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Old 05-11-2008, 11:04 PM   #1
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Wink manual crank for 1964 electric tongue jack

Hello All. I have been busy restoring my 64' Overlander's exterior and found the tongue jack does not work. I opened the top and noticed there is a notch where possibly a manual crank can be attached to raise and lower the tongue. Is this true or do I have to get a battery to run the electronic jack? Any help is appreciated since next week I am driving to LA to hitch up to it. Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:25 PM   #2
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Yes, that is a provision for a manual crank. You can make one out of some bar stock and a rollpin if you cant find the original.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:25 PM   #3
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Yes, that is a provision for a manual crank. You can make one out of some bar stock and a rollpin if you cant find the original.
What he said and...

Before you use the electric jack again make sure to sync everything. So the leg and motor's switchs all agree on where the leg actually is.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:29 PM   #4
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what they said and..........
once in a great while you see a used hand crank on ebay for a lot of bucks. If you make your own it would be pretty easy to make it so it fits in an electric drill.

I'm not sure if the battery needs to be in the coach but it is a 12 volt motor. so some how you need some juice. Check your fuses, jack switch, and that the wire to the jack is hot.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:46 PM   #5
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Boy I would love to have a manual emergency crank but I dont know what Dia. of bar stock or roll pin to buy. Also how far from the end is the roll pin placed. Robert
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:42 PM   #6
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Mine thinks it's at the stop place unless the battery is pretty well charged.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:51 PM   #7
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If you make a crank, the rod diameter is what just fits inside the motor socket and the roll pin size and location are such that it will fit in the slots in said socket.
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Sorry I was being lazy and really didn't want to pull the head of the jack off. Any Dim. would be great. Robert
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:58 PM   #9
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Hand Crank

Here is a photo of the emergency standby hand crank that came with my Airstream from the factory. I have had to use it on several occasions and it was effortless. As a matter of fact I am not sure why the motor sounds like it is laboring so hard when I use it.

This is a piece of 1/2" aluminum tubing with a 3/16" roll pin located 1/2" to center.

I have seen several people make a straight piece about 3" long and place in a cordless drill and not use the motor at all.

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Old 05-19-2008, 08:47 PM   #10
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Thank you all. Luckily, when I arrived to pick it up, the crank was inside the cabin. Looks just like the one above. She has some bad wiring so I will have to investigate before the motor will be running.
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:56 PM   #11
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there is a crank for sale on ebay right now.
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:05 PM   #12
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How do you sync everything?
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Google this site: http://www.barkermfg.com/superjackpg4.pdf for complete details.

Or follow these instructions from the manual (below):
INSTALL POWERHEAD OR RE-TIMING
Use the crank to fully retract post.
Crank jackpost one turn in opposite direction
Ground powerhead to jackpost or trailer frame.
Push switch away from jackpost housing (as if retracting post). Hold switch until motor stops running(as if jackpost is retracted all the way).
Install powerhead and tighten set screws.

Its important to do it right, then test it so it will not jam. Good luck
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Electric jack kept shorting out yesterday so I could not lower the jack. ( I think I found the problem) Anyway I was trying to figure out how to lower it manually. I read the manual and still could not see what to attach what to where to lower the jack. This is on a 2013 Flying Cloud. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:08 AM   #15
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You have to remove the powerhead to access the receptacle for the manual crank. Be sure to follow the timing procedure in JStanley's post above when you re-install the power head.
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You have to remove the jack head by taking out the four allen screws that hold it to the post.
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