Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-18-2019, 05:45 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Providence Village
Posts: 10
Tongue jack power not working

My tongue jack motor seems to only work when connected to the truck or power source like my house or camp site. Any suggestions?
__________________

gpearson26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2019, 05:57 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 4,907
Look behind the tongue battery box for a 30AMP fuse holder and check the fuse. It might be closer to the camper but looks something like this.

Click image for larger version

Name:	30 AMP spade fuse.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	53.7 KB
ID:	51686
__________________

__________________
2004 SOB popup
2006 SOB hybrid
2008 Eagle 314BHDS
2013 SOB 5th wheel
2019 Hummingbird 17RK
wiscampsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2019, 07:04 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Providence Village
Posts: 10
I’ll check that out. Thanks.
gpearson26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2019, 07:08 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,460
Check your battery voltage, if the fuse was blown I dont think it would work when plugged in.
Sundancer330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2019, 07:17 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Providence Village
Posts: 10
Everything but the jack seems to be working on battery power so there’s something happening with the jack itself. I’ll check the fuse underneath as suggested but open to any other thoughts.
gpearson26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2019, 07:18 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Providence Village
Posts: 10
The light on the jack also doesn’t work. I’m still learning and don’t know how to check battery voltage.
gpearson26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2019, 07:55 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
RogerR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Mapleton
Posts: 1,341
While you are checking everything look at the negative ground. Most ground via the bolts that hold the jack onto the frame. If there is to much rust, corrosion or paint the ground may be bad so current won't flow easily. The extra voltage from the truck or converter may overcome the rust. Pull a bolt, clean the contact surfaces and reinstall.
__________________
2017 SLX 195RB
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, gas 3.7 V6
Andersen WDH hitch
Dometic Milenco Aero mirrors
RogerR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2019, 12:46 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: SACRAMENTO
Posts: 20
I haven't chased it down yet but I believe it is wired to only work when connected to the truck. Not sure the reasoning except to keep people from messing with it or something. Mine is the same way - its a little annoying....
mrSethTaylor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2019, 01:49 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Providence Village
Posts: 10
It usually works fine without being connected. For whatever reason it stopped.
gpearson26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2019, 01:50 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Providence Village
Posts: 10
I’ll take a look but the trailer is only a couple months old so there shouldn’t be any rust. But I’ll try to look closer at the ground wires
__________________

gpearson26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.