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Old 09-01-2009, 03:32 PM   #1
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Lippert power tongue jack

My 08 V lite has the lippert power tongue jack, and 3 times now WE-(not naming names) have over-extended the limit of the length. The jack won't retract back on it's own when this happens, and you have to get the manual auxillary crank handle and open the flap on the top and hand-crank it down a little, so the worm gear catches hold. There should be a limit switch on this, so it won't allow it to go off the screw-shaft end. Just thought i'd let folks know about this problem, and how to fix it if this happens to you!!! HAPPY CAMPING!!! Randy
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:04 PM   #2
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Stay away from anything Lippert makes. Had problem with electric step called them all they wanted was money and no help.
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:55 PM   #3
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Does your jack look like this?
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:43 PM   #4
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YES Mike, that's the one! I must use that hand crank if it gets opened beyond the limits of the worm gears. Randy
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:36 PM   #5
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Just ran across this post as today my power jack, the one pictured in the previous post, seized (not even 6 months old). I tried to manaully crank it but broke the handle! I had to put a Heavy duty bottle jack under the tounge and remove the power jack. Once out, I tipped it and water came gushing out of the top! Will call Forest River tomorrow and see what can be done...In the meantime, Thank god I had an old spare 3500lb crank style BAL jack and was able to put that on in place of the power jack.
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:45 AM   #6
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Are all Lippert products imported? This is a new name to me.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:27 PM   #7
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Are all Lippert products imported? This is a new name to me.
They're right in Goshen Indiana. They manufacture all the slide-out & leveler mechanisms for the Georgetown Motorhomes and a whole lot more.

http://www.lci1.com/
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They're right in Goshen Indiana. They manufacture all the slide-out & leveler mechanisms for the Georgetown Motorhomes and a whole lot more.

http://www.lci1.com/

Ok, thanks for the reply..
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:18 PM   #9
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Saw a Rockwood TT today, I didn't notice the model. They had a cover over the power jack. This looks like it may be a good idea to keep dirt and water out.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:18 PM   #10
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The Lippert Tongue jack is manufactured and warrantied by Venture Mfg. Co..

I searched for information on Venture Tongue jacks and only came up with this and this.

Also found info on the Limit Switch Adjustment.

More info here.

Maybe contact Venture about your problem.

3636 Dayton Park Dr.
Dayton, OH 45414
Phone Number: (937) 233-8792 (937) 233-8792
Toll Free: (866) 365-1957 (866) 365-1957
Fax Number: (937) 233-8485
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