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Old 08-20-2015, 02:07 PM   #1
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Electric Jack seems to be dead

Hi All,

Just as I finished hitching up my ST, Jack stopped working. I thought maybe the battery was dead (I was not hooked up to power). But I checked the lights and they were fine.
Then I got home and hooked it up to power. I thought maybe the jack was just stuck, so I got out the hand crank and started moving it. Still no response from the switch. Luckily I'm home so I have time to take care o this. But first I need to hand crank the rig off my truck.

I'm a few months out of warranty, so I'm probably on my own. But I'm wondering, how hard it is to install a new one of these jacks?
I guess I need to get some cement blocks and put them under the front of the RV and then lift the jack up off the ground??
Any help is greatly appreciated. I don't want to break my trailer and I don't want it to fall on me either!
Attached is a photo of the top/front of my jack.
Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:11 PM   #2
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Just a thought. in place of cement blocks, when it comes time to swap out the jack, just couple to your tow vehicle and raise the jack off the ground. then you know it wont fall on you or go anywhere.
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:22 PM   #3
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Good idea about the tow vehicle -- makes sense! I wonder if these jacks are all pretty standard when it comes to fitting them on the trailer?
Found this one on Amazon. Seems fine.

http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Quick-HH-...+electric+jack
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:58 PM   #4
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My tongue jack has an inline fuse, check the fuse if you have one. It would be on the positive wire from the battery to the jack.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:03 PM   #5
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That's a good point Russ.
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Agree. Designed to be changed when on the tow vehicle. Three bolt pattern is standard. Likely cause the in-line fuse/fuseholder. My fuse doesn't blow, but every so often I have to wiggle the fuse inside the fuseholder. If jack has onboard light, the light will tell you if you're getting power to the unit or not. Change-out, if needed, is easy.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:17 PM   #7
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Does the light on the jack turn on? If so you know it's not a fuse. Power jacks are pretty generic in fitment there is either a 2" of a 2 1/4" hole in the A-frame that needs to be correct for the jack if you buy one. Make sure to match the weight capacity of the new jack too. Hopefully it's just a fuse.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:31 PM   #8
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Here is some reading for you.
Might give you some ideas.


http://www.crossroadsowners.com/foru...rade-9747.html

http://www.crossroadsowners.com/foru...jack-8561.html
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The responses to the OP is just one of the many reasons this is such a great forum!
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Thanks everyone. The light on the Jack doesn't work. I will look for fuse in the morning. I'll report back to the thread.
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