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Old 04-20-2015, 12:26 PM   #11
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I use a white bucket. I hook my chains to it when the camper isn't hooked up. I don't worry about it when traveling unless its raining and then i have a bungee cord that I use to keep it in place. total cost less that $4

Bonus feature: I always have a bucket when i need it
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:33 PM   #12
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I use a white bucket. I hook my chains to it when the camper isn't hooked up. I don't worry about it when traveling unless its raining and then i have a bungee cord that I use to keep it in place. total cost less that $4

Bonus feature: I always have a bucket when i need it
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:52 PM   #13
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I'm not sure I'd want a bucket going down the road, even with bungee cords. The vinyl cover is much better and looks great.
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:01 PM   #14
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Does each camper come with a crank? And where in the trailer would you find it?
You're electric tongue jack should have come with the crank. It is usually located in the storage area. Sometime they hang it on the wall of the storage area. If your TT was new when you purchased it and doesn't have one, I'd go back to the dealer to see why not.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:14 AM   #15
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electric jack

I think the crank that is used for the stabilization jacks is the same one for the electric tongue jack.

Maybe not but mine is, and hopefully will not have to use it. It ain't easy.

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Old 04-21-2015, 01:08 PM   #16
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I use the bucket idea when parked too - remove it when traveling cause don't think water will get in at 50 mph - but that's just me
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:15 PM   #17
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I also use the bucket and riveted a clamp used the hold brooms. The clamp allows me to keep the 7 way plug under the bucket also.
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This tip is for everyone that has an electric tongue jack. Most jacks have a place at the top where you insert a crank to raise or lower your jack when the battery fails. This port is subject to water, ice, snow to get inside and foul the gears. Purchase a vinyl jack head cover to keep the head dry. They're not expensive and will save your jack. The vinyl cover has a drawstring to hold it in place during travel and you can also store you're electric cord to keep it out of the elements. I found mine on Amazon, but I'm sure you can get them from a number of vendors.
Good tip. I've been doing it since we bought our TT.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:25 PM   #19
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I use a bag from a fold up lawn chair, it has it's own draw string and is nylon so it still breaths but keeps the water out and I don't even need to take it off to operate the switch.
Wow, that works really well. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:24 PM   #20
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I bought one to, better than using a plastic grocery bag as there would be the possibility of condensation.

About the manuel crank, it is a three foot metal rod with a socket at the end. It would be stored with the crank from the slide.

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