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Old 05-29-2016, 09:07 PM   #1
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At Frisco, NC. For 10 days. Ready to go Friday with everything packed and the electric jack will not work. No problem, there is a manual crank. Manual crank will not budge!! Starting to panic and thinking of options, I take it apart. Take the retaining bolt out of the big gear that connects to the electric motor, now I have manual. Arrive at the campground, the manual jack drops to the ground! Take it apart again and see that that the retaining bolt that I removed also held in place the pin that kept the jack in place! Fix that! Then I discover that the chrome tip of my exhaust on my truck is missing. Counting my blessing that the jack and the tailpipe didn't fall off while traveling and damage the camper. Now there is TS Bonnie coming this way. I don't care, a week camping is still better than being at work! All is good!!
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:33 PM   #2
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Glad you're still having a good vacation!
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:57 PM   #3
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You could use the jack from your car in an emergency. Then try and lower it down onto some wood till you get it fixed. It's possible it's a fuse somewhere, but I'm not sure when the tinge jack fuse is.

Just a side note. The first time I used my jack the button was reversed, so up was down and down was up. Can you crank either way using the manual part?

Thanks. I used a car jack to lift the tongue enough to put support to take the pressure off of the jack. It seems that the motor is lock up. The fuse is not a issue because even the manual crank was lock up until I took the retaining bolt out of the gear that connects to electric motor( the manual crank has worked before with the motor gears still engaged). When I leave next weekend ( because I have to make sure that the jack is lock in place ), I'll take some pictures. Just another day in paradise.
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Life is good!!
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A bad day camping beats a day at work everytime
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A bad day camping beats a day at work everytime

You said that right!!
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a bad day camping ruins my retirement for a day
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Part of the adventure of camping!
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:39 AM   #9
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There are no bad days in Frisco, NC . We were there two weeks ago. Will be returning in two weeks.
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