Can the jack handle be moved to opposite side?

Does anyone know if the handle/crank can be moved to the opposite side?  It is a 2018 CS-S.  Unsure what the jack make/model is at this time.   

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  • RatkityRatkity Posts: 3,072Member
    No, the holes in the frame won't line up. There are jacks on etrailer where you can do just that. I have gotten an electric jack (bigger camper) and it can be rotated to the *side*, not completely turned around. I didn't look at the manual jacks. I needed the extra room to drop the tailgate of my truck with the electric one. Works great. A thunderstorm chased me inside, or I'd have finished wiring the jack to a 7-pin connector so I use the TV battery to remove the weight distribution hitch and then to level.
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  • TabberJohnTabberJohn Posts: 409Member
    edited July 2017
    The literature for the BAL 29025 Sidewind Jack indicates "accessible gear housing for lubrication and service".  It looks like you can pry the top plate off on one side. I couldn't find a diagram to determine if the handle can be assembled from either direction.
    Someone on this forum has taken the top apart for a mod. I think it was to convert their jack to accept a cordless drill. Perhaps they'll have a definitive answer.
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  • Z_GZ_G Posts: 31Member
    Look at a jack-e-up or other removable jack solution...there might be one available on teardrop shop .... it allows you to rotate the jack.  If you go this route search the forum ... there are other options available but you might have to do some minor fiddling with the install... 
  • JannonJannon Posts: 50Member
    Thanks... scoping some of those out now!
  • Tabaz Tabaz Posts: 1,233Member
    I replaced the crank handle with a bolt to use with a drill. I think reversing the handle might work. Pop the metal cover off the top. You'll see two gears  - one horizontal and one vertical. There is a small pin behind the vertical gear that goes through the handle. I'm guessing you can remove that pin, then move the vertical gear to the rear plate on the jack with the handle now at the rear.
  • DalehelmanDalehelman Posts: 1,135Member
    Tabaz said:
    I replaced the crank handle with a bolt to use with a drill. I think reversing the handle might work. Pop the metal cover off the top. You'll see two gears  - one horizontal and one vertical. There is a small pin behind the vertical gear that goes through the handle. I'm guessing you can remove that pin, then move the vertical gear to the rear plate on the jack with the handle now at the rear.
    That will work. You will have to drill a new hole in the crank shaft.
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  • DalehelmanDalehelman Posts: 1,135Member

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  • Tabaz Tabaz Posts: 1,233Member
    Dale - I was thinking a new whole would be unnecessary.  Just push the handle back in the rear hole of the bracket, slide the vertical gear on the shaft, re-insert the pin, then slide it into the hole in the front.  BTW, thanks again for inventing this "drill" mod - it is by far one of my favorites!
  • DalehelmanDalehelman Posts: 1,135Member
    It might work I would give it a try first. I think it is  symmetrical so it should work. 
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  • RatkityRatkity Posts: 3,072Member
    I wanted to do the same thing. My screws were stuck and I stripped one. I gave up (probably too easily). 

    Keep us updated!
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  • I just remounted the jack 180 degrees.  I unscrewed the original bolts, swung the jack around 180 degrees, you will have to re-drill the bolt holes and use nuts but it was an easy mod. 
  • DalehelmanDalehelman Posts: 1,135Member
    I just remounted the jack 180 degrees.  I unscrewed the original bolts, swung the jack around 180 degrees, you will have to re-drill the bolt holes and use nuts but it was an easy mod. 
    Sounds like you must have rotated the whole jack assembly 180*. In this post we were discussing just removing the crank roll pin and placing on the other side. 
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