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Old 06-09-2016, 04:46 PM   #11
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I cover ours with the bag from an old motorcycle helmet it keeps it dry has a draw string and I can work the jacks switches without having to remove it.

It stays on the trailer 24-7 and has been working fine for two years now.

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Old 06-09-2016, 05:04 PM   #12
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For what it's worth. I just tie a white hand towel around mine. Reflects the sun but breathes if it rains. Out here in AZ nothing black works. Cooks what's inside.

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Old 06-10-2016, 04:55 PM   #13
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FWIW, my exposed tongue jack sits just outside the barn and has with no problems for five years. When I first read about the bucket idea a while back it seemed like a good idea. But with our winds that thing would become a missel pretty quickly. And if tied down it's going to bang around on the jack, and that can't be a good thing.
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Old 06-10-2016, 05:07 PM   #14
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I cover my power jack with a white plastic bucket while in storage, To keep it in place during windy times I drilled a slotted hole on each side down low then I hang the safety chains from the slots. Also keeps the tow chains from laying on the ground. Cost was zero since I already had the bucket.
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Old 06-10-2016, 05:11 PM   #15
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I went with the vinyl one the OP posted from amazon. $11 bucks and change, why quibble over price?? Heck we pay more for our chemicals......
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Old 06-10-2016, 05:51 PM   #16
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I use the same one from amazon. No issues with it. Still breathes from the area by the draw string. No condensation issues here.

I cover everything, tires, jack, and I am using the RV cover I had from the class A I sold.

Sun is brutal here in the southwest. I'll do what ever I can to protect my investment.
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:37 AM   #17
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I cover mine with the bag from a RV cover. Water resistant and breathable. Covers most of the tongue actually, including the jack, batteries, and hitch.
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:09 AM   #18
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Electric tongue jack cover

Here's what the cover from Amazon looks like. I Loosened the drawstrings. So far this weekend, no moisture underneath. It rained pretty good yesterday/last night.

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Old 06-12-2016, 03:23 PM   #19
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The cheapo power jack that came on our unit was quickly ruined by rain intrusion. After having it replaced under warranty I started covering it with a five gallon bucket. I hang the safety chains on the bucket handle which keeps the bucket on and the chains off of the ground.

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Old 06-12-2016, 08:09 PM   #20
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My OEM jack has crapped out after 3 years. Am replacing with the Huskey 4500 lb jack. All these are made in China, so who knows how long they will last or if putting a cover over them will be beneficial.

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