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Old 06-23-2018, 09:35 PM   #1
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Tongue jack

I have a 2012 rockwood signature ultra lite. Iím trying to lower and raise my tongue jack and every time I try to do so I blow the fuse. The jack wonít move at all. Last year it worked very well. Is there something in there that needs to be lubed? G
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:57 PM   #2
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Have you tried the manual override? I had an issue once that it was stuck. Once I had move it one way or another it was fine.
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no I havenít . Not to sure how to do that.
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:05 PM   #4
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Typically there is a rubber plug on the outside of the case about size of a quarter. Pull it out and should be a shaft underneath that you can put a socket on or sometimes they give a tool when you buy it
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no I havenít . Not to sure how to do that.
Should be in the jacks manual.
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:55 PM   #6
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no I haven’t . Not to sure how to do that.

Hi terry,

I'm taking by this being your second post since joining that you bought your trailer used. Did you receive the documents when you bought it? There should be some kind for everything contained in or on it.
If you don't have all the documents you should take some time to look everywhere for the appliances and jot down the make and model numbers. Many times having this information can make it easier for forum members to help you.
Many of the appliance manufacturers have documents online which you can download. On top of that there are many in the Library section of the forum on the light green bar at the top of each forum page. Forest River Forums - Downloads

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Old 06-24-2018, 02:48 AM   #7
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Is there something in there that needs to be lubed?

That's possible but it's (inop and blowing fuses) probably too late for that. Unless you're mechanically inclined and technically savvy, you might want to consider shopping for a new jack.
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:24 AM   #8
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I tried to lower it manually but the nut broke at the top. Thereís a nut on both sides as well, not sure it they needed to be loosened up before I tried to turn the top nut. Nevertheless itís broken for sure now. Might be able to buy a new nut for it.
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:39 AM   #9
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Are you sure you were turning the wrench the right way? Can you post some pictures of the jack, the nut you broke and the wrench you were using? Also there should be a tag on the jack with the make and model number.
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:03 PM   #10
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Will call the place where I bought the camper and talk to a service guy. Will let you guys know what I find out. Thanks
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:23 PM   #11
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they likely will sell want to sell you and install an expensive jack...

google any model number of what you currently have and look on amazon and/or northerntool dot com for a replacement jack for as little as $100. Electrical hookup and mechanical install will take you ten minutes with the right tool. Don't overpay a dealer for something this simple.

Likely the electric jack was run UP to a position where it "stuck" and if left that way for awhile it may have rusted there a bit and ruined the jack.

Put a cover over the electric jack when you leave it in the weather as many times the electrics inside are not weatherproof.

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Ok. That’s a great idea. Thanks so much.
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Old 06-24-2018, 04:48 PM   #13
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Nut on jack is plastic, mine shattered as soon as I turned it. If you are planning to replace jack, I would use bigger fuse to get me out of bind. All you can do is burn up a seized up jack. My opinion
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Ok thank you.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:35 AM   #15
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Called service where I had bought the camper. The jack is seized because water had gotten in the motor. Didn’t know I needed to cover it. It’s under warranty So just need to go and pick up a new one. Thanks for your help. Moral of the story “ always keep your jack covered and out of the rain.
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We found that out the hard way a few years ago. Now we put a bucket over the jack when parked.
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:16 AM   #17
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Gulp...Iíve never covered mine...have a cover on order now. I canít use a bucket, no room due to propane tank cover.
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:25 AM   #18
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Gulp...Iíve never covered mine...have a cover on order now. I canít use a bucket, no room due to propane tank cover.
x2 will be putting a garbage bag over mine starting tomorrow.
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I've never covered mine, let it sit unused for a couple of years and no problems.
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I've never covered mine, let it sit unused for a couple of years and no problems.


Mineís been uncovered for a couple of years too, but after reading this, I had a look at it, and there *is* moisture under the light cover following heavy weekend rain, so where else is the moisture?Cheap and easy to cover, Iím gonna let it dry and not let it happen again!
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