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#1 CalDreamin

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:53 PM

I am in process of ordering a 17' Spirit Dlx and am inclined to get the electric tongue jack, but I have a question: If I lose power to the motor, or it has some other problem, is there a backup manual way of lifting the tongue short of using a scissor jack? I was hoping maybe there was a way to insert a manual crank, or some such provision

Thanx.

#2 Rob and Linda

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 03:17 PM

<<< snip >>> I was hoping maybe there was a way to insert a manual crank, or some such provision

Thanx.

Yep, as far as I know, that's the way they all work! Just don't forget where you put the crank! :o Robert

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#3 BillC

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:09 AM

Yes, the electric tongue jack I purchased in Rice, Texas with my 2013 Casita has a manual backup.

#4 CalDreamin

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:15 AM

Thanks to Rob, Linda, and BillC for the informative replies. I will now order with more confidence!

Edited by CalDreamin, 09 September 2013 - 08:15 AM.


#5 GarlandGuy

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:20 AM

We have just ordered a SD and looked at that issue. The bubble level that is on the top of the electric jack must be removed (3 screws, i think) and the manual crank is inserted on the shaft that is under the level.





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