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    Remote Control

    I have a Landmark Grand Canyon and would like to be able to raise or lower the front of the camper via wireless remote control from the cab of my truck. Right now there is a momentary switch on the front of the camper that controls the hydraulic pump raising or lowering the camper depending on the position the switch is held in. Has anyone done this? If so please explain.

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    Here you go Jack: Zaxis Landing Gear Remote Control.

    Hank installed one. Thread with pics here.

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    I too did the Zaxis. It was easy to install and works as advertised.
    2006 3500RL - COOL unit, would buy again in a minute
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    Remote Control

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Beletti
    Here you go Jack: Zaxis Landing Gear Remote Control.

    Hank installed one. Thread with pics here.

    Jim
    Jim: Thank you for your reply, but the current model of Zaxis remote control does not work on the hydraulic landing gear on my Heartland Landmark Grand Canyon. Do you know of any other Remote that will work?

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    Hi Jack,

    Sorry - I had no idea of that limitation. I am not aware of other brands out there that will control your hydraulic pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Sims
    Jim: Thank you for your reply, but the current model of Zaxis remote control does not work on the hydraulic landing gear on my Heartland Landmark Grand Canyon. Do you know of any other Remote that will work?
    Curious, what makes it not compatitable with your hydraulic unit. I would assume the same unit is in most Heartlands. It is just a matter of making contact on the electrical side.
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    Here's what Westhaver Associates say in the FAQs on their website:

    Can the Zaxis be used to control my hydraulic landing gear?

    Our current Zaxis, Model WAZ-30AX1 is for standard single motor 5th wheel landing gear jacks (non-hydraulic.) However, we are developing a Zaxis that is compatible with hydraulic landing gear. We will announce the new system on our website when it is released.
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    Interesting, I just don't see the limitation of operating the pump motor with the unit. Obviously they make the unit and would know but it sure puzzles me.
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    Hello to all,

    The Zaxis as you have discovered, is designed to operate only single motor electric landing gear systems. I'll try to explain why the current Zaxis cannot control your hydraulic landing gear system.

    The differences between the single motor landing gear systems and the hydraulic landing gear systems are:

    1) The single motor landing gear systems only require that you reverse the polarity of the power applied to the motor to extend or retract the landing gear. The power to drive the landing gear motor is passed through the OEM landing gear rocker switch and then to the landing gear motor. The OEM rocker switch in this scenario is both a power handler and a controller.

    2) The hydraulic landing gear systems typically share a single hydraulic drive pump with the slide-outs and so one or more blocking valves must be installed to route the hydraulic pressure to the appropriate system (landing gear, bedroom slide-out, living room slide-out etc.) The OEM rocker switch in this scenario is only a controller. The power (and power reversal) is handled by a solenoid typically mounted directly to the hydraulic pump.

    We do however have a system that can control your hydraulic landing gear. Our Maxis Unified Control System and Remote Control was designed to control both single motor landing gear systems and hydraulic landing gear systems. In fact the Maxis can control virtually any RV accessory. We accomplished this by separating the control and power handling functions. The Maxis itself is the controller and our M-Point modules are the power handlers. By combining the Maxis with the appropriate M-Point module, you can control any RV accessory.


    The Maxis control panel understands how to do only two things:
    1) Select a device to be controlled (via the LCD display menu.)

    2) Signal the selected device to perform either a positive or negative action. The positive or negative action can be extending or retracting a slide-out, raising or lowering the landing gear, turning a light On or Off etc.

    The M-Point modules understand how to do only two things:
    1) Control the power for a specific type of accessory.

    2) Respond to a signal from the Maxis control panel.
    Having said all of the above, we are currently working on a second generation Zaxis that will use the same technology employed by our Maxis. The second generation Zaxis will be able to control any RV accessory just like the Maxis but it will have a less sophisticated package (no LCD menu system and no local control buttons) and will be limited to controlling a maximum of 2 RV accessories. However, this system may be all that you need if you want to control only your hydraulic landing gear and your slide-outs. The release date for the new Zaxis hasn't been determined yet.

    I hope this was helpful to you in understanding our Zaxis and Maxis systems and their capabilities.

    Wes Westhaver
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    Screwed up our Slideout

    When I deployed our slide out using the rocker style switch by the hydraulic motor, the Door Side slide out had interference with the door that on the opposite side of the sink. It nearly ripped off that door and did $1200 worth of damage to the door and the exterior of the unit. I would personally think twice before doing the remote control.
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