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Old 11-01-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Elec. Tongue Jack Cover ???

The PO (neighbor) of my trailer found the original electric tongue jack in his barn. It works, the switch needs to be replaced. What about the motor housing cover ? Was there one ? What did it look like ? Can I get a replacement cover ? Thanks guys !!
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Are these older jacks even worth re-using ? Should I just take the plunge and shell out the $$$ for a new one ??
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Clyde,

Ours still works like a champ, and it's the original 1971 jack. You know the old saying, "They don't build 'em like they used to".

If it still works, I'd say keep it. Make sure you give it a good once over, before bolting it back in its rightful place.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:01 PM   #4
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Thanks. I gave it a good cleaning and re-greasing. Just needs a new switch. What does the housing look like on yours ? Is there a plastic cover that goes over the motor housing ?
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Yes there should be a cover. I have seen someone use a cup taped on.
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Considering what a new elec. jack will cost, I don't mind tupperware or paint caps !! Will fit in with my budget.

The interior shiny metal is cool but a biatch to obtain ! Takes lots of Nuvite and elbow grease. Originally was going to do the entire interior that way but want to get this old girl on the road by next Spring.
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Thanks. I gave it a good cleaning and re-greasing. Just needs a new switch. What does the housing look like on yours ? Is there a plastic cover that goes over the motor housing ?
Yes, there is a silver rectangular cover. Here's a pic:

on edit: Wow, one year difference between our rigs, but I just noticed that your jack looks different from mine. My motor sits in the large diameter part....yours seems to be part of the jack itself. I wonder if that style cover would still work?
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Yes, there is a silver rectangular cover. Here's a pic:

on edit: Wow, one year difference between our rigs, but I just noticed that your jack looks different from mine. My motor sits in the large diameter part....yours seems to be part of the jack itself. I wonder if that style cover would still work?
Can't ever tell. The jack I have may not even be original equipment ! Who knows. Maybe someone will chime in and solve the mystery.
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