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Old 03-05-2010, 10:43 AM   #15
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The tongue jack is not wired through the trailer's main power switch. The tongue jack works whether the power switch is on or off. And the fuse is in an in-line capsule under the A-frame. Half a twist and it's open. John, have you gotten down on the ground and inspected this fuse?

So ... the question: That fuse protects the jack. The jack is wired upstream of the power switch. Does it really have redundant circuit breaker protection? I don't think so. The breakers' functions are all post-power switch IIRC.
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Hey y'all -- CanoeStream is right! He logged off and then the light turned on. The jack is wired directly to the battery terminal -- no breaker inside the coach at all! One wire (look at your batteries). Grounded through the frame. In-line fuse. Simple as can be.

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John,
CanoeStream is right-on with this -- our 2005 CCD 25's tongue jack is wired direct from the batteries with an inline fuse holder for a 30a AGC fuse. Our previous 2005 (a CCD 22) had an inline fuse holder for 30a ATC (blade) fuse.

Both jacks had a single 10ga wire from the post jack motor to the battery, and no ground wire. Grounding is accomplished via the star washers squished between the jack's flange and the trailer a-frame web.

You probably found this by now

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Thanks for bringing this up again, Jim.

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Just a guess, but examine the 12 volt wiring that runs to the battery. It may be severely pinched between the frame and LP cover. Over time, some of the strands may break which will limit the amount of juice available to the jack. This is not an unusual occurrence. Hope this helps.
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Thanks, guys. I checked the wiring and it appears OK. We are headed out of town this AM and will stop at the shop to have it checked out. I'll let you all know what the problem is/was when I get back next week.
Roadtoaster, that's where my eyes would go first. John said he checked that.

A friend bought a new 'Stream last year. He witnessed the inexperienced salesperson toss something "ignorant the techs did" from the top of the tank cover area. Turns out it was the pipe spacer than holds the tank cover up off jack wire. After the 40 mile tow home from the dealer, insulation on his jack wire was pinched a bit but not significantly damaged.

But really?! Read 2air's account to understand just how serious this issue is! http://www.airforums.com/forums/f353...tml#post515931 Pictures, pictures, pictures!
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Took it into a shop and spent 30 min. with the mechanic taking it apart. We checked everything mentioned plus. Our best guess, finally, was that the motor was malfunctioning. Finally replaced the entire unit, $350 including labor and tax.

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