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    after a lousy day on the water the other day I was putting my boat back on the side of the house. I lowered the wheel stand and started cranking it up to get it off my hitch. As I was turning it suddenly started to spin fast and obviously broke. I took the cover off and there is a little cotter pin style piece of metal that holds the handle to the gear inside the housing. Anyone know the name or where I can find a replacement pin to push back in? or am I out of luck and have to replace the whole thing?
    1995 Marada 2100 with 5.0 Mercruiser V8 - 1st boat
    2009 Chevy Silverado LTZ quad cab
    2008 Ford F250 - lifted Diesel with 650 horsepower - recently sold
    1990 Hallmark Vail popup truck camper - recently sold

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    Re: Broke the cotter type pin on my trailer landing gear crank, need help finding par

    Originally posted by Biggredd View Post
    after a lousy day on the water the other day I was putting my boat back on the side of the house. I lowered the wheel stand and started cranking it up to get it off my hitch. As I was turning it suddenly started to spin fast and obviously broke. I took the cover off and there is a little cotter pin style piece of metal that holds the handle to the gear inside the housing. Anyone know the name or where I can find a replacement pin to push back in? or am I out of luck and have to replace the whole thing?
    It is probably a split pin, drive it out and go to napa or any auto parts store.
    home is where we drop anchor

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      Re: Broke the cotter type pin on my trailer landing gear crank, need help finding par

      Without a picture I can only assume what type of fastener your landing gear uses but most use a roll pin in this application: 315 Pieces Roll Pin Assortment Kit Set - SAE: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

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        Re: Broke the cotter type pin on my trailer landing gear crank, need help finding par

        That kit on the link looks correct. It was a hollow piece of metal like those roll pins. Should be an easy fix if I can find the part. Went to an Advanced auto parts and they were completely clueless. I'll try another place tonight. Thanks.
        1995 Marada 2100 with 5.0 Mercruiser V8 - 1st boat
        2009 Chevy Silverado LTZ quad cab
        2008 Ford F250 - lifted Diesel with 650 horsepower - recently sold
        1990 Hallmark Vail popup truck camper - recently sold

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          Re: Broke the cotter type pin on my trailer landing gear crank, need help finding par

          If you have an Ace or Tru Value in your town they carry them. Otherwise you could try the big box Lowes or Home Depot stores, I think I've seen them there.

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            Re: Broke the cotter type pin on my trailer landing gear crank, need help finding par

            also pick up a set of roll pin drivers... they are like punches but not tapered and are sized for the roll pins
            cheap sets are under $10 at harbor freight or you can spend a couple more dollars and get american stuff
            Kevin

            Originally posted by Tinnie
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              Re: Broke the cotter type pin on my trailer landing gear crank, need help finding par

              got the pin. the whole gearing ended up being broken. went to harbor freight and got the two wheel fifteen hundred pound Jack stand for $25. night and day, best thing I could've done.
              1995 Marada 2100 with 5.0 Mercruiser V8 - 1st boat
              2009 Chevy Silverado LTZ quad cab
              2008 Ford F250 - lifted Diesel with 650 horsepower - recently sold
              1990 Hallmark Vail popup truck camper - recently sold

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