Got lucky today
The snow melted this morning and off I went with two young grandchildren in tow to our trip to Ronks, PA. Stopped for lunch, landed here mid afternoon, with plans to unhitch, food shop and then playground.
Imagine my surprise when my power tongue jack made a really weird noise and then failed. The power was fine, just inner tube would not come down. Not to worry the girl scout in me went and got the hand deploy thingy and was smug in remembering what to do. Haha no go. Now I am in small campground, two grandkids with choice to drive around with trailer hitched for four days, or maybe remove hitch from receiver and keep that level with bottle jack( only jack I had).
One quick phone call to a utility trailer place had me packing up and making a visit to them. The very kind man explained there is a fiber gear inside that failed which is why the hand crank did not work.
So.....now that I own a shiney new one, how do I prevent that from happening again? What is point of having handle thingy if the gear fails? I get thAt this Airstream is not new, no issue with that, it is just scarey knowing you could really get stuck someplace. I got lucky today, in that I was close to help, the kids were good and it was not the weekend. I plan now to get the wide type car jack incase this were to ever happen again.
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For some perfection takes a little longer...