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Old 12-01-2017, 03:50 PM   #1
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Electric Tongue Jack

Hi all,

I own a Roo 23SS with a manual tongue jack. Wanting to upgrade to electric, but wanted to get some input form those already owning this option. Rockwood offers a 3500# unit from Wes(t)co, but not familiar with this brand. My research brought me to thus far decide upon the Husky HB4500. It has a greater capacity which would allow for use when doing my equalizer hitch.

A close second was the Bulldog500199 or 500200. Any recommendations or suggestions?

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Old 12-01-2017, 03:53 PM   #2
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Remember your tongue jack is only supporting essentially your tongue weight.
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:55 PM   #3
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I bought this one for my 28ft Alumscape TT - it had no problem lifting the tongue and truck.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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FlyBob, Yes I understand that. But I have seen the function of lifting the trailer to allow for ease of hooking up the weight distribution. That is why I am looking at a heavier capacity model.
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AudiDudi,

Thanks for the info. Never heard of this manufacturer. Will look into it. Where do you stay in AZ during the winter months? We have a place in Goodyear.
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Had a Barker that I really liked. New camper has a Lippert that must be geared differently because it is twice as slow as the Barker. Seems like it takes forever, but it is quieter.

I'd recommend the Barker.
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AudiDudi,

Thanks for the info. Never heard of this manufacturer. Will look into it. Where do you stay in AZ during the winter months? We have a place in Goodyear.
We stay in Casa Grande - 5th winter here. I looked at my old Amazon order and see I paid $125 for it in June of '16 - nice price drop. I placed a 5 gal bucket over the jack when not in use to keep the rain/snow off it. As I recall, I used it maybe 5 times then sold the TT Wish I had bought one 15 yrs earlier.
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FlyBob, Yes I understand that. But I have seen the function of lifting the trailer to allow for ease of hooking up the weight distribution. That is why I am looking at a heavier capacity model.
I was also concerned about the lifting capacity - until I looked at the factory jack and saw it was "only" a 2000lb. And that would lift the back of the F350 with no problem.
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Having owned a 23SS, any electric tongue jack will easily handle the tongue weight AND the WDH.

I bought a refurbished UltraFab 3500 unit with the adjustable foot on EBay, for around $100.
I sold the trailer after 10 years and it still worked great.
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Barker VIP will fill all your needs,including lifting for W/D hookup! Made in the USA! Youroo!!
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