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Old 03-09-2016, 06:35 PM   #1
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Help! Jack won't operate on 2014 International

My Jack is inoperable at the moment. I'm plugged into shore power, battery is at 13.4, fuse looks good, and all wires seem well connected. What else should I do? Also, if wiring seems to be the problem, any details regarding this would be really helpful!
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:49 PM   #2
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The jack has a manual back up function. Check the ops manual or internet for info. It just takes a wrench.
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Old 03-10-2016, 02:42 AM   #3
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Had that happen to someone at a rally. The fuse looked good but it did not test good. Check it with an ohmmeter.
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Old 03-10-2016, 04:33 AM   #4
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As Isbrodsky stated the fuse may look good but the filament in these little buggers is so thin it could be bad. I'd either check it or put a new one in and see if that helps, otherwise it's the hand crank, a special handle for which should be someplace in your trailer.


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Old 03-10-2016, 05:47 AM   #5
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In addition to the great advise about the fuse, be certain that the jack positive wire is properly connected. It goes directly to a positive battery terminal. If the light on the jack is not working, you are probably not getting power to the jack head.
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:29 AM   #6
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Just had this happen, had to replace the switch as there was a short. Until you can do that, there's a wrench that should have come with your rig - my access to the manual controls is under the level at the top of the jack. Good luck!
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:42 AM   #7
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The jack, IMO, is an achilles heel.

Unless you have a cover for the head, the micro switches WILL eventually corrode and you'll find yourself in the fix you are currently in.

That said (assuming you have a Barker product), they are very good at taking care of you and pointing you in the right direction; selling you a $15 head cover which will pretty much take care of the problem.

I suspect they'll send you a set of replacement switches. I suggest you take a picture of the old connections, before you replace the old with the new (sometimes they even comp you with the switches).

Been there, done that.

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Old 03-10-2016, 07:31 AM   #8
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The fuse for the jack motor is not too common, so one may visit several auto parts stores to find them. Carry a box of five spares.
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:14 AM   #9
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The fuse holder is on the side of Jack post. It takes a 30 amp slow blow fuse due to start current
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I had the same problem and had to replace the switch. Easy to fix.
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Good advise from all, but forgot one item.
Check tighten the mounting bolts; could be a bad ground!
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Old 03-10-2016, 03:34 PM   #12
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The EXACT slo blow fuse is hard to come by.

A call to Barker, and they'll more than likely, send you 3 of the OEMs.
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NAPA carries the 30 amp slow blows as a normal stoking item. I have bought them in two different NAPAS and they knew exactly what I was talking about.

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Old 03-10-2016, 05:58 PM   #14
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Power jack does not operate

Had the same problem at the koa Bristol Tenn at race time. Had good supply of
12 volt power but would not operate. Removed the motor and all looked good
So gave a teat run with it off the tongue worked good. Solved the problem by
Cleaning the ground wire at screw connected on tongue. Moore problem
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Our jack failed on our 2nd trip. Fuse, switch and ground were fine. The motor had failed and had to be replaced. In our case it was covered under warranty.
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:27 PM   #16
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Had the problem. it was the negative at the mounting bolts. Removed them one at a time. Cleaned area around bolt head. Replaced with stainless steel bolt.
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