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Old 10-22-2015, 11:25 AM   #1
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URGENT storage question

I will be storing my 2014FC 23D this weekend. I've winterized it and emptied it out. Last year I left the batteries in until I got to the storage facility to power the front jack. Removed the batteries and stored them in my shop with occasional trickle charge. In spring picked up trailer and replaced batteries at storage site for trip home. This year I've removed the batteries and set in storage mode. Any reason I can't just use the hand crank on the power jack to hitch and unhitch??? Please let me know ASAP. THANKS!!

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Old 10-22-2015, 11:39 AM   #2
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Hand crank works. Reinstall the cover to prevent water from entering.

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Old 10-22-2015, 11:53 AM   #3
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I do know that the hand crank does not clear the propane cover. I have a dead spot in the motor and have to use the hand crank on occasion and it is a pain in the butt. You may want to find a tool you can use that is longer. It is a square head you use the hand crank on so a socket may work.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:03 PM   #4
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There is no reason to remove the batteries at all as long as you charge them properly and totally disconnect them when stored. Save yourself some work and worry.

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Old 10-22-2015, 12:27 PM   #5
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You can power the jack from your TV's electrical system through the 12 v . connector in the umbilical cord.
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:21 PM   #6
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To use the hand crank just remove the propane cover.

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