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Old 04-30-2016, 01:26 PM   #1
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Hand Cranking the Power Jack

After a year of ownership with our new Flying Cloud, I figured it was past time to learn how to use the hand crank on the tongue power jack. First, I located the male socket stud on top of the jack tube which is found under the plastic level button. Next, I found the crank and discovered that I needed to add a 6" socket extension (3/8) to get it high enough to clear the propane cover. All set to crank. But it occurred to me that perhaps I needed to do something to protect the motor, like pop a circuit breaker or flip a switch somewhere. I looked in the owner's manual as well as my new guide to AS maintenance. No instructions anywhere. So, does anyone know if there are any preliminary steps to be taken before cranking? Thanks very much in advance for any input!

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Old 04-30-2016, 03:16 PM   #2
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I removed my tank cover several times before the light bulb came on and I added an extension to the tool kit.

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Old 05-07-2016, 01:22 PM   #3
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It's a good question about the electrical. Mine has one in the wiring next to the unit. Added by PO. Easy to pop out when not in use.
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