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Old 06-07-2015, 09:59 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me what this is??

So three of these came with my trailer. So far I haven't found a use for them. I'm wondering if they could be for the manual use of the electric jack?
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:02 AM   #2
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They look like the manual crank handles for an electric tongue jack. One of these would be used if the motor failed.


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Old 06-07-2015, 10:58 AM   #3
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did it come with any awnings?
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:07 AM   #4
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I do have an awning, but can't see how these would be used for that...

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Old 06-07-2015, 11:11 AM   #5
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Old 06-07-2015, 12:22 PM   #6
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You have three, might need one. PO must have found out that they are small and easy to misplace. I'd suggest you keep all three, in three different places you'll think to look in a crisis.

If your tongue jack fails to work electrically, pull the jack head off and it will reveal the socket for the crank.

Be sure to "time" the jack head per the manufacturer's instructions (available online) when you reinstall it. The idea is for the limit switches to stop the motor before the jack reaches its mechanical stops. Our PO failed to do that, so a jack failure was our very first challenge with the trailer.

Sorry, I don't have a link for those instructions. When you find them, print a copy and put it in the trailer.
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:04 PM   #7
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You access the keyway for the cranks by pulling off the top cap of the jack
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:35 AM   #8
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To time the electric jack, you manually wind the jack all the way up while the tongue is supported either on blocks or the tow vehicle. Note the direction the jack screw winds, when going up and then run the motor all the way in the same direction until it stops before remounting the head on the jack. The jack should then run down only (...not up) once it is all back together. Be careful with the wires...they are stiff and short, not much wiggle room. I broke the power line off the switch when pulling the head for limit switch replacement. Took a while to figure where to re-solder it
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:44 AM   #9
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:04 PM   #10
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I would say that your Globetrotter has had three electric jacks in its wonderful life. They should all work on your current model.
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:22 PM   #11
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Yeah,keep them. Your batteries could fail when you are boondocking and then you would surely need them. The access for my 2007 Int. is to twist off the little level bubble on top of the jack then you can manually screw the jack.
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:27 AM   #12
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Open the top of your tongue jack and figure out which one 'fits'/works. The others, maybe fleabay can help dispose of them

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