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Old 11-02-2015, 11:45 AM   #21
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I was about to toss out a old camping storage bag nylon, coated with a drawstring and cord-lock, then it occurred to me about how to use it covering the jack! The drawstring keeps it in place. I use a plastic bag under it for extra waterproof, but put the bag over it as the sun in TX eats up the plastic bags. I like the bucket idea for when at the storage lot too.
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Old 11-02-2015, 11:53 AM   #22
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Never gave it a second thought. Hmmmm. Maybe I should!
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:29 PM   #23
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It's not that clear, but I keep an upturned 5+ gallon bucket over the jack head when not under tow.





The bucket does double-duty when we are boondocking. It is part of the fresh water gathering process.
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:54 PM   #24
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Thank you. I believe Home depot sells the buckets I think I am going to do this.
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Old 11-02-2015, 02:47 PM   #25
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I keep a bucket over my electric jack.
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Old 11-02-2015, 03:40 PM   #26
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A stout bucket is a good idea. I used to use a trash can, I had hooks on the inside for the chains and the 7-pin connector. It lasted about one season or less before it started deteriorating from the sun. Like Dirkdaddy said, the sun down here in TX is pretty brutal.

I replaced my jack with a Husky Brute 4500 which has much better water intrusion protection, so I haven't worried about it yet. But the plan is to use a waterproofed bag with draw string. I would like for it to stay in place while under way as we tend to drive through the rain quite a bit.
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Like a dry bag that you use for boating maybe?
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Like a dry bag that you use for boating maybe?
I like that idea. You can get them pretty cheap at Wal-Mart. And IIRC they come in packs of 3, so I could just use the one that fits the jack the best and the others for other stuff. Those waterproof bags come in handy quite often.
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About halfway through the season, I noticed that the LED light on the tongue jack wasn't working, so I took it apart and found a lot of corrosion in the switch. I cleaned it up, put a dab of dielectric grease on it and put it back together. I then made a cover "bag" for the tongue jack head out of a piece of old tarpaulin with a draw string around it, so whenever the trailer isn't being towed, the cover is on and tied. It does wonders to protect the motor and switches.
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I was wondering do you have a picture of the hitch cover you made.
I just got my Jayco and would ne interested in seeing how you made yours.
Much appreciated.
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I also did the small waste basket thing (like Cfd225 stated) with eye hooks for the chains and a tool holder clip for the electric line. Chain weight holds the basket on in the wind. When traveling it goes into front storage. Keeps it all dry and clean.
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