If the a-frame jack you have on your trailer failed I recommend getting a stronger jack for your 2013 Springdale trailer. I recommend the Bulldog Powered Drive Trailer Jack, part # BD500199. This has a 4,000-lb capacity and a total travel of 22-inches. You may also want to keep a cover on the jack when it is not being used if you do not already have one. I recommend a cover like part # UF38-944020. This weatherproof cover has a drawstring that helps hold it secure to the jack.
After what seemed like a hundred cranks, your trailer is lifted enough to attach the hitch to your truck, but your arm feels ready to fall off. An electric trailer jack can save your arm by lifting your trailer hitch with just the touch of a button. Most electric jacks use 12V power, so you can hook them up to a battery while you are out on the go and not worry about finding an outlet. Most models also include a manual jack handle as well so you can still lift the trailer, even if your battery runs out of power. The Barker electric trailer jack is a commonly found option, and the VIP 3500 can handle most campers and travel trailers, as it is rated to lift up to 3,500 lbs. This model lifts trailers up to 18 inches, so you can easily attach your trailer to your truck or SUV. There are many electric trailer jack options available with many lift capabilities, and with the large inventory available on eBay, you can lift your trailer with the touch of a button in no time.

Ever wonder what to do with your trailer safety chains, trailer emergency brake cable, and electrical connector when your trailer isn't hooked up to your tow vehicle? Hate to see these items just lying on the ground? Well if you are anything like Camp Addict co-founder Marshall, trying to find a good place to store these items drives you insane! (Camp Addict co-founder Kelly could care less about these details. 😂)
One pretty awesome solution is the Towing Organizer by GR Innovations. This made in the USA organizational solution attaches around your trailer jack (either manual or electric) and gives you a place to hang two safety chains, an emergency brake cable, and an electrical harness. Making everything neat and organized (and making Marshall a very happy camper).
I have used this cover to cover the tow jack on my trailer which has been parked up on the drive of my beach house for the last 12+ months. It has therefore been subjected to a marine type environment which plays havoc with house door fittings etc. The cover has survived intact and is now still in an "as new" condition. I am very pleased with this purchase and highly recommend it. 424779
It sounds like there may be a short in your Bulldog jack which could have been caused by excessive moisture from the rain. Also I recommend checking the wiring from the jack to the ground and power sources. The jack grounds through the mounting hardware so you may need to temporarily remove the jack (be sure to support the trailer another way) and sand away any corrosion. Also check for corrosion or damage to the power wire and where it connects to the battery. The light switch...
Mildew Prevention and Treatment No matter how carefully maintained, every RV cover can be a target for a case of mildew. What causes mildew and what are the most sensible ways to prevent and treat it? Mildew is a form of fungus present everywhere in the world. It is a primitive plant form that feeds on other plants and produces microscopic, seed-like spores that float freely. It takes dark, damp conditions to encourage their growth. Synthetic cover fabrics do not support the growth of mildew. Natural cover fabrics (those containing cotton) can support the growth of mildew, but such fabrics are treated with mildew inhibitors that will, with proper care, typically outlast the warranty period of the cover. However, dirt, pollen and other environmental particles that embed between the fbers of any cover fabric are gourmet fare for mildew and therefore, no RV cover fabric can prevent mildew from growing. Most remedies rely on sodium hypochlorite (household bleach) to remove mildew. A good, strong, all-around solution is ½ cup household bleach per gallon of water. Do not use liquid detergents in combination with bleaches. Scrub the affected surfaces with a soft brush, using rubber gloves and eye protection. Rinse thoroughly. For cleaning our covers, we highly recommend 303 Marine & Recreation Multi-Surface Cleaner which is safe and effective. Be aware that repeated cleanings can diminish the water repellency of the canvas. To restore water repellency to factory-new levels, we highly recommend 303 Marine & Recreation Fabric Guard. Remember that anything used to kill or remove mildew will wash or wear away over time, so be prepared for repeated treatments as part of your maintenance routine.
Mr. Cover named his invention as a tribute to another inspiration, the Tom Swift science fiction novels he read as a child, one of which was “Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle.” He created an acronym from “Thomas Swift Electric Rifle,” adding the “A,” he explained to The Washington Post in 1976, “because we got tired of answering the phone ‘T.S.E.R.’ ”
10" Tall x 80" long combo ramps can be used to lift your vehicle for service, load it onto a trailer, or display it at a show. The 8.5 degree angle of approach is perfect vehicle Remove incline section for maximum access and unobstructed view of vehicle's undercarriage Replaces heavy jacks and cumbersome jackstands Trailer loading configuration helps you safely load
For a cover to use on the Bulldog Powered Drive Trailer Jack # BD500199 referenced in your question, I recommend the Ultra-Fab Protective Cover for Electric A-Frame Jacks # UF38-944020. This will easily slip over the jack and can be secured using the drawstring. This cover measures 12 inches x 14-1/2 inches. I have attached a video demonstration of the cover for you to check out.
Portable, wireless hitch monitoring system uses interference-free digital transmission. Two water-resistant cameras come with magnet mounts and 1 suction cup mount for simple setup. Hand-held monitor has a toggle switch to view from either camera. Features: Hitch alignment system makes it easy to back your tow vehicle up to your trailer for hookup Simplifies lining up hitch ball with coupler Perfect for hitching up goosenecks, fifth wheels,
10 Diodes Super Bright LED Side Marker Light 4"x2" Combination Side Clearance Marker Light , 2-Wire Design ; Surface Mount This is one of our best selling light for Trucks, Trailers, and Pickups. Color:Red Amber Length: 4" long x 2" Wide x 1" high approx 10 LED’s Ideal for cab and sleeper panels Fits Standard 3" mounting Holes 100,000 Hour Rated LED Life Mounting holes are 3" center to center approx. Package included: 10x Red Side Marker Lights 10x Amber Side Marker Lights.

