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Old 09-30-2014, 01:36 AM   #21
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what kind of power tongue jack? I had an issue with my old one and figred iut I kept shorting iut the fuse. they were cheap but it was a nuisance. I ended up getting my dealer to change it out for me
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:23 AM   #22
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I believe it is an HC 3500 or something like that. It has a cap on top with a bubble level that you remove to use the manual Jack handle. It had no o-ring so water got down in it and locked it up.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:03 PM   #23
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:13 PM   #24
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Yep that's it. I keep a bucket over it now while it's parked in the yard. Front bed protects it while camping.


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Old 10-01-2014, 11:22 PM   #25
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Power jack. Honey Bear

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I believe it is an HC 3500 or something like that. It has a cap on top with a bubble level that you remove to use the manual Jack handle. It had no o-ring so water got down in it and locked it up.
Yup, mine too and same problem. I probably could have had it warranted but I hate my dealer so much I just went ahead and bought a new one. Great deal on Amazon. And... when it arrived I found packed in with the power jack was a waterproof cover. It's like a bag and you slip it over the jack and pull the cord tight at the bottom. And they re-designed the top of the unit so even if the gasket is not on there, it has a lip now which prevents the water from easily dripping in.

Honey Bear. Stayed there for 3 nights summer before last. They try hard, they really do but the grounds are a mess. Road, what road. They have to personally guide every trailer in to park because of that. Watch out. Also a fair amount of full timers there and they are not in the upper class. But parts of it are really nice and if you get that, all is well.
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:26 AM   #26
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Hmm I wonder do they sell the cover separately? My bucket won't travel well:-)
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How about an automotive rtv gasket compound? Or, you could get bags for different seasons. Maybe an orange one now with a pumpkin face.
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How about an automotive rtv gasket compound? Or, you could get bags for different seasons. Maybe an orange one now with a pumpkin face.
It needs to be a true gasket because if you ever need to manually crank it, this bubble level needs to be removed. I would just get some gasket material and cut one. Cork sounds good.
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I don't have the power jack you guys have. The dealer I just bought my 23ikss had the Bulldog. That has a rubber plug (though when researching I thought the bubble level was kinda cool). Does the bubble level screw down? If it only fits like my rubber plug, there may not be enough compression for a cork gasket to give you a tight fitting. RTV form a gasket may be a better choice. It would allow you to still pry the bubble off.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:04 PM   #30
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timely post.....i had the same power tongue. on 2 occasions it didnt work and i had to hand crank it. it then completely seized up. i had to disassemble it to be able to crank it p and down in order to get to the dealer. the inside was full of rusty water so understandable why it seized up. the replacement has a rubber gasket covering the hand crank but no level on the top

on a side note my battery was stolen while at the dealer, always something!



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