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Old 08-22-2008, 02:42 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by starflyte1 View Post
We have just returned from a short evacuation trip, (Fay) and once again the jack does not work. The knock and shake didn't help so now will have to check with the mfg.

Would a manual jack be better? Could we use a power drill to raise and lower? Right now, we have to remove the cover from the propane tanks to take the jack apart with that tiny allen wrench, jiggle it around, put it back with the allen wrench and see if it works. When we crank it manually, it seems not hard to do. Maybe a manual would be best. Any one with any suggestions?

Mine wasn't working after just a few uses. Brought it to the dealer and they said it was a problem inside and they fixed it. I had them replace it with a new Barker 3500lb super heavy duty jack. No problems since. Also if it does malfuntion I can use it manually by just raising the bubble level and inserting the manual lever. On the one from the factory I had to take apart the motor and try to crank it with one hand and hold the top of the motor with the other. A ridiculous set up!! So between the failure and the impossible way to crank it manually I switched and I'm glad I did. As a side note while at the factory for the tour last month i noticed some trailers being fitted with the crappy jack and some with the nice 3000lb Barkers. I wonder why???

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