Originally Posted by vintagemike
Hi, I am just re-joining after awhile and I need some help right away. I am on the road with our 1971 A/S tradewind 25 and yesterday the new barker power jack got stuck up. It is only a month or so old and I have been using it on this trip nearly daily with no problems until yesterday. When retracting the jack I went all the way up until it racheted for only a split second and now it will not go back down. It sounds jammed. It will make the racheting sound both directions. So at the moment i cannot unhitch to get the trailer even to keep the fridge running or unhitch to run errands like groceries.
Does anyone have any ideas about getting this jack unjammed?
Sounds like the jack motor assembly is out of sync with the jack gearing.
Take the jack head off, and run it to one end.
Manually turn the jack to do the same thing.
Remount the jack motor to the jack, and the problem should be solved.
If not, you might have to repeat the operation to give the jack mechanism an additional couple of turns.