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Old 01-06-2014, 01:34 PM   #21
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I know that company! I've driven by their factory in Medford as we used to take trips that way to fish in the area like the Chequamegon waters flowage and then over to Wissota for Musky. Nice area!

I think you'll like the Barker. I had one of the two switches go (barely out of warranty IIRC) and just called them and they sent a replacement switch. Great customer service. I like to use their Totes, too.
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Agreed. I had a Lippert that was just junk. Replaced it with a Barker and couldn't be happier. I also had a switch go out on the Barker after about three years, and my service guys fixed it for free. I didn't know they were made in the U.S., but glad to hear it.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:38 PM   #22
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The owner family are good people. Lee Shield is a great business man. Sat around a pot belly stove with a beer in the local pub many times. lol
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:41 PM   #23
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Well in the interest of full disclosure, we told the shop supervisor and the salesman over at the sales lot about the problem with our jack when we traded it in Saturday.

DH took the head cover off and there *IS* corrosion of the wiring spade connectors.

I've a feeling they'll swap that out before they re sell it.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:06 PM   #24
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I replaced my LCI jack that made it just about 1-1/2 years. Always covered with a 5 gallon bucket and clip the safety chains to the handle from the day I installed it. The Bucket comes in handy at camp for an outside trash bin!
Went with a Husky Brute...night and day. IT too gets the bucket!
Using the chains to hold it in place is a good idea, Ryan. Thanks!
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I have an old fashioned crank jack made my own mods and never crank again just use drill that I crank stabilizers down with. COST less than a dollar and if it does fail I have manual backup. Took all of 5 min to make only tool needed a drill to make it. Hate spending money on something I can make in my shop.
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Tongue Jack Failure

Hi All: A final post and update. The tongue jack has been replaced. The savior was LCI. The dealer could not do anything because the jack is warranted for one year and the RV is over two years. The first time I contacted LCI the person said she could not do anything. I called again and got a different person and explained what happened. He said not to worry, as a good will gesture I will send you a new one. WOW that is above and beyond customer service. The jack came yesterday and even the $ 29.00 shipping was covered. Needless to say I am blown away. Thanks for all the reply's; Frank
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