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Old 09-24-2012, 01:00 AM   #15
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Hi, if you are referring to the top and bottom limits of the tongue jack, there are limiter switches to prevent power to the motor, and the fuse will not blow. My down limit was incorrectly adjusted [by me] and it blew the fuse when hitting the bottom. I corrected this.
Not sure about limiter switches on my 2012 tongue jack - fuses blown by both the service fellows when putting AS into storage and by me at home ... both at the top of the range as well as the bottom of the jack range. Can you refer me to the proper adjustment procedure, please. YMMV
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:11 AM   #16
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We have an Attwood electric tongue jack that ratchets at the upper and lower limits to protect the motor and gears, and we have never blown a fuse. However, the noise is very annoying; so we took a permanent marker and put a ring around the shaft where the ratcheting occurs, so we can slow down as the limits are approached.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:44 AM   #17
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Not sure about limiter switches on my 2012 tongue jack - fuses blown by both the service fellows when putting AS into storage and by me at home ... both at the top of the range as well as the bottom of the jack range. Can you refer me to the proper adjustment procedure, please. YMMV

Hi, your tongue jack may be different. My motor housing has the limiter switches inside of it. The tongue jack must be timed. Remove the head and ground it to the tube. Run the jack motor in the down position until it stops. The limiter switch will stop it. Crank the jack by hand until it hits the bottom. Crank it back up, a few turns. Align shaft to motor assembly and re-install motor. Mine was hitting the bottom before the limiter switch came on and was blowing fuses everytime I bottomed it out. So I had to properly time the motor. See last paragraph.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:30 PM   #18
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:42 PM   #19
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I'm a newbie and need some translation from your post I have a 1969 Safari, towed by a GMC 1500 Sierra. We have a very painted over hitch "lock" (?) and are having difficulty raising and lowering the hitch. I don't want to high jack this thread, but we are frustrated over lifting the truck to get the ball off. What is a WD?? Thanks!
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:00 AM   #21
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Somewhere on here of a thread about hitching up without jacking up the TV

Our first AS had a manual jack.

I used to set the bars before hitching up. Carefully lining up the ball under the tongue, drop and lock.

With the Classic I've abandoned the procedure, using the electric tongue jack, with no problems.

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