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Old 08-21-2019, 01:51 PM   #21
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Belbien,

OK goat is out, collard greens are in.

STREMN's suggestions didn't get things going. He knows his AC from his DC but OTF (Over The Forum) diagnostics only go so far. And replacing a switch, not sure what brand you have I did it once and a limit switch all doable bit a PITA potentially.

So now what?

Here's the scenario. Its a dark and stormy night, long day at the wheel finding the Shady Rest Trailer and Video Rental Laundramat and after you rang that desk bell and the clerk from behind the inky black shadows looked up from that black and white TV watching Rod Serling introduce tonight's Twilight Zone and then you managed to back in and start to unhook and the sky goes from just rain to cats and dogs rain and that recently fixed jack acts up. On SNAP!

You're just gonna wish you bit the collard greens and replaced that questionable blankety blank jack when you were at home and had your resources.

Oh, what brand you ask? Why Husky, make mine a Husky.

Many of the jacks problems being reported are almost approaching GYM status for reliability.

Gary

Yeah, I had too much time on my hands today didn't I. Don't ya like how I blended readings from an old Car Talk puzzler into this! I did.
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:34 PM   #22
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Belbien,
Here's the scenario. Its a dark and stormy night, long day at the wheel finding the Shady Rest Trailer and Video Rental Laundramat and after you rang that desk bell and the clerk from behind the inky black shadows looked up from that black and white TV watching Rod Serling introduce tonight's Twilight Zone and then you managed to back in and start to unhook and the sky goes from just rain to cats and dogs rain and that recently fixed jack acts up. On SNAP!
I was expecting to hear the theme song from TZone start playing in the background! Hold on, just wait a minute while I wipe the iced tea off my screen...LOL
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:44 PM   #23
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Wait a minute, this is MY routine!

Gary, Tom: Glad you enjoyed the show. I'll be here all week.



Tom: So you're saying that because the Black /-/ground from the battery is connected to the trailer (which I didn't know) then when all those little delinquent electrons find their way from the Red/+ through the jack motor and then the ground, they recycle back to the battery through the trailer frame ... which is why there's only a need for one (Red) wire. I know this is thoroughly ignorant way to envision it, but I'm not that enlightened. (API)



To everyone who suggested that I replace the jack: You're absolutely right. I should. I shall. On Monday. But instead of replacing just the jack, I'm just going to change it out for a new FC 25'. That way I don't have to spend the money fixing the jack. Smart, huh?



So, no need for the goat after all.



(Thanks everyone for indulging me in my ignorant questions. I learned a lot.) (Like: don't sit in front of Stremn when he's watching comedy on TV.)
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:20 PM   #24
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Gary, Tom: Glad you enjoyed the show.

But instead of replacing just the jack, I'm just going to change it out for a new FC 25'. That way I don't have to spend the money fixing the jack. Smart, huh?



So, no need for the goat after all.



(Thanks everyone for indulging me in my ignorant questions. I learned a lot.) (Like: don't sit in front of Stremn when he's watching comedy on TV.)

Ok new trailer in the horizon whooo hoooo!

But stay tuned folks, same Bat time, same Bat channel for Belbeins next show:

As the jack turns.

Staring

STREM as Count Volt
Switch as Mr Mightgoupmightnot
And featuring the Battery Twins as Captain Power

If you havenít figured it out STREMN and your humble narrator have had quality campfire time together.

Not sure if heíll admit it though.

Good luck

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Old 08-21-2019, 06:20 PM   #25
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Welcome to the 25 club! Now. RB or FB? It is like the peopleís front of Judaea and the Judaeas peoples front! (Monty Phython in case you are wondering)

I assure you, the jack will still goof on you!

Owning an Airstream (even a newer one) is like having a project truck. These things are like onions.. you resolve one issue only to reveal another... but i do enjoy it, i hope you do too!
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We're buying the one with the brand new, (presumably) working jack, and with the jack they throw in rear twin beds.
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We're buying the one with the brand new, (presumably) working jack, and with the jack they throw in rear twin beds.
Belbein - Glad that you were able to resolve the issue! One thing I've learned is that there's always more than one way to solve a problem. Seriously though you're on the money with the analogy you used earlier.

Congratulations on the pending new trailer that'll be fun. Have great adventures and remember to sit beside one another at the campfire...saves on wiping the back of your neck off...LOL

All the Best to You and Yours!

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I had a similar problem on my 2015, 19 Bambi. Cause was a defective switch on the Berker jack. I telephoned Berker Customer Service, they were very helpful and sent a replacement switch, no charge. Took about 20 minutes to install. I now have a cover on the jack to prevent moisture from entering.
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My electric tongue Jack has packed it in yet again. As always, it's when I'm pressed for time. It's been an internist problem since I bought the trailer new four yeasts ago, and neither warranty work not private necedades have fixed it. I need some help trouble-shooting it.

Symptom : the jack won't raise and lower.

Observations: the jack light goes on, so there's power. The battery is fully charged (and new.). Yesterday when I was hand - cranking it to hitch it up, I touched something and it briefly lowered. But when I tried to do anything more, it died.

Plan : take the plastic cover off, then
--electrical test for power to the connections
--remove and examine the connections
--switch out the switches?
--sacrafice a goat?
Yep. Same here. There are too many plastic parts for gears! There are packages to the plastic parts you can order and replace. The motor was fine but the gears arenít.
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Yep. Same here. There are too many plastic parts for gears! There are packages to the plastic parts you can order and replace. The motor was fine but the gears arenít.


Luanne,

If you are looking for a tongue jack recommendation Iíll recommend a Husky. Several models but Iíve had mine on a 2007 Classic Ltd Slide Out which has a pretty heavy tongue. Itís been doing its job for maybe 8 years trouble free. Goes up and down effortlessly and much quieter.

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