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Old 08-04-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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Questions on my 2010 Flying Cloud 30'

2010 Flying Cloud, 30". Any idea as to why I keep burning out the electric switch that controls the electric tongue lift. It's been replaced 3 times on warranty, just ended warranty on July 29th. Just picked it up from the dealer, where it was cleaned and waxed, got home and the switch is dead, had to use the hand crank. Not sure that I am burning out the switch, perhaps there's a wiring problem. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
Hope they will honor warranty, seeing it's been in 3 times for the same problem...

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Old 08-04-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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That switch is only a double pole, double throw, momentary contact switch. If the dealer won't take care of it, it is a relatively simple thing to replace. The switch itself is usually less than $50.

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Old 08-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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That, of course, is not normal. When you have it fixed again, insist that they not just replace the switch, but figure out WHY it's malfunctioning. And don't let them charge you...their work should be warrantied for at least 30 days even if the factory warranty has ended. Since this problem was addressed under warranty originally (more than once), and since obviously, they did not adequately repair it, they should make it right without any cost to you. If they don't want to, call the factory and make your self a squeaky wheel.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:51 PM   #4
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Some thoughts . . .

Are they actually replacing it or just trying it, maybe after replacing the fuse?

Are they just replacing a blown fuse?

Is the extension shaft at the bottom of the jack bent and binding, thereby drawing too much current?

Is the motor itself faulty, drawing too much current?

I would contact Airstream Customer Service, they know some of these dealer shops are incompetent.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:12 AM   #5
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Check and see if the wires from the jack are binding under the propane tank cover on the way to the battery. Mine were almost worn through the insulation. This could cause a short. AS has fixed this problem on the new ones. I had to loosen the tie wrap for enough slack to slide the wire over so the cover would not rest on it. Jim
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:38 AM   #6
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Thanks to everyone that responded to my tongue jack problem. I've checked all your suggestions and they were very helpful... What I found out; the Barker Jack's have an idiosyncrasy of blowing fuses if you run the jack all the way up or down. Not a good design... Had just installed pads to keep the loud screech when the bars rubbed on the saddle, had to go higher to remove the torque/stabilization bars.
Thanks, Carlose

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