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Old 08-22-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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power tongue jack

I have had two times when the power tongue jack get stuck. Once when we were hooking up the trailer and one time disconnecting.

Both times the motor did not move the tongue either up or down. It seems that the motor was stuck between gears. The jack would not move up or down with the hand crank. After hitting the button a few times it started working. It seems that the gears get out of sync.

Would lubrication help with this condition, if so where would you apply the lubrication?

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Old 08-22-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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That's interesting. What jack do you have?
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:34 PM   #3
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I had a similar problem. I believe in my case it was the up/down or extend/retract switch. I replaced it just last week and so far so good. Also I keep a 5 gal bucket over the jack now.
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I had a similar problem. I believe in my case it was the up/down or extend/retract switch. I replaced it just last week and so far so good. Also I keep a 5 gal bucket over the jack now.
Road king, was that a Barker? I just replaced my switch last week.
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LCI-Lippert. Kind of hoping it was not the switch so I can buy a Barker. lol
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My Lippert jack was making a clicking noise when extending, so I figured the jack was taking a dump. A buddy of mine bought a early 2000's 19' TT that he is going towing out to Montana to use while he is Elk hunting, he wanted to put a manual jack in place of the Barker power jack that was on it. He told me that if I bought him a manual jack I could have the Barker, so $24 later I have a 3500lb Barker in my garage. But now my Lippert has stopped the clicking sound, I just wonder how long that will last....
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I'll give you $25 for that Barker... lol
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I'm not sure of the brand. I ordered the trailer with the power tongue jack. The trailer is a 2014 Flagstaff Super Lite.
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I'll give you $25 for that Barker... lol
Let me think about that and get back to ya When he texted me about it I just couldn't pass it up. I think I am going to put the Lippert onto my car trailer and up the Barker on the camper since the camper gets used alot more than the car trailer does.
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I forgot to say that when I tried the manual hand crank, the crank would not move. After trying the hand crank a few times the jack started working again.
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