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Old 06-07-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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Cool electric tongue jack problem

we have brand new 26 ft Jay Flight with an electric tongue jack. after our first trip out, when we unhitched, the jack will NOT work when unplugged from the towing vehicle. the Battery on the camper is full, we plugged into house current - will NOT work. WILL work if we plug into tow vehicle. All breakers and fuses are OK. All other electric components work fine. ??? confused, don't know where to start trouble shooting. Nothing in manual. No manual for electric jack with our manual package. Thanks for any help.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:37 PM   #2
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check the wires to see if one has come loose to the battery
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:22 PM   #3
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Mine does the same thing if the inline fuse is blown. Are you sure the inline fuse on the tongue is still good? On my trailer, the inline fuse up front is for the jack only, it does not isolate the battery in any way, and last time I popped that fuse, my jack did exactly as you describe, it would only work if it was plugged into the TV.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:54 PM   #4
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a BIG thank you to Camper Bob. We did not realize there was a fuse out by the jack. We replaced it and all is GOOD!!!
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:04 PM   #5
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a BIG thank you to Camper Bob. We did not realize there was a fuse out by the jack. We replaced it and all is GOOD!!!

You're welcome! Glad I was able to help!

I popped mine when I hooked up to the truck without the battery on the trailer (short trip from storage lot, this is illegal in most places because the battery is needed for disconnect brakes), one of the other leads grounded out on the frame and the fuse popped.
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:53 PM   #6
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If you raise the trailer too far or lower it too far it will pop the fuse also. 5th wheel front jacks will do the same thing.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:05 PM   #7
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I have also noticed if you switch directions without letting the jack come to a complete stop you can blow the fuse also.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:27 PM   #8
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Neither of these have ever happened to me, but I carry a fist full of 30A fuses anyway...
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:31 AM   #9
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Thanks. This happened to me and I was under the impression it was just a standard process. I just returned from my 3rd trip and must have blown the fuse out on my first trip. Now off to the store before trip #4 this coming weekend.
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:15 AM   #10
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This can happen to anyone. I think I need to buy some extra fuses.
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