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Old 09-28-2020, 07:14 PM   #1
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Power Tongue Jack

Went out to my camper last weekend and was going to make some leveling adjustments.Tried using my Power Jack and Blew the Fuse right away followed Power wire and didn't see any direct shorts. I was thinking of taking off the pressure of the tongue to see if I could free it up. Any help would be appreciated. Just a FYI Batteries are good and both slides are working leveling legs working as well.
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Old 09-29-2020, 01:55 PM   #2
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Hello. I have a slight slope where I park mine. Before I unhitch, I place blocks in front of the tires and let the trailer roll against them. After that I unhitch. If I don't do that, I have had where the fuse would blow. I think not doing that puts a bind on the jack. I would suggest try jacking up the front with a bottle jack (wheels chocked) and see if the jack works. Worth a try. Good luck.
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Old 09-29-2020, 09:23 PM   #3
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Just to add to the Power jack, I'll just call it service or preventive maintenance. But mine gave trouble shortly after we purchased the trailer 3 years ago, just when I needed it the most, but I suppose every time warrants that statement. So after purchasing a 12'' long Philips screwdriver in order to remove the top of the head/motor/cover, it was pretty easy to spot my issue. The aluminum push on blade connector had slipped off due to the wire being 1/4'' to short and also add a cheap aluminum connector. Replaced one of the #10 wire with better connectors and at the same time pinched all the other connectors closed tighter and have never had another issue since. Maybe this fall I'll remove it and completely dismantle it and grease with anti-ceeze the threads in the jack this time. good time to do it when the trailer is level and 30 feet from the shop door before snow decides to fall. Maybe one of your connectors slipped off and as soon as you touched the switch, the sparks will fly...
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Old 10-04-2020, 02:44 PM   #4
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Went out to my camper last weekend and was going to make some leveling adjustments.Tried using my Power Jack and Blew the Fuse right away followed Power wire and didn't see any direct shorts. I was thinking of taking off the pressure of the tongue to see if I could free it up. Any help would be appreciated. Just a FYI Batteries are good and both slides are working leveling legs working as well.
(Most common ) cause of tripped/ blown tongue jack Is REAR JACKS DOWN, thus trying to lift 100% of trailer? Luck
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