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Old 07-17-2016, 11:46 PM   #1
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Strange tongue jack question

The power jack for my new x23f will only operate in one direction (down). I have to manually crank it up.

I have a few big trips planned, and no time scheduled in between to go to dealer for repair work. While it is a royal pain to crank, I still get by with it. But I am afraid I will get to a campsite and even manual won't work (i have read a few such posts here).

Has anyone had this problem? Any ideas what would cause it?
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Old 07-18-2016, 06:04 AM   #2
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Bad switch on the jack maybe? Could be a warranty issue.
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Bad switch on the jack maybe? Could be a warranty issue.
Unquestionably bad switch or the wiring on the back of the switch.

The 2 wires from the battery and the 2 wires to the motor are good.

Only the thing in the middle that sends power (and reversed power) to the motor is the culprit.

Being a DIY'er, I'd have the cover apart and the switch pulled in my driveway before I made a warrantee claim (but that's me).
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:52 AM   #4
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The power jack for my new x23f will only operate in one direction (down). I have to manually crank it up.

I have a few big trips planned, and no time scheduled in between to go to dealer for repair work. While it is a royal pain to crank, I still get by with it. But I am afraid I will get to a campsite and even manual won't work (i have read a few such posts here).

Has anyone had this problem? Any ideas what would cause it?
I had a similar problem, then it got worse and wouldn't go up or down.

Rena, depending on your DIY ability, I think it would be easier for you to take the jack off the tongue and bring it to the dealer rather than trying to replace the switch. You will find 3 bolts and the power wire you can trace back to the battery. The return / ground is through the bolts to the frame. There is a 25Amp fuse on the wire going into the battery box.

Put some substantial blocks or jack stands under the tongue and be careful not to place it where the emergency brake switch is located underneath.

When I pulled my jack and inverted it, about a pint of rusty water poured out of the assembly. The dealer replaced the jack and I reinstalled it on the TT. No problems since. I also now keep a 5 gallon plastic bucket over the jack while the TT is in storage between outings.

I hope that helps you some. Enjoy the camping. Swampy
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