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Old 05-26-2016, 09:41 PM   #1
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Electric jack trouble

Came to hook up our trailer tonight and the jack will go down but not up. Checked the fuse and that seems ok. We had to plug into our truck before we could use the jack. Thanks for taking the time to answer.

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Old 05-27-2016, 08:50 PM   #2
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If it is like mine, the direction of travel is by switching the battery connections inside the jack head. There is a double pole switch that does this. There may be two limit switches that keep the jack from going to far in either direction. If those are present it could be that the up limit has a problem. I guess if your battery voltage was really low then going up may not be possible.

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Old 05-27-2016, 09:02 PM   #3
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If hooking up to your tow vehicle solved the "up" issue than you probably have a weak battery in the trailer. Strong enough to lower the jack but not enough oomph to raise it. Check your battery.
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:51 PM   #4
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It ended up being a faulty toggle switch.
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Old 06-05-2016, 12:01 PM   #5
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To tag along this post, I'm having an issue too.

2008 International 25 FB.

Jack raised last night to take off the anti sway bars. Got the bars off and went to lower the jack and it had no power. The light on the jack head didn't work either.

Had the power cord hooked up to the truck, didn't make a difference. Had plenty of battery power- all of the lighting in and on the trailer worked without trailer being hooked up to the truck.

Hand cranking that son of a gun is a pain in the butt but I don't want to have to. What would y'all guess- fuse? I'm hoping that's it and think it may be since the light doesn't work either. Where is the fuse located, also...

Sorry to ask the dumb questions but we're rookies and we're on the road.

Thanks in advance,
Andy and Nancy
25' 2008 International Ocean Breeze CCD
2002 Lariat F-250 7.3
Ext Cab Longbed
Harley occasionally in the bed.
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Old 06-05-2016, 01:32 PM   #6
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My fuse is located on the power line just under the under and behind the ball. Just trace the wire back till you locate it. Your jack could be different and could be located under the cover. Usually only a few screws to loosen the cover and have a look. Most likely you have a fuse problem. Good luck.


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