Gooseneck Jack Breaking - Anyone Familiar w/ This?
Last week something broke inside of the gooseneck jack. It was a situation where I went to unhitch the trailer, and the crank arm wouldn't work to lower the drop-down leg.
At the trailer shop they said the bearing broke. But since then, two people told me that you should never crank the jack all the way up (when you are hitching up), because you can accidentally overcrank it and break it when you are unhitching.
Please COTHer's fill me in on this. I don't know if this is what actually broke the jack, but I want to know the details for the future. thanks.
I found a picture of one. It looks like the top will come off, and you should be able to see what's broken. I'd bet it's a weld, and not a gear. It might be possible to get someone to weld it if all the grease can be removed fairly easily. If it's hard to get into, or the grease can't be removed fairly easily, it'll cost as much to fix that one as getting a new replacement. I couldn't find parts, or an exploded view anywhere.