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How to properly maintain and use the XO750 trailer jack

In this article we will cover how to operate and maintain the trailer jack included with your Expedition and Pando 3.0

A reliable trailer jack is an essential tool for anyone who regularly tows trailers. The XO750 trailer jack is known for its durability and functionality, but like any mechanical device, it requires proper maintenance to ensure optimal performance and a longer lifespan. In this guide, we'll discuss how to properly maintain and use the XO750 trailer jack to make your towing experience smoother and more efficient.

Maintenance Tips:

  1. Regular Inspection: Conduct a visual inspection of the XO750 trailer jack before each use. Check for any signs of wear, rust, or damage. Pay close attention to the moving parts, such as the gears and handle, ensuring they move smoothly without any unusual noises.

  2. Lubrication: Lubricate the moving parts regularly to prevent friction and wear. Apply a high-quality, all-purpose grease to the gears, crankshaft, and any pivot points. This will not only ensure smooth operation but also protect against corrosion.

  3. Cleaning: Keep the XO750 trailer jack clean from dirt, grime, and debris. Wipe it down after each use, especially if you've been towing in muddy or dusty conditions. A clean jack is less likely to develop issues and will be easier to maintain.

  4. Protect Against Rust: Rust can significantly reduce the lifespan of your trailer jack. Apply a rust inhibitor or protective coating to the exposed metal surfaces. This is especially important if you frequently tow in areas with high humidity or near saltwater.

  5. Check for Loose Bolts: Regularly inspect all bolts and connections to ensure they are tight and secure. If you notice any loose bolts, tighten them immediately. Loose components can compromise the stability and safety of the trailer jack.

Usage Guidelines:

  1. Weight Capacity: Always adhere to the specified weight capacity of the XO750 trailer jack. Exceeding the recommended limit can lead to premature wear and potential failure. If you need to lift a heavy load, consider using additional support or a higher-rated jack.

  2. Proper Positioning: Position the trailer jack on a stable and level surface before operation. This ensures that the jack can handle the load and prevents it from tipping over. Avoid using the jack on uneven or soft ground.

  3. Smooth Operation: When operating the XO750 trailer jack, use slow and controlled movements. Avoid sudden or jerky motions, as this can strain the jack's internal components. A smooth operation will contribute to the longevity of the jack.

  4. Storage: When not in use, store the XO750 trailer jack in a dry and secure location. If possible, cover it to protect against the elements. Storing the jack properly will prevent unnecessary exposure to moisture and other environmental factors.

Proper maintenance and usage of the XO750 trailer jack are crucial for ensuring its longevity and reliable performance. By incorporating these tips into your routine, you can enjoy a smoother towing experience and extend the life of your trailer jack. Regular inspections, lubrication, and adherence to weight capacities will go a long way in keeping your equipment in top-notch condition.