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Old 07-27-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Tongue Jack Lost Power

I have a 2011 Eddie Bauer. I was ready to head out for a week only to learn there was not any power to the jack. We replaced the fuse - no luck. My handy neighbor rigged a wire with a clip so we could hot wire it.

Does anybody know where the wire leads to on this and how difficult it is to trace and replace? It seem like if I can get to it it should not be to difficult to fix.

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Old 07-27-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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Mine also has a circuit braker on the battery distribution panel under the couch.

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Old 07-27-2014, 10:11 AM   #3
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By the way, my circuit breaker is not labeled that it is for the tongue jack, but it is hooked to it. I've tripped it before, and the jack did not work. I can't tell you which one it is, so check them all.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:25 AM   #4
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Check your manual for the description of what each circuit breaker powers.

If there is a circuit beaker in the panel that supplies the jack it should be a self resetting. Look at the panel and test the output of breaker in question for 12 volts. If you find that has no power on the output side take that wire and put it on any of the other breakers just long enough to test the jack. Assuming the inline fuse is in place. If that test causes the jack to work replace the faulty breaker an rewire to it.

If all of the breakers tested good and you have no power at the inline fuse the wire is open somewhere between the panel and the fuse holder. There may be a removable panel under the front drivers side of the trailer. Open the panel and make sure all the wire nuts are on and tight, especially noting the colored wire from the jack.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:27 AM   #5
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Of course I am not sure about your 2011 EB, but on my 2014 FC 20, Airstream decided to run the jack power directly from the battery. That is, the wire from the jack goes through a fuse, then in and under the gas tank cover and into a hole in the front battery box and connects directly to the battery. All those connections and the wire are exposed and easy to get at. The jack power does not come from the main fuse panel on mine.
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