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Old 09-26-2011, 07:01 AM   #1
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New owner, problem with electronic hitch (stab jack)

Have asked the dealer and awaiting a reply re the following hitch issue. Picked up a new 2011 22' Sport on Friday. Had an electronic hitch put on before picking it up. Saturday morning the hitch would not operate: it has two switches, one for a light and one for raising and lowering.
Checked the fuse on the wiring and indeed it was blown. Got a box of 5, 30 amp fuses and those all blew. Looked more closely at the original fuse and it said 30 amp, 125 V. After several stores, found a 30 am up to 225 Vac. Those blew too.
So, we're stuck with a trailer connected to our truck. Any advice?
Other than this, we thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. Thanks much.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:07 AM   #2
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Sounds like there is a short in the wire. I would go back to the dealer an have it repaired under warranty.

In the meanwhile you can use the manual crank to raise the trailer. Did the dealer show you how to use it?
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:24 AM   #3
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The only thing found was the stabilizer crank and no, wasn't shown how to use it. Dumb on my part not to ask.

Tried to Google the name on the top of the hitch "Heavy Duty Levelite" but no luck.

Ugh, the dealer is a five hour drive away.

Thank you for your suggestion re a short in the wire. Was beginning to suspect as much, but thought I might be missing something that would be easy to address.

Maybe they'd be willing to have me take it to somewhere closer. One can only hope. Thank you again.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:31 AM   #4
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Check where the jack wire runs under the LPG tank cover, notorious for shorting there. I covered ours with a split spiral wire loom. It may also be that the limit switch is out of sync. Procedure should be in the manual supplied by the manufacturer,(should be in the AS manual.)
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:34 AM   #5
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The first time I used my electric jack at home, the fuse blew. I checked the wiring, which is mercifully short and easy to access and all was OK. That said, my wiring does route through a small notch at the bottom of the LPG cover, which will be a weak point in years to come I think. I replaced my fuse and it's been fine since, so I hope yours gets sorted easily.

That experience was a grand way to find out how to use the manual crank, something I am now quite an expert at :~)
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:47 AM   #6
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First of all, you can unhitch by using your tow vehicle jack under the tongue. May have to use come blocks to get enough height. I have done that with my 28 in an emergency.

Second, there should be info on the jack in your owner's manual that specifies how to manually raise and lower it.

Some jacks do not come with an emergency crank. You have to remove the top cover of the jack where you will find a hex nut on top of one of the gears. Use a socket wrench to raise or lower the jack. Don't remove a gear or you will run into limit problems on the jack.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:51 AM   #7
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So, more learning for this newbie . . . I've taken the SuperJack cover off, but can't see a place to PUT the manual crank. Does one take the whole motor off? If so, how is that done?
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:01 AM   #8
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So, more learning for this newbie . . . I've taken the SuperJack cover off, but can't see a place to PUT the manual crank. Does one take the whole motor off? If so, how is that done?
You must take the complete motor off of the "jack".

It's held in place with a couple of allen screws that are near the bottom of the round part that slips over the jack.

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Old 09-26-2011, 09:20 AM   #9
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My Super Power Jack uses a 30 amp slow-blow fuse.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:24 AM   #10
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If your jack is like mine, there is a level on the top of the jack, turn the level holder and remove it, under where the level was is the square end of a shaft that is used with the crank. You might want to remove the propane tank cover to give you more room to crank. I had the same brand jack on my 2008 27' International, I just replaced it this past week--it got to t he point of me not knowing if it would work or not, had to use the crank once too often.
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From the H&H Super Jack instruction sheet....

Operation.. manual

remove powerhead by loosening the two allen head set screws holding it to the jackpost.

The emergency handle may be inserted into the jackpost and the jack can be raised of lowered.

Synchronize the powerhead..

Use the crank to fully retract post
crank jackpost one turn in the opposite direction
ground powerhead to jackpost or trailer frame
push switch away from jackpost (as if retracting) Hold switch until motor stops running (as if jackpost is retracted all the way)
install powerhead and tighten set screws.



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is the fuse blowing as soon as you plug it in or does it blow as soon as you activate the power switch?
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:38 AM   #13
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I just went to my storage shed and my jack that I took off is a Heavy Duty LevelRite (not a Levellite as you stated. Mine also say Hi Power 3000----so is yours a levellite or a Levelrite.
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Could be low voltage output of the battery; maybe something was left on overnight. Be sure the battery is fully charged.

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