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Old 06-09-2012, 09:20 AM   #1
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Power tongue jack

First trip of the year and my tongue jack stopped working. Still have powers to the unit because the light still works. Anyone else have this problem. I contacted dealer and they offered to sell me a new one because I'm past my warranty by 1 month. The tt unit is a flagstaff 831BHDS the tongue jack is LCI.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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Is the travel trailer plugged into shore power? It takes alot less power to light the light bulbs than to raise/lower the unit. Possibly weak batteries? If the unit is indeed shot I added a power jack to my unit and chose a Husky Brute 3000 on the advice of a member on this board that is in the bussiness (I believe his name is Windjammer). It was about 160.00 has a ball bearing design, it has a brake and a manual crank two key features he pointed out and I would have overlooked. Two other minor features are LED lights and a saddle for the units 7 pin tow cord to stay in.
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His name was windrider, because it was me. Still loving mine. If you can get the cover off, usually just a few screws, might make sure the switch is working, other than that, sounds like a new jack. Might try contacting LCI, and see what they say.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:33 AM   #4
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Is the travel trailer plugged into shore power? It takes alot less power to light the light bulbs than to raise/lower the unit. Possibly weak batteries? If the unit is indeed shot I added a power jack to my unit and chose a Husky Brute 3000 on the advice of a member on this board that is in the bussiness (I believe his name is Windjammer). It was about 160.00 has a ball bearing design, it has a brake and a manual crank two key features he pointed out and I would have overlooked. Two other minor features are LED lights and a saddle for the units 7 pin tow cord to stay in.
Yes it is plugged into shore power. I will look into the Husky Brute jack as it is somewhat less expensive then the Barker unit I was considering.
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:34 PM   #5
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There is an internal 30A fuse for the LCI tongue jack...I believe it's under the top cover. I had to replace it on our previous Rockwood TT. I recall that I ran the jack all the way up into the stop and blew the fuse.

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Will the light still work if the fuse is blown?
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The light did not work when my fuse blew.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:37 PM   #8
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Just finishing installing a new Barker VIP 3000 tongue jack. Installation took about 45 minutes. I went with the 3000 because I was afraid the 2 1/4" shaft on the 3500 would be to big. Well I was wrong. Turns out the hole in the hitch was 2 1/4" Attached is a photo of the old LCI jack and the new Barker Jack. I like how the Barker jack allows the head to be rotated 90 degrees. I'm hoping my tailgate will now clear the jack. Initial impression of the jack is that it's built well. It seems to be a bit more quite and somewhat faster then the LCI but that may just be my imagination. Purchased jack off of EBAY. $209 shipped and was at my house in two days. Leaving for Maine on Tuesday. I hope this jack holds up better then the last.

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