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Old 07-16-2015, 02:02 PM   #11
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I read on another forum that a Golf Bag cover is a good solution for a tongue jack cover.
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Old 07-16-2015, 02:51 PM   #12
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I didn't mention it, but I keep a small kitchen garbage can flipped over on my Atwood power jack to help protect it from the sun and rain.
5 gallon bucket here.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:28 PM   #13
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... Got my eyes on a Husky Brute to replace the cheap Chinese garbage that came on the trailer. I may not even bother with a warranty claim as I have NO interest in replacing it with the same jack.
I replaced my stock jack before we even went on our first trip. I fortunately still had the old manual jack from our old trailer ( <cough> packrat <cough> ), so pulled off the 6 month old Husky 4500lb jack before trading it in. The Husky doesn't struggle at all with our ~1300lb tongue weight but the stock jack was really loud and sounded like it was going to die or strip a gear any second. Plus the Husky has limit switches to prevent retracting too far (maybe overextension, too - not sure) with the resulting blown fuses. Our Husky has the remote, so I can lower the trailer from the driver's seat while watching in the rear view camera. You'll be very happy with it, remote or not.

Anyone in the DC area want to buy a barely used jack?
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:23 PM   #14
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I purchased a cover for mine - a vinyl bag with drawstring. It fits tight and the wind can't blow it off. It's lasted for 5 years, now, and still in good shape.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:15 AM   #15
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I purchased a cover for mine - a vinyl bag with drawstring. It fits tight and the wind can't blow it off. It's lasted for 5 years, now, and still in good shape.
Do you keep it on in transit? Sometimes the rain comes while we're in transit and I can't keep the can on then...
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Do you keep it on in transit? Sometimes the rain comes while we're in transit and I can't keep the can on then...
No. I take it off during travel, but I keep the cover on any time I am not directly using it and the trailer is stationary. It is easy to take on and off. Theoretically, the drawstring should keep it in place while traveling - but I don't want to take the chance of losing it.

Here's the one I have - fits the El tongue jack that came on my 2015 Jayco:



Here's the link to the above, through Amazon for $8.00: Amazon.com: Quick Products JQ-RVC Universal Electric Tongue Jack Cover: Automotive

There are larger ones available at Camping World:
Electric Jack Head Cover - Stromberg Carlson JET-01 - Hitch Covers - Camping World
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:56 PM   #17
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I didn't mention it, but I keep a small kitchen garbage can flipped over on my Atwood power jack to help protect it from the sun and rain.
X2 on the inverted plastic garbage can. Got this idea from this forum. I also put two eye hooks on the side for the chains and a broom holder bracket in the front to keep the plug out of the weather. Works great in all weather and the weight of the chains hold it down in the wind.
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X2 on the inverted plastic garbage can. Got this idea from this forum. I also put two eye hooks on the side for the chains and a broom holder bracket in the front to keep the plug out of the weather. Works great in all weather and the weight of the chains hold it down in the wind.
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I haven't put the hooks or broom stick holder on, but my propane tank cover is close enough that the can has actually stayed on while going down the road due to a very snug fit! Glad I didn't loose it!
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a good mid to high powered pellet gun is the only solution
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I'm going with the small trash bag idea. When breaking camp yesterday the jack raised a couple seconds, then quit cold. After just a couple of cranks with the manual whatever you call it, it worked again. I suspect our very unusual daily rains, probably triple the average, is the culprit.
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