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Nathan R
10-18-2010, 04:54 PM
My Fulton trailer tongue jack won't crank either up or down. It's been stubborn before and I have lubricated it which has helped. This time it's being even more stubborn. ie: won't crank either way.

Any suggestions please.

Mike Vogdes
10-18-2010, 04:58 PM
If there's no plastic parts maybe a little heat with some Liquid Wrench and a little hammering...

Garret
10-18-2010, 05:01 PM
My Fulton trailer tongue jack won't crank either up or down. It's been stubborn before and I have lubricated it which has helped. This time it's being even more stubborn. ie: won't crank either way.

Any suggestions please.

Mine gets water down in it & gets really sticky. I've gotten it freed by really soaking it down & then using another jack to take all pressure off the trailer jack. Then I've been able to move 5 deg. one way, then 5 the other, 10 back, etc. If that doesn't do it, you may need to heat it with torches - but make sure there's no plastic to burn & you will lose the paint.

Good luck!

Breakaway
10-18-2010, 05:04 PM
I know you dont want this answer, but when that has happened to me, I have just gone out and bought a new one. I was told that the gears get screwed up from the weight on the jack---particularly if the jack is at full extension. (A position many boaters utilize to ensure good drainage). What I do now, when I wont be using the boat for more than a couple of weeks, or for any long-term storage, I crank the jack to its lowest position, jack the tongue up with a floor jack and then rest the tongue on blocking at my desired height. I get longer life out of tongue jacks now. YMMV.

Kevin

Thorne
10-18-2010, 05:19 PM
As Breakaway says, get a new one. It isn't worth the struggle to try to fix rusted parts when you can replace it for $40 or so.

If you do any saltwater launching, get one of the salt-water models - usually another $20 more.
http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?r=view&i=75838&aID=507C8&cID=FROOGLE_75838

THEN fill the bugger to the brim with the same waterproof grease you use on your trailer hubs -- all the good ones have a grease nipple, but you can pop the top of the cheap ones and pack 'em with grease just the same.
http://forums.floridasportsman.com/forum/ranger-boats/trailer-jack
http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/014648.html