Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-21-2016, 09:34 AM   #1
Weekend Camper
 
smw57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 76
Smile Got her home

Well, the day finally came! We picked up our trailer yesterday and brought it home. We had a very knowledgeable technician give us an extensive walkthrough, and everything works perfectly. Hitched he up and brought her home. Plan was to park on the street in front of the house, set up and start putting thing in their places. That was the plan...

We leveled side to side OK and went to unhitch from the tow vehicle. Except the electric tongue jack would not work. Checked trailer lights and they worked, so assumed battery was fine. Plugged into 110 outlet and still would not work. I did not expect it to but tried anyway. Got a socket and attempted to crank it down manually, but it would not move wit a fair amount of force and I did not want to break something. It was too late in the day to get back to the dealer before they closed, and I needed to figure a way to get disconnected! So I called the dealer and finally got a technician on the line. He told me to turn the ratchet clockwise, and not worry about too much force. I did and it worked, so I was able to jet the jack down and unhitch! Whew, what a relief. I'm taking it in 1st thing Monday to see what's wrong and get it fixed.

So we finished setup and put a few things away, but mostly just hung out inside and explored Ran the fan but not the AC compressor, and it was cool enough that we decided (after much begging from the grand daughter!), to do a camp driveway and spent the night in the trailer.

All in all, in spite of the tongue jack issue, it was great to bring our new (to us) trailer home, and we all slept wonderfully!
__________________
Steve & Barb, granddaughter Leona, and Ziggy the Lab
  • 2015 ST240BH
  • 2017 Silverado 2500HD LTZ Gas
"Life is what happens while you're busy making plans"
smw57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 11:23 AM   #2
Full Time Camper
 
Steve7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Nv
Posts: 624
Congratulations!!
__________________
Steve & Sue
2017 Grand Design 297RSTS Travel Trailer
2017 Ford F-350 Lariat Crew Cab diesel 6.7 SW LB 11,500 lb GVWR package
Former: Crossroads ST26RB
Steve7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 12:32 PM   #3
Full Time Camper
 
MartyinSC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: SC
Posts: 637
When my tongue jack fails it is always a bad connection at the in-line fuse. About six inches down from the jack motor. Take apart, inspect fuse, reassemble. Prone to corrosion I think.
Could be just that easy. Good luck!
__________________
Marty and Martha
2015 Z-1 211RD
2012 Nissan Titan
Dalzell SC
MartyinSC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 03:59 PM   #4
Full Time Camper
 
Papa-T's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.C. Mountains
Posts: 1,440
Congrats. Nothing like the first night driveway camp out. Was also going to say check fuse and connection. Let us know.
__________________
*2016 CAF25SE Cruiser Aire 5er/*Joined 2010 *Changed Username and lost Post #'s -2012.
*Traded Campers and Left Crossroads -2012.
*Purchased New 5er & Came back May-2016
*Ted & Tricia (Mimi and Boo - Poodles)
I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne
Papa-T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2016, 11:32 PM   #5
Weekend Camper
 
smw57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 76
Yep, it was the in-line fuse. replaced it and all was well, till I raised the jack too far, it hit the hard stop and blew the fuse again. Lesson learned!
__________________
Steve & Barb, granddaughter Leona, and Ziggy the Lab
  • 2015 ST240BH
  • 2017 Silverado 2500HD LTZ Gas
"Life is what happens while you're busy making plans"
smw57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2016, 05:54 AM   #6
Full Time Camper
 
Papa-T's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.C. Mountains
Posts: 1,440
Quote:
Originally Posted by smw57 View Post
Yep, it was the in-line fuse. replaced it and all was well, till I raised the jack too far, it hit the hard stop and blew the fuse again. Lesson learned!
Well when you can learn something and not get injured it's a good day.
Papa-T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2016, 10:00 AM   #7
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: NS
Posts: 21
I always carry at least a handful of 30amp fuses in the trailer toolbox for just this purpose. Although I'm well aware of the fact that putting the jack up to a hard stop always takes out the fuse, I still do it once in a while.
__________________
2013 Sunset Trail 26BH
2013 F150 Lariat 4x4 SuperCrew 3.5 Ecoboost
BostonDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2016, 12:41 PM   #8
Seasonal Camper
 
sjk1998's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Wi
Posts: 392
What about adding an inline 30 amp circuit breaker that will just reset? Just remove the fuse holder and install the circuit breaker.
__________________
Scott & Julie
Northern Wisconsin
2017 Sunset Trail 250RB
2015 F150 Supercrew w/3.5L EcoBoost/Max tow, w/
157” wheel base.
sjk1998 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.