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Old 12-28-2015, 01:01 PM   #1
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Electric jack post dropped while traveling

Barker Manufacturing Levelrite 3000 electric jack. The post dropped down to the extended position while driving down the highway. It was scrapping the road until able to pull over. Any comments ? is there a pin that can be used to prevent this? We have it duct taped to the tongue so we can get home. Thanks,
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:35 AM   #2
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Any fix for this? Just happened to mine, luckily while in my driveway doing some work to it and put it on jack stands. Suddenly dropped out.
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Old 05-24-2016, 11:59 AM   #3
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:15 PM   #4
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Just called Barker Mfg and he said the jack is done and they don't have replacement parts for mine. It is original 1975 I believe. Will have to look at a replacement I guess.
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:19 PM   #5
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I would call Barker (269) 965-2371. They have historically been one of the few RV companies that stood behind their products.

Haveing some knowledge of the inners of the jack post I would like to know how this could even happen. Please post their response
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It's forty one years old? Yeah, I'd say it's time for a new jack.
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No fix

Sent jack back to Barker. They could not replicate or explain the problem, but sent me a new unit free of charge. No complaints, but it does concern me how this could happen?
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I guess there could be several explanations - mechanical failure of the drive gears perhaps, but I'd be wondering if the operating switch became defective and due to vibration in motion just powered the jack down as you were traveling?

I suspect it is a pretty rare thing and wouldn't be too concerned about it happening on your new unit, - but you could always just pull the fuse if it bothers you.

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Sent jack back to Barker. They could not replicate or explain the problem, but sent me a new unit free of charge. No complaints, but it does concern me how this could happen?

Woah! Your jack breaks after forty years and they send you a new one for free?

So happy we have a Barker on our '15 FC.

On edit: just re-read this thread and saw I confused the two posts about this problem. The original poster has a 2012 AS, not a forty year old one. So...

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