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Old 02-27-2015, 07:03 PM   #1
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Tongue jack cover

I thought I didn't need an electric tongue jack cover. I was wrong. I was able to disassemble the motor and clean things up and get it working again. I thought I would share in case others felt they aren't necessary.
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:07 PM   #2
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So was it water or just an accumulation of gunk?

Five gallon bucket be cheap as are rubber bungee cords.
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We bought this one. It is pretty much universal. It stays on all the time, towing or parked. I zip-tied the string around the shaft of the jack so I don't take it off, put it someplace, and forget to retrieve it (don't ask...)

http://www.amazon.com/Barker-28569-W...ic+tongue+jack
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:20 PM   #4
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So was it water or just an accumulation of gunk?
I cleaned the brushes and polished the commutator, the bearings are sealed.
There was water pooled in the gear housing. I dried every thing, cleaned and re-greased the gears. I have a large zip lock storage bag over it temporarily.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:24 PM   #5
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UltraFab's vinyl jack cover not only fits their jacks, but also Lippert's and others for about $11. Size is such it chokes up around the jack tube after covering the head so it stays put. Gotta keep the vinyl protected for long life. If you don't mind spending a little more, a 10L SealLine dry bag worked great and much more durable in the sun (urethane-coated rip-stop nylon).
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:30 PM   #6
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My jack happens to be a ultrafab 4000. I'll check out their cover. I found out there was a problem with the jack because I was going to install a Flipjack extension so I wouldn't have to mess with the extension foot the jack came with.
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My jack happens to be a ultrafab 4000. I'll check out their cover. I found out there was a problem with the jack because I was going to install a Flipjack extension so I wouldn't have to mess with the extension foot the jack came with.
On our old TT I installed an UltraFab 3500 and the Fastway Flip! Great combo!
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Fab one out of alum.
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Fab one out of alum.
LOL! If I didn't have the SealLines everywhere I turn because of the time we spent kayaking...

I know OC you can appreciate the shaking of the head I have with having to protect something from water intrusion when the very function of it keeps it outside in the elements...
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I had a old set of golf clubs and I used the golf bag cover (or hood). it fits nicely over the jack head and zips open to access the light and motor switches.
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