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Old 03-21-2011, 01:11 PM   #1
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Electric Jack on 318BHS LaCrosse TEd died

On our trip this past weekend, my electric tongue jack on our 318BHS TEd seems to have bitten the dust.

It will work barely if I help it out with a drill on the manual override nut on top. It always seems to struggle otherwise even with no load on it.

With any load up or down, it will not work at all..

I emailed Brandon, and look forward to his reply.

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Old 03-21-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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What kind is it? Mine has worked great thus far? It there an electrical problem? Is there any difference when the trailer is plugged in?
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:51 PM   #3
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Low battery maybe?
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:43 PM   #4
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Does it have a fuse or relay? After going through 8 spare fuses the dealership replaced and upgraded the electric tongue jack. Of course the guy went through 3 fuses within minutes while disconnecting the TT. No problem since replacement.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:43 AM   #5
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It is the one that came with the touring edition. I believe its a Lippert Jack. (LPI Sticker) No difference if plugged into the tow vehicle or shore power, or any combination of these.

Battery is charged and I have checked it with a hydrometer and load tested it.

Does have a fuse. Fuse is good. Tried a different on just in case. The worklight on the jack works fine at all times, even when the jack will not move.

I have gone back and checked all connections and they are tight and clean. I have also checked the switch inside the jack for clean and tight connections, also good.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:02 AM   #6
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foxhead, I had a very similar problem with our power jack and it was the fuse holder wasn't making good enough contact for the jack to work. Just like in your case the light worked but there was little or no lifting power. A little crimping on the fuse holder to make sure it was making good contact with the fuse blades solved the problem. Check that.
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foxhead, I had a very similar problem with our power jack and it was the fuse holder wasn't making good enough contact for the jack to work. Just like in your case the light worked but there was little or no lifting power. A little crimping on the fuse holder to make sure it was making good contact with the fuse blades solved the problem. Check that.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:07 AM   #8
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To follow up:

Brandon at Prime Time is sending me a new electric tongue jack. Great customer service! I am so thankful I bought a PT!

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To follow up:

Brandon at Prime Time is sending me a new electric tongue jack. Great customer service! I am so thankful I bought a PT!

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foxhead, I'm glad to see your problem has been resolved. I, like you, am glad I decided on a Forest River product.

Recently our furnace went out in our Rockwood trailer and FR had it replaced with a new unit. Mind you, it would have been perfectly within their discretion to have the unit tested/troubleshooted/sent-to-factory, etc but instead they had a new unit installed. Period. This wasn't an isolated experience, there are many others that can attest to have been treated the same way by FR.

Again, I join you and Mr. RV Guy in toasting our FR purchase!

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