Welcome on a Wednesday afternoon. We hope everyone is having a great week so far. If you recall, on our last camping trip we had a switch to fail on the the power tongue jack. We were still able to raise and lower it manually so all was good.
Rob did contact Forest River for a replacement switch. We are still waiting on that switch to arrive. In the mean time, Rob did some searching for this switch online. From the manufacturer of the tongue jack the switch was $65.00 plus shipping. WOW! From etrailer the same switch was a bit cheaper at $55.00 plus shipping. Oh my! But Rob finally crossed-referenced the same switch (minus the pretty lettering) for $14.99 plus shipping from Northern Tools. Bet you can guess where he ordered a new switch from!!
So with the delivery of this afternoon's mail, the new switch was here. So after getting supper started, Rob installed the new switch.
Here are a few pictures detailing the repair.....
Here you can see the broken switch.
ANYTIME you work with any electrical components, disconnect the electricity. So the FIRST thing Rob did was remove the fuse for the power jack.
Here are the tools used for this repair.
Here's the new switch as we received it in the mail.
Here you can see the top cover of the jack removed. Rob said to be sure to note which wires were connected where on the old switch.
Here's the wiring diagram that came with the new switch. Rob said that thankfully the new switch hooked-up identically to the old switch.
And finally, here the new switch is all installed and tested. Like we said above, it doesn't have the lettering, but to save $40 to $50 dollars, we don't mind one bit!
Thanks for checking by today. Have a great rest of the week.
Until next time, stay safe out there.....-R,T,&J.