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Old 05-11-2021, 04:52 PM   #1
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Tongue Jack Grinding

We have the 7.1 BAL auto level which uses a fairly standard electric tongue jack. I noticed recently that during retraction (after hooking to the truck for example) there is a fairy large spot where it really struggles, grinds, and works hard to keep going. It eventually gets to a good point and keeps closing but the grinding section I feel will eventually get to a point where it sticks. The BAL system has a small access hole in the shaft to grease. I have kept up with it and added even more today but it still grinds. Anyone have this and find a repair? Anywhere else I can lubricate? I feel like I have limited use of this before it breaks and Murphey's law says it will break while at a campground not when I am at home. Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:09 AM   #2
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I do not know what a 7.1 BAL is, but your description sounds like the moving shaft is bent or damaged at a spot. Can you move it up/down without a load on it to hear if it still does the same. I would look up the manual or online for lube or not.
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