Originally Posted by bansai
Jesus, I didn't know they even made covers for these OEM tongue jacks. Guess I'll add that to my list too. Thanks for the heads up. I want to keep mine alive as long as possible so I can blow my budget on my solar system vs. OEM parts replacement.
Just use a small trash can or a bucket. Eventually, the sun will get to it and it will degrade, but then you just "procure" another. You can usually find something that will work for cheap or free.
My biggest problem was that I couldn't keep the jack covered in transit. And it rains nearly every time we go out. So yeah, I could keep it protected while it's parked (and I did), but driving it down the road in the rain a couple times, and it was done for. Not to mention that mine had that silly little bubble level on top, in the manual crank access, that cracked after like a week of use. It literally did NOTHING to keep water from entering the jack head through that hole. It would have been far better to have a rubber plug up there.
But really, you shouldn't HAVE to cover the jack. IDK what the manufacturer is thinking with those things. They spend their lives outside, they should at least be somewhat water resistant!
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