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Old 11-05-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
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Hitch Jack Getting Difficult to Crank

I have a 2010 Jay Feather Sport. The last couple of times that I cranked the hitch jack, it seems to be getting more and more difficult to turn, where I really need to add some extra umph to it.

Do these things require grease or anything? If so, where do you insert the grease fixing? The jack seems completely sealed. I saw no mention of greasing the jack in my owner's manual.

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Old 11-06-2011, 01:50 AM   #2
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Pry off the cover with a flat blade screw driver. It will go flying so get ready to catch the cover. You can inspect and lube the gears and then push the cover back on. it will snap in place. After 15 years of cranking the one on the old trailer, I was ready for an electric one.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:56 AM   #3
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Well, I popped the cover off and saw plenty of grease around the bearings, so I don't know why it's cranking so hard. It also seems to be slipping a bit. I sprayed some WD40 in the area where the outer tubular housing slides against the inner one and it seemed to help a tiny bit, but not much.

Perhaps the jack is going bad?
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:30 PM   #4
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Sounds like you did what you could, since you are still under warranty I would take the TT back to the dealer.

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Install an electric jack & you'll never have to crank again.
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Install an electric jack & you'll never have to crank again.
I know we are spending your money , but I agree - if you can go electric you will love it especially if you have to put on spring bars.
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Are these things easy to install? Also, I assume they can run off battery power alone?
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They are easy to install and they do run off the battery. They come with an emergency hand crank also for a backup.
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very easy. 3 bolts and a hot wire to the battery. Lower both front stabilizer jacks and replace it
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