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Old 09-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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Power jack install

I have been thinking about installing a power jack motor on my camper... mainly because I'm lazy, but the hand crank is a really slow.

I see where the motor goes, but about wiring and switches? Do I just use 2 relays with a double throw spring return switch?
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:35 AM   #2
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Mine simply had one wire attached to the battery, and the second wire went around one of the bolts that secured the jack to the trailer.
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ditto on mine. Assuming the jack has a built in switch (and maybe a light, like my Atwood), all you need is a battery source and a ground, as cm11599ps previously said. You will never regret the change - trust me !
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One other thing I forgot to add in my previous post - there should be an inline fuse in the battery source, in case something shorts out, like insulation rubbed off the wire.
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Oh, let me explain something we did. The power jack ground wire gets sandwiched between the plate of the jack and the trailer itself. I remember taking a flat head screwdriver and shaving the paint off the trailer frame around the hole where I was going to put the grounding wire. I don't remember if the directions called to do that but I felt better that way.
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