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Old 10-21-2017, 01:23 AM   #1
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Anyone cover their Power Tongue Jack ?

I just saw a cover for the head on a power tongue jack. Do the majority of you cover yours for the winter?
Do you recommend one?
(Mine is a Lipper)
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:33 AM   #2
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I have a Husky HB4500 that came with a cover, so the only time it's not covered is when we are traveling.
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:53 AM   #3
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I covered mine when we had a TT. All I used was a contractor grade trash bag that was big enough to cover the electrical pig tail too.
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I cover mine all year. I actually operate it through the cover.
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I cover mine all year. I actually operate it through the cover.
x2 I take it off when I clean the TT to inspect it, wipe it down, and give it a touch of 303 protectant.
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:06 AM   #6
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Yup. My in-laws had a problem a couple years ago when their power jack froze up. They aren't completely waterproof, and apparently they had ice on the gears and it was frozen. He found out as they were trying to leave for Florida one February. He took off the jack and planned to buy a replacement one on the trip. When he got to warmer weather it worked fine.

We both just cover ours with 5 gallon buckets. No need for anything fancy, just keep the water out.
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:26 AM   #7
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I read on here about water getting inside the jack and causing problems - minor problems, but still problems. I have a canvas cover with a drawstring and I leave it on all the time except when I'm operating the jack. Cost me 12 bucks I think and gives me a small slice of peace of mind.
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:46 AM   #9
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I just saw a cover for the head on a power tongue jack. Do the majority of you cover yours for the winter?
Do you recommend one?
(Mine is a Lipper)
We cover ours all the time, even when on the road. It's just a vinyl one with a drawstring. As the elements start to break it down, we add a 4 gallon trash bag underneath the cover to keep it water proof.
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:41 AM   #10
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Our travel trailer tongue had a built-in cover.
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