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Old 07-22-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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grey wolf 19rr electric tongue jack switch failure

I have owned my grey wolf 19RR since Feb. I have only moved it 4 times,but the last time I used the tongue jack, the extend retract switch failed after only 100 cycles(approx)
the switch is physically broken..

here's the problem..I am now on farm land(under a cover).(north of Gulf shores,AL).I am also disabled..we have had 30+ inches of rain in 3 weeks..I would like to replace the switch or have it replaced so that I could leave in the event of a hurricane...

the ground is saturated..no way to get the TT out..

I think that I could replace the switch(LCI PN 1817941).. or maybe it would be covered under warranty..(2 yr bumper to bumper)

no way really for me to contact forest river..

any ideas? I wore myself out rotating that little nut on top of the jack
to move the TT to where I am now..

thanks
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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I have owned my grey wolf 19RR since Feb. I have only moved it 4 times,but the last time I used the tongue jack, the extend retract switch failed after only 100 cycles(approx)
the switch is physically broken..

here's the problem..I am now on farm land(under a cover).(north of Gulf shores,AL).I am also disabled..we have had 30+ inches of rain in 3 weeks..I would like to replace the switch or have it replaced so that I could leave in the event of a hurricane...

the ground is saturated..no way to get the TT out..

I think that I could replace the switch(LCI PN 1817941).. or maybe it would be covered under warranty..(2 yr bumper to bumper)

no way really for me to contact forest river..

any ideas? I wore myself out rotating that little nut on top of the jack
to move the TT to where I am now..

thanks
If you can't get the TT out due to ground saturation, how are you going to get the trailer to the dealer for them to do warranty work, if applicable? Will they send a tech to you?

If it's just a switch that you feel confident replacing, and you can get your hands on it fairly cheap, that may be the way to go and save the gas cost/time of having to take it to the dealer, as well as the wait time.

P.S. I am assuming you don't WANT to move the trailer due to ground saturation, but COULD move it if a hurricane was approaching.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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that was my point... kind of

there isnt any direct contact for forest river that I could find to order the part directly from them..

it will cost me at least $60 to have a Forest River authorized service tech come and he will have to make 2 trips

I'm pretty sure that I can replace the switch as I was an aircraft mechanic

Maybe Forest River would re imburse me for the switch if I send the defective unit back to them

And, yes, I could sure as hades hook this puppy up and haul a#$% in the event of an approaching storm..ruts in the yard and all..
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