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Old 06-07-2015, 10:12 AM   #11
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You are probably correct - makes sense that overheat or overtorque could trip a sensor....

Oh crap! When in doubt re-read the owner's manual.......lol


OPERATION1. To raise or lower jack, press switch marked “EXT” or “RET”.
“Extend” and “Retract” refer to the jack, not the trailer.
2. Release switch when jack nears full retraction or full extension to
prevent unnecessary wear on motor clutch.
a. When jack reaches its maximum extended or retracted length
or maximum load, a clicking noise will be heard. This is the
overriding clutch built into the motor to prevent overload.
Release switch immediately when clicking is heard. If the jack
has been over extended or retracted, it may bind. If so,
operate with the manual override handle, per
STEP 3 below, to break it free.



http://www.atwoodmobile.com/manuals/...2011.21.07.pdf



well, there yah go.....safety feature.......try to avoid having it engage to reduce wear and tear...
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Old 06-07-2015, 12:53 PM   #12
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I took a sharpie and marked a ring around the silver part that goes in & out at the top when it was fully retracted. Now when I see the mark getting close I can stop without waiting for the "click".
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:06 PM   #13
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I will do that....thanks for an eloquently simple solution


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Old 06-23-2015, 01:04 PM   #14
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I have a new 2015 Flagstaff 26VFKS that has a front power jack.
What if the power jack stops working and fuse is OK. How do I raise or lower the front of the trailer? Do I need to carry some type of backup manual jack? Does it have some type of crank system inside the jack?
Mine does that sometimes and stops working. All you need to do is to make sure your main power cord is unplugged then turn off and back on your battery switch where there is NO power
. This resets it and it will start working again.
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Old 06-23-2015, 01:56 PM   #15
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I carry my tool box with me and just use my extension, socket and ratchet to raise and lower during a malfunction.

I put a mark on the jack ram to avoid the problem. You can always back your truck up to the trailer to supply power to the jack if battery run down. I have a cut off on my trailer to avoid battery drain when not in use or I do not have the power cord connect to the house. Later RJD
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