Broken Trailer Jack - it's always something
I was ecstatic last month when I picked up my new to me LQ horse trailer.
I've been able to use it a few times and noticed last time that the power jack was struggling.
I thought the motor was maybe going on it, as it started smoking and would just stop. Couldn't crank it manually either - so something in the actual jack must be busted.
So, B/F took nearly the entire day yesterday - took the entire assembly off the trailer and with a lot of elbow grease took the entire jack apart. We have two broken gears and believe the main jack rod doesn't work b/c the metal is so cross-threaded.
Has anyone had to replace a jack?? I am trying to see if I can get parts for it, but that isn't looking promising at all. To replace the entire assembly will be probably over $2k. But if the motor is good, I should just be able to replace the actual jack, correct?
Anyone experience this and have any tips/insights?