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Old 12-02-2016, 07:38 PM   #1
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Electric jack

We just bought a '73 31ft. land yacht. The electric jack isn't working, but lights on exterior are so plug to truck is, but wondering if the jack runs off our truck or the rv's internal battery. Or if the jack is just fried. Any help please. Sure there will be a few hundred more questions coming in the next yeat or so.
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:52 PM   #2
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It should be wired to the camper and run from the battery.
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Old 12-03-2016, 12:58 AM   #3
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As was said, it runs of the trailer battery.

Check the wires. If the wiring is okay, it's probably a fried jack. I think we paid $80 for a new jack on Amazon. Easy replacement.
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Old 12-03-2016, 04:58 AM   #4
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Check the fuse. Don't know if yours has a manual override but that's an easy temporary solution too.
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Old 12-03-2016, 05:40 AM   #5
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Thank you, y'all. Didn't know what powered it. That would explain it. Trailer has been sitting for 2 years.
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