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Old 04-23-2014, 07:53 AM   #11
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Made my own that will never die and can be manually raised as a back up. Altered the Jack and use the same drill I run the stabilizers out with.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:22 AM   #12
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...from what I read about these jacks it appears Water gets into them and shorts them out but we will will check grounds first
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You read correctly. They didn't put a gasket on the cover to the manual crank access hole and water gets into the gear box. Once the box is filled, there is only one way out for the water - through the motor. Mine died after 5 months. My replacement has a cover.
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I'll try cleaning up the bolts which ground the jack circuit. Once I saw the light I thought ground was good, from what I read about these jacks it appears Water gets into them and shorts them out but we will will check grounds first

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Once you get it going, put a cover on it.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:55 PM   #14
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Mine is in the shop for the exact same reason. Worked when hitching up, although it was slow. Got to the campground and no go. Just what I needed after getting my shoulder rebuilt a few months ago. Good thing I'm really getting used to using the other arm.
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Where is the manual crank hole located? I had my 304BH in for warranty work. Three weeks later when it was ready the TT battery was dead. They used a "quick start car battery jumper" to run it up and down to hook the trailer up. I figured there wasn't a manual crank as long as we waited for the service tech to go get the battery jumper
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Where is the manual crank hole located? I had my 304BH in for warranty work. Three weeks later when it was ready the TT battery was dead. They used a "quick start car battery jumper" to run it up and down to hook the trailer up. I figured there wasn't a manual crank as long as we waited for the service tech to go get the battery jumper
on the top of the jack unit there is a rubber plug covering the access. You should have a tool/crank that can with you unit to slide in there to crank up or down.
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Or u can use a 13/16th socket on a ratchet to use with no power. I have an electric impact wrench I think i will include in tools for camper

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I put a cover on mine to keep the water out. Plus I sealed around the small plug cover on top (manual override) with vinyl tape to help keep water out. Dealer says that plug on top is what causes most problems. They prefer the Atwood power jacks.
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Hey Mark0224, is that a soap box derby car in your avatar?
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:22 PM   #20
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Hey Mark0224, is that a soap box derby car in your avatar?
Yes it is built it for our eldest grand son and been passed down to his cousin. They have a little local race here every year. Plywood form with cardboard to form the shape then fiberglass. Last 3 yrs first place, got this grandson to do it for his father in Afghanistan and we sent his father in car cam video.
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