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Old 02-06-2016, 09:20 AM   #1
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Do all electric tongue jacks have a safety feature that prevents you from damaging/breaking the jack by over-extending it? Mine had a warning sticker at the bottom of the jack tube that said not to retract it beyond this mark, i.e., the sticker. Because I have a sloped driveway, I have to extend the jack what appears to be almost 18", and that's with it setting on wood blocks. If I were to keep raising the tongue, would the jack automatically stop when it reached its maximum travel, or could I actually end up 'unscrewing' the tube from the lift mechanism?
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:23 AM   #2
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Not sure if they do.
What I would do is slowly extend it till you find full extend then retract it in an inch and mark it.


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You can run the Husky jacks to their full limit up or down. They have internal microswitches that stop the movement prior to the mechanical limit of the jack. I don't know what that distance is but on mine I've only hit the upper limit once (as a test to see if what they said was correct). I've hit the lower limit several times and had to raise it again to reset the foot in order to get the trailer level.

It works very well.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:40 AM   #5
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I'll give TURBS recommendation a try and see if it stops, or starts clicking when it reaches it's max height. If it doesn't then I'm hoping it can be fixed using the manual crank to get it down. The jack is a Jack QuickTM 3500 model. I searched for a site where I could contact the manufacturer with my question, but was unable to find it. Thanks to all of you who took a moment to help me out.
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The jack is a Jack QuickTM 3500 model. I searched for a site where I could contact the manufacturer with my question, but was unable to find it.
Is this the jack and manufacturer?

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wmtire. . . that looks like mine, except mine only has a single light. I just sent the company an email with my question. Thanks for the link.
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A company called 'Extrememax' replied to the email that I sent to Quick Products and they replied... "There is not (an automatic cutoff), just keep an eye on it and listen for exaggerated motor strain. We haven't had an issue before."

I'm not sure what "exaggerated motor strain" sounds like! Wonder if they could send me a 'sound' recording of it, lol. Okay, enough on this! Thanks everybody.
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