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Old 04-04-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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Electric tounge jacks

Looking in to electric tounge jacks I'm noticing how high the load rating is on the most popular ones....if my tounge weight is 1000 lbs why would I need a jack with a 3000 lb rating? I can see going a little over like maybe 1500 to be safe....can anyone educate me on this? like who's are better than others....I'm sure this is the same as asking who has the best weight dist. hitches.... thx. Eric
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:15 PM   #2
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Lifting the trailer and the tow vehicle at the same time, to easily hook up the weight distribution bar, is why you need a larger then needed jack for your tongue. When I had my 8315SS, I went with the 3500lbs. UltaFab jack.
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:18 PM   #3
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BTW, what brand WD hitch will you be buying?
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:12 PM   #4
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Lifting the trailer and the tow vehicle at the same time, to easily hook up the weight distribution bar, is why you need a larger then needed jack for your tongue. When I had my 8315SS, I went with the 3500lbs. UltaFab jack.
that makes perfect sense....glad I asked, thanks!
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:13 PM   #5
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BTW, what brand WD hitch will you be buying?
have not decided yet but I'm leaning toward Reese dual cam, seems to be pretty popular
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have not decided yet but I'm leaning toward Reese dual cam, seems to be pretty popular
BEWARE - The adjustable arms on the Reese dual cam setup like to break and cost $150 to replace. I've heard of 3 of them just this year.
Stick with Equal-i-zer or Husky Centerline or dual cam, similar to Reese Strait Line.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:52 PM   #7
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I have the old style of Reese wd/sway control and they work great. They changed the style and I have not heard of anything good or bad.
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