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Old 10-04-2016, 11:24 AM   #21
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Ok real stupid question. Why must Yu cover the electric hitch motor to keep out the weather? Doesn't the people who make these know that it rains/snows/trailer washes and the jack can get wet. I would never have thought to cover an outside item to keep dry. Thank you for bringing this up.


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Old 10-04-2016, 11:32 AM   #22
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I agree it was a great idea using the canister as a cover. A couple years I brought a jack cover from CW.

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Old 10-04-2016, 11:54 AM   #23
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Ok real stupid question. Why must Yu cover the electric hitch motor to keep out the weather? Doesn't the people who make these know that it rains/snows/trailer washes and the jack can get wet. I would never have thought to cover an outside item to keep dry. Thank you for bringing this up.
Not stupid questions at all. Rhetorical, maybe, or not directed to the right people. And I think you answered it yourself:

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Why must Yu cover the electric hitch motor to keep out the weather? Doesn't the people who make these know that it rains/snows/trailer washes and the jack can get wet.
My guess: The engineers who design power tongue jacks know full well that the jack is expected to function in a wet environment... but engineering departments are constrained by accounting departments. So it's either well built or cheap to make. If you've owned an RV for more than five minutes you've probably discovered that cheap to make wins almost every time.
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