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Old 04-22-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
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Power tongue jack

I have a 2013 surveyor sv305 the power tongue jack is not working after taking out of winter storage. Light works fuse is good and battery had enough juice to retract stabilizers with no problem. A call to lippert mfg maker of jack said sorry out of warranty by a couple of months any help would be appreciated

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Old 04-22-2014, 10:12 PM   #2
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Heck what Lippert said,did you buy the F/R 2nd year Warr.? If so its covered! Youroo!!
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:18 PM   #3
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Did not buy it . But as I read about the quality of these jacks lots of people had them fail after warranty. They changed to a barker power jack and that's what I will do

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Old 04-22-2014, 10:21 PM   #4
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I had same issue, ended up being a poor ground.
(Enough to make the light still work) but not enough for the motor to operate. One single power source (12v power wire) to motor with an inline fuse, but it used the frame as a ground. I found the problem by accident, I started to remove a bolt and suddenly it worked. Guess I re-established a good ground. So I cleaned the base and re-tightened all the bolts and it never acted up again.
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If there is a manual over ride, try turning it a turn or two and then try the switch again, might just be a spot on the armature. It could also be a bad switch.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:27 PM   #6
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x2 on the grounding. Unloosen and clean everything that you can around the jack where it mounts to the tongue, bolts and maybe the jack itself. Have another type jack to hold the tongue up while you are messing with it.
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Did not buy it . But as I read about the quality of these jacks lots of people had them fail after warranty. They changed to a barker power jack and that's what I will do

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While you are working on the Lippert jack have a New Barker ready to put on! The Lippert will let you down at the most Inopportune Time! Youroo!!
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:50 AM   #8
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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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If it turns out to be the ground being dirty or rusted get some dielectric grease and apply it to the bolt and ground wire. The=is will help prevent rust but still allow the electrical contact.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:44 AM   #10
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Mine did the same thing. Dealer is replacing it. Guess I'll have to keep the new one coverd. Mine wasnt a ground issue, the motor was full of water.
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