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Old 07-24-2010, 03:12 PM   #1
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Who's the mfg?

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Not sure this is the original, but I got it working (in only one direction). Any idea who the manufacturer is so I can attempt to replace the broken shroud and switch?

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Old 07-24-2010, 03:23 PM   #2
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Why mess with it? That old a unit is bound to be worn out...that's one of the first things I replaced on our 78...

You can usually find these tongue jacks on special from any number of RV parts outlets - it's a popular item...

Get one with excess capacity, so it won't be working all that hard when you use it - and it will last longer as well...

You might want to get a new break-away switch as well, they are cheap, and good insurance in case you need it!

Good luck on your project...


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Old 07-24-2010, 03:35 PM   #3
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That is a REESE tongue jack. Not sure if there are any limit switches in that one. The one I had I had to replace the switch DPDT center off. They were available from reese 10 years ago. The jack is quite old and was probably put on by the original owner
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:42 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. It works fine, the shroud is only cosmetic and to work in the opposite direction, I can just reverse the wires. I was hoping for $20 or $30 bucks I can replace both. Afterall, this project is going to be my home at the hunting camp in Georgia so I'll just need the jack twice...once there and once back. I suppose a new one is not economical considering it's use.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:56 PM   #5
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You may be able to get a replacement switch at your local Auto Parts store.
Those switches are used in many applications.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:02 AM   #6
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That swith will carry a lot of current. So get a HD one if buying genaric.


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