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Old 03-03-2015, 06:43 PM   #11
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Its no picnic here either, we went below zero on the night of 2/20 and that`s a big deal here. Much of the Chesapeake bay is froze up, very unusual for March. Record cold forecast again Thursday night and more snow. Yikes.

As for the batteries, a quick way to find out is unplug the shorepower then try turning on the lights in the trailer. No lights mean a dead battery.....

And I am also a bucket over the jack guy, it works.
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:52 PM   #12
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Over 300,000 mi and going strong. Yours?
That's what I like to hear! My goal has always been 300,000 for it; have 191,000 on it now.
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That's what I like to hear! My goal has always been 300,000 for it; have 191,000 on it now.
Clean fuel & clean oil makes all the difference to the 6.0! I've had some stiction issues (my fault) and have gone to 10w-30 blend and Archoil additive to correct.

Let's not highjack the thread. Open an new one or PM if you'd like.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:18 AM   #14
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Poorly sealed tongue jack

Something similar happened to me. My 32rlds was only 3 months old when the 99 dollar tongue jack froze up. I took the cover off the top of the jack to find it full of water. Jayco warranty covered the replacement. I now store my bucket over the jack between uses.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:00 PM   #15
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Something similar happened to me. My 32rlds was only 3 months old when the 99 dollar tongue jack froze up. I took the cover off the top of the jack to find it full of water. Jayco warranty covered the replacement. I now store my bucket over the jack between uses.
Poor design. It would probably only need a gasket under the manual crank opening, because the rest, if I remember correctly, is all one plastic piece. Seems like a common problem, because I called the dealer, and they didn't hesitate to tell me they would get another from Jayco if it didn't work when it warmed up outside.
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Old 03-04-2015, 01:45 PM   #16
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Poor design. It would probably only need a gasket under the manual crank opening, because the rest, if I remember correctly, is all one plastic piece. Seems like a common problem, because I called the dealer, and they didn't hesitate to tell me they would get another from Jayco if it didn't work when it warmed up outside.
Mine is terrible. I'm convinced the only reason it's still alive is because I started covering it with a trash can last year. I was using it once after a rain storm and all this water started leaking out, I thought "THAT can't be good."

My plan is to replace it with this:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0063ZBXZC/...I3O335NMUDX8B7

If it gives up before my warranty is up, I'm hoping my dealer will work with me and just pay me what a warranty replacement would be worth and I'll use that toward the purchase of this one. If it's outside warranty, that's okay too, I just want a better product than the one Jayco puts on there.
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Thanks for the tips everyone. After reading these comments, I think we'll be covering our tongue jack with a pail or small trash can too!
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:23 PM   #18
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BTW my Barker 3000 tongue jack was also on my previous trailer and is now over 6 years old, never missed a beat. Made in Michigan, not Beiging or Peking or......
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