Repairing or Replacing Hydraulic Drum Brake Components on 14 Year Old Boat Trailer
  • Although it would be a bit more expensive, I would recommend replacing the entire brake assembly on each side, not just the wheel cylinders. This will provide all new parts, and you will know that it will be quite some time before the brake shoes, adjusters or springs will need replacement. The Demco # 40715 and 40716 you referenced would be an acceptable replacement. In my experience, there is not perceptible difference in quality between Demco and Dexter brake assemblies. This being...
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  • Replacement Breakaway Cable for an Atwood Surge Brake Coupler
  • If the cable or push rod is broken, we do sell the Replacement Push Rod Kit, # 85852, for your brake actuator. The breakaway cable is attached to a clip on the push rod. The break away cable activates the breaking mechanism by pulling on the clip that pushes the push rod into the master cylinder which activates the brakes. I have attached a video that shows how to replace the push rod assembly, but it can also be used as a reference to reset your break away cable at the 1 minute...
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  • Replacement Gear Box for Atwood Landing Gear on a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • It sounds like you potentially need replacement gear box assembly # 75054SP for your Atwood landing gear. If the set up on your brother's trailer looks like # 75333 then this is the correct replacement. It is the only Atwood gear box that we carry.
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  • How to Install Replacement Spring Loaded Latch and Handle for Atwood Trailer Brake Actuator
  • Apparently the instructions are just the exploded view of the actuator that you have already seen. I spoke with Atwood and they do not have written instructions that explain how to install the Replacement Spring Loaded Latch and Handle # 85844. So what I did was retrieve an actuator from the warehouse and take it apart to figure out how to install the parts. Basically, you have to take the entire actuator apart to get to the handle parts. Everything has to come out from the master...
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  • How To Bleed Trailer Brakes
  • You are in luck! We happen to have a video on the proper procedure for bleeding trailer brakes. I have attached the video below as well as outline the method here for you. First top off the master cylinder with appropriate fluid. Next you will want to pump the fluid from the master cylinder. You can do this by unbolting the plate that holds the lever in place and then use that lever to actuate the master cylinder and force the fluid through. On some units, you will have to manually activate...
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