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Old 02-28-2016, 08:56 PM   #1
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Front Tongue Jack LED Light

I just went out to put out the trash for pick up tomorrow morning and noticed the LED lights were on on the tongue jack. I thought maybe some wise guy turned it on but when i went to turn it off, it actually turned brighter.

so, my question is, is this normal after dark and I never noticed or do I possibly have a short circuit causing the light to come on?

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Old 02-28-2016, 09:04 PM   #2
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Doesn't sound right... Maybe some water in the switch???
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Doesn't sound right... Maybe some water in the switch???
Yeah, my thoughts, too. Been raining like a sonuvagun today.

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Should be some aerosol spray that can dry it out. I keep my jack covered with old trash can/bucket to keep it dry.. Good luck
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That's what happened to ours. I took the switch apart and there was a lot of corrosion in the switch mechanism. Part of the switch body is molded into the jack housing, so be careful when you're taking it apart -- sorry, no photos. But a few seconds with a small wire brush and some dielectric grease solved the problem.
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When my trailer is parked it always has a small black plastic garbage bin turned upside down, covering the jack. This prevents water from getting in and causing problems. The only time it's uncovered is when it's under tow. I use a bungee cord stretched under the tongue to secure it. Works great and has prevented any problems so far.
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When I park our TT, I also use a small plastic garbage can from Walmart and invert it over the electric jack. I installed two eye hooks on each side on the inside for the chains and a broom clasp holder in the front for the plug wire. Keeps everything dry and out of the dirt. Weight of the chains keeps it on the jack. Wish I could take credit for this but I picked this up from an idea on this forum.

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In wintery condition still moist will attack the switches, it is hard to prevent because most RV are stored outside. When corroded a bit; contact spray will help to clean the contacts. I usually spray some silicone spray on the switch to let it soak in. I also carry a spare switch. Some automotive or RV stores will carry them.
Haven't seen a 100% waterproof Power Tongue Jack yet..............yes only the ones with the buckets on them. Don't forget the grease the spindle, when they leave the mfg. they hardly have grease on them.
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