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Old 03-20-2003, 07:36 PM   #1
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Tongue Jack Repair

Well the electric tongue jack on my 31', 1978 Sovereign has developed a case of the randomly intermittent switch. I would like to replace the switch and I need to know the type of switch I need. I believe a DPDT momentary contact type is correct, but any advice would be appreciated. The bottom of the switch has 6 wire posts and what looks like a diagonal buss across the pins (?). I can't read the amp capacity of the switch so any help here, too, would be appreciated.

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Old 03-20-2003, 09:38 PM   #2
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head twist

While we are on the subject........

Anyone ever rotated the head of their power jack so it will not be in the way of the flag poles?

I have the three pole holder and I cannot put a flag in the middle because the head of my jack is in the way.

I would like to move the switch and the head 90 degrees.

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Old 03-21-2003, 07:25 AM   #3
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head twist

Ken,
I had the same problem. There is no way to rotate the head because of allignment of the three hole attachment. I attached my holder to the back of the LP tanks cover. I used garden hose washers against the alluminum cover and a 1/4" bolt with flat washers and a lock washer at the nut end. It seems to be working just fine.
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Not so fast........

I have heard of people removing the "head" of the jack, (the motor) and rotating it 90 degrees on the shaft.

I am almost certain that one can do this. I was looking for someone who had done it.

Thanks for the input anyway,
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Old 03-25-2003, 12:41 PM   #5
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Who makes this jack?
One of the gears in it wore out and I need a replacement. But I understand it is not an A/S-specific part. Maybe a generic-RV dealer can help me.

I already tried InlandRV and they said they would get back to me if they have it.
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When I bought my Bambi I had an electric added. At the time, as I recall, there were 3 manufacturers that I could choose from. I don't recall the actual manufacturer of the one I have, but the point is, these electric jacks are not specific or unique to Airstream, and at least three companies make them.
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Old 03-26-2003, 09:12 PM   #7
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Jack repair . . . I think my question was missed completely!!

My original question still stands. Any help wqith the switch??

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Answers to questions

The question was answered in the same post as the question. It is a momentary contact toggle switch. You can buy these at most any electrical supply house.

There is nothing exxclusive about this switch. I believe that several manufacturers make this switch including LEVITON who manufacturer most of the toggle switches in the electrical industry.

A distributor would be Graybar Electrical Supply. You can find them on the web or most any large metropolis.

I hope your question has been answered.
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