So every time she has had to hitch up, which is often, raising  and lowering her jack has darn near thrown her back back out. To make matters worse, with an e2 weight distribution hitch she loathes, she has to (usually) RAISE the jack up to get the coupler high enough to clear the ball, LOWER it down onto the ball. Then she has to again RAISE the hitch way up, literally lifting the back of the truck, so she can get her weight distribution bars high enough to install them. Finally, she has to LOWER it back down until the jack foot is all the way up. That's a lot of cranking and it makes Kelly cranky. (Sorry. Couldn't resist.)

Features: ---Strong Fine Mesh Screen ---12 Volt Fan with 6" Blades --- Extra Strong Galvanized Steel Roof Flange with Mill Finish --- Dimensions 8.5" Round x 1.5" Deep --- Vent Color is White ---Includes 70" of 3/4" Butyl Tape ---Includes 28 screws for mounting the roof vent --- No Garnish Ring --- Will replace existing Elixir or Ventline Products (Please check the Hinge Style before Ordering) --- Standard OEM Dimensions (Opening 13.25" x 13.25") Mounting Flange (16.5" x 16.5").
If a trailer didn't have a trailer jack, this means of transport would be pretty much useless – unless you are strong enough to lift it by hands or hitch (unhitch) a tow vehicle somehow else. Jacks can be manual and electric. With the help of an electric jack, you can hitch up substantially easier than with the manual unit, since a manual jack requires the application of physical force. Anyway, whatever the trailer jack you have, this part has to be completely workable and sufficiently reliable to prevent troubles during a journey under various conditions.
Mr. Cover’s first two marriages ended in divorce. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Steven, of Newport, Wash.; three daughters, Dede Rhodes, also of Newport, Melissa Beckley of Brush Prairie, Wash., and Cathy Cover of Tucson; two stepchildren, Shawn Kerr of San Clemente and Aron Fisher of Menifee, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cover named his invention as a tribute to another inspiration, the Tom Swift science fiction novels he read as a child, one of which was “Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle.” He created an acronym from “Thomas Swift Electric Rifle,” adding the “A,” he explained to The Washington Post in 1976, “because we got tired of answering the phone ‘T.S.E.R.’ ”

Mildew Prevention and Treatment No matter how carefully maintained, every RV cover can be a target for a case of mildew. What causes mildew and what are the most sensible ways to prevent and treat it? Mildew is a form of fungus present everywhere in the world. It is a primitive plant form that feeds on other plants and produces microscopic, seed-like spores that float freely. It takes dark, damp conditions to encourage their growth. Synthetic cover fabrics do not support the growth of mildew. Natural cover fabrics (those containing cotton) can support the growth of mildew, but such fabrics are treated with mildew inhibitors that will, with proper care, typically outlast the warranty period of the cover. However, dirt, pollen and other environmental particles that embed between the fbers of any cover fabric are gourmet fare for mildew and therefore, no RV cover fabric can prevent mildew from growing. Most remedies rely on sodium hypochlorite (household bleach) to remove mildew. A good, strong, all-around solution is ½ cup household bleach per gallon of water. Do not use liquid detergents in combination with bleaches. Scrub the affected surfaces with a soft brush, using rubber gloves and eye protection. Rinse thoroughly. For cleaning our covers, we highly recommend 303 Marine & Recreation Multi-Surface Cleaner which is safe and effective. Be aware that repeated cleanings can diminish the water repellency of the canvas. To restore water repellency to factory-new levels, we highly recommend 303 Marine & Recreation Fabric Guard. Remember that anything used to kill or remove mildew will wash or wear away over time, so be prepared for repeated treatments as part of your maintenance routine.
From the center of the shaft to the front outside edge of the motor housing is 3-1/2 inches. I included some of the mounting plate when I measured for height, which is 8-1/4 inches, since that sticks out over the shaft as well. I also measured from the bracket that fixes to your trailer's A-frame to the bottom of the mounting plate for the motor and that measured 13 inches. See included picture for a visual. To make sure that you have a secure power connection to the jack motor I recommend...
Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-connector plugs directly into existing wiring. Powered converter reduces strain on wiring system. cargo area on the driver's side and passenger's side. You will have to remove the jack storage cover and some interior paneling to access this harness. Once you've plugged in the connector,
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