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Old 05-21-2015, 09:21 AM   #11
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This has actually never happened to me. I've retracted the jack until it stops several times without incident. Of course, the very moment it stops, I release the switch because I'm usually about to release anyway because I don't want to go until it stops. If I were to continue to hold the switch even a half second more, I'm sure the fuse would go, but it hasn't happened yet...
I salute your jack or your fingers!
When my jack gets to its limit, even if I'm thinking about stopping or even if my finger pressure eased and has begun releasing the switch, there's
no change in sound or POOF! BLOWN!
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:27 AM   #12
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I salute your jack or your fingers!
When my jack gets to its limit, even if I'm thinking about stopping or even if my finger pressure eased and has begun releasing the switch, there's
no change in sound or POOF! BLOWN!
I'm SUPER surprised it's never happened. I guess I'm just lucky! Since I have a bunch of fuses, maybe I'll TRY to blow it. If I burn up the motor, then I can get a new one! I HATE the chinese crap OEM jack, and hope it dies a horrible death. My luck it will last forever just out of spite, and I'll hate it the whole time!
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:39 PM   #13
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A great little modification is to replace that 30 amp fuse with a a 30 amp auto reset circuit breaker. They're under $5 at any auto supply store and plug in like an ATO fuse would. No more blown fuses to worry about.
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:00 PM   #14
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Tongue Jack Failure

If you're thinking of replacing your jack, I heartily recommend the Husky 4500lb jack w/ remote. It's real nice to be able to back up using the backup camera, and then using the key fob style remote to lower the coupler onto the ball without ever leaving the drivers seat.

It has a ball screw, top/bottom limit switches and doesn't seem to struggle at all with my 1300lb tongue weight unlike the stock jack.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:58 AM   #15
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If you're thinking of replacing your jack, I heartily recommend the Husky 4500lb jack w/ remote. It's real nice to be able to back up using the backup camera, and then using the key fob style remote to lower the coupler onto the ball without ever leaving the drivers seat.

It has a ball screw, top/bottom limit switches and doesn't seem to struggle at all with my 1300lb tongue weight unlike the stock jack.
This is the exact jack that I have in my wish list. Problem is that on Amazon, the price recently increased significantly
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