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Old 07-13-2019, 11:41 PM   #1
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Electric Tongue Jack

The enclosure for my electric tongue jack broke. Specifically the cover that is over the bolt that allows manual raising and lowering of the jack. The original cover was made of a hard plastic. Without replacing the entire casing, does anyone have any suggestions so that I can keep water and other elements out? Thank you.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:23 AM   #2
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Put a bucket over it.

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I have this one and it's great. You even have places for the power cord and safety chains. They have a few different ones to choose from based on model. Instructions say to remove while driving, but it stays on mine 24/7.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:17 AM   #4
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Put a bucket over it.



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Yes or a small plastic trash receptacle color matched and bungee corded to your jack.
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I have this one and it's great. You even have places for the power cord and safety chains. They have a few different ones to choose from based on model. Instructions say to remove while driving, but it stays on mine 24/7.
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That one is fantastic. Friends got one and I did a review on it.

https://learntorv.com/tongue-jack-cover/
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:56 AM   #6
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Electric Tongue Jack Enclosure

Im trying to decide if it is worth replacing the entire thing, getting one of the covers suggested, or attempting to find a flexible piece of plastic that will act almost like a stopper of sorts.

I noticed that the elements are starting to seize the mechanism a bit and the power switch is hesitant to move without me manually torquing the screw a bit.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:58 AM   #7
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That Trailersphere Clever Cover looks super nice. I like the looks of that a lot. It's also $40, which is pretty steep.

There are myriad other simple covers, that are simply a small nylon/leatherette bag with a draw string. I got one of those for $7 and it works great. Those you have to take on and off when using the jack. The super cool one posted above is permanent, as it has that clear window to allow function.

I'd go in one of those two directions. Granted, if the upper housing is busted and no longer present, then the Clever Cover may not actually work as designed and you'd be losing a lot of the $40 of value it offers.

As mentioned, buckets also work, but I'm not real keen on having a bucket sitting on my trailer like that. Around here, you'd need bungees to hold in place from wind. I'd opt for the purpose-built covers.
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[...] I noticed that the elements are starting to seize the mechanism a bit and the power switch is hesitant to move without me manually torquing the screw a bit.
You need to take it further apart so that you expose the gears. Check for moisture, wear, and corrosion. Service as best you can and repack with the grease that's in there. Then cover that thing up.
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The enclosure for my electric tongue jack broke. Specifically the cover that is over the bolt that allows manual raising and lowering of the jack. The original cover was made of a hard plastic. Without replacing the entire casing, does anyone have any suggestions so that I can keep water and other elements out? Thank you.
Here you go! This is what we cover ours with. You didn't mention what brand of tongue jack you have. Our Barker tongue jack cover cracked on one side where the machine screw was holding the cover, called Barker and they sent me a replacement, no charge.
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That Trailersphere Clever Cover looks super nice. I like the looks of that a lot. It's also $40, which is pretty steep.

There are myriad other simple covers, that are simply a small nylon/leatherette bag with a draw string. I got one of those for $7 and it works great. Those you have to take on and off when using the jack. The super cool one posted above is permanent, as it has that clear window to allow function.

I'd go in one of those two directions. Granted, if the upper housing is busted and no longer present, then the Clever Cover may not actually work as designed and you'd be losing a lot of the $40 of value it offers.

As mentioned, buckets also work, but I'm not real keen on having a bucket sitting on my trailer like that. Around here, you'd need bungees to hold in place from wind. I'd opt for the purpose-built covers.
I met the inventor of this product. Very nice guy and very helpful. It's well made and designed.
But for $40, I rather put a bucket or $1 trash can over it.
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