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Old 10-21-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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Electric Jack Question..

Was reading through the owners handbook and came across a section about the electric jack.. I indicates that in the event the electric jack doesn't work, there is a hand tool that can be used to lift and lower the trailer.. It doesn't show what this tool looks like or how to use it.. Just wondering if anyone knows what it looks like and how to use it?

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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Depends what brand you have. I just installed a 4500lbs Husky. It comes with a handle that fits into a hole in the top where there is a rubber plug. It also has a key that fits into another rubber plug near the bottom of the head - roadside. Use the key to unlock the drive...then use the crank to lower and lift. Works great.
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Oh - my crank was taped into an indent on the bottom side of the molded foam packing material. I think I have heard that some have to order them as an option. Mine came with it.
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A basic crank handle came with my jack. It was a bar with a handle at one end and a slotted extension at the other. The slotted end slips into a protective rubber plug at the top of the jack. It sure came in handy when a pin in the jack sheared.
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On my Barker you have to take off the cover on the top of the jack and then you can insert the hand crank.
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It may be as simple as a socket on a rachet extension.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:37 PM   #7
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I was looking on the jack an didn't see anyplace that looked like a spot to insert a crank.. If I could find the spot to crank, I would be able to either find or buy the tool.. It sounds like I need to take my tool kit out and remove the cover.. Shoot, I just don't want to get stuck with the jack not working.. Thanks all
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:13 PM   #8
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On some you have to remove the head to access the point where the crank goes. Usually just by loosening a couple allen screws. By crank had a horizontal pin through it that fit in a slot after the head was removed
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Since the OP is asking the question, I presume the crank became MIA over the years since the trailer was built or there could even be a replacement jack. Go online and enter the brand and model number and you may find a phone number to call to order a replacement crank or a source for a used crank.
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Which Jack Do You Have?

My Excella was also missing the crank when I bought it.

What to do about the handle depends on who made it, obviously.

If you have the Barker H&H jack, see the attached pdf for the instructions manual, you're in pretty good shape. Their address, from the pdf, is:

H&H ENGINEERING
DIVISION OF BARKER MFG. CO.
730 E. MICHIGAN AVE. / P.O. BOX 460
BATTLE CREEK MI 49016 / (269) 965-2371

I gave them a call, and they were kind enough to send me one free.
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On my Barker you have to take off the cover on the top of the jack and then you can insert the hand crank.

Yep....


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My Excella was also missing the crank when I bought it. What to do about the handle depends on who made it, obviously. If you have the Barker H&H jack, see the attached pdf for the instructions manual, you're in pretty good shape. Their address, from the pdf, is: H&H ENGINEERING DIVISION OF BARKER MFG. CO. 730 E. MICHIGAN AVE. / P.O. BOX 460 BATTLE CREEK MI 49016 / (269) 965-2371 I gave them a call, and they were kind enough to send me one free.
Thank you so much vswingfield ! My jack is the Baker H&H model. I called and the are going to send me the tool needed to operate manually. I would be interested in seeing the PDF file you referenced, but I don't see it on your post. Would you mind emailing it to me? My address is dickandvickie@yahoo.com..

Once again thank you so very much!

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If you take the head off a Barker jack to operate it manually, be sure to follow the instructions carefully when you replace it. Our PO did not do this, and we stripped the gears in the jack head. The jack was the very first thing we had to repair. Since then, we carry the instructions in the trailer, along with the manual crank.

Basically, you have to be sure the jack motor stops from the limit switch before it hits a mechanical stop--both directions.
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If you take the head off a Barker jack to operate it manually, be sure to follow the instructions carefully when you replace it. Our PO did not do this, and we stripped the gears in the jack head. The jack was the very first thing we had to repair. Since then, we carry the instructions in the trailer, along with the manual crank.

Basically, you have to be sure the jack motor stops from the limit switch before it hits a mechanical stop--both directions.
Great advice!

The instructions are in the pdf. (I emailed it to you Vickie )
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