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Old 06-29-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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Replacing the manual tongue jack with electric??

Hi.

Anyone have thoughts or expierence with replacing the manual crank jack with an electric one?

I'm leaning towards doing it myself as it doesnt seem that hard..

Anyone have brands they like or dont like?

I'd also like to know if the Classic super light TT 831QBSS has a 2 inch or 2 1/4 hole to put this thing into...

Thanks and happy camping..

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Old 06-29-2009, 01:51 PM   #2
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One of the easiest "mods" you can do. I ordered the 3000# Barker from the manufacturer. Had it on my Surveyor in about 15 minuites. The Surveyor SV291 has a 2 1/4" hole for the jack. make sure you keep your old jack to replace when you're ready trade trailers.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:15 PM   #3
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Just hook up to the truck, put the jack up, and swap them out. I replaced mine with an Ultra-Fab 3500. I believe your TT has a 2 1/4 hole but I'm not 100% sure.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:22 PM   #4
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One of the easiest "mods" you can do. I ordered the 3000# Barker from the manufacturer. Had it on my Surveyor in about 15 minuites. The Surveyor SV291 has a 2 1/4" hole for the jack. make sure you keep your old jack to replace when you're ready trade trailers.
LOL, +1 for me... and I mean literally a carbon copy. We too replaced our SV291 standard jack (POC in my opinion) with a Barker 3000. Also about 15 minutes and one of the best of all mods we have done.


Seems like we picked ours up on sale at CW for about $170USD.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:29 PM   #5
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Nothing to it. I put on an UltraFab from CW. You will need a few inexpensive electrical connection parts, like a butt joint connector. I believe the UltraFab fits both size holes but can't recall for sure.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:27 PM   #6
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I have used the same Atwood jack since 1989 on 7 different trailers. Easy to swap over.
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:56 AM   #7
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easy as pie. took about 30 minutes. got my UF 3500 off of Ebay for $125 shipped. it's a refurbished model. works great.
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:57 AM   #8
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Thanks for all your input. I think I've decided on the bulldog.. and I measured my current jack and it's 7" around... so that should be 2 1/4 ... I'll post after the install... If I remember.... LOL
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:24 AM   #9
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Cool

One thing you should consider. If possible get one that has shutoff switches at the end of stroke or you could have it break off the drive pin. Well worth the extra cost.
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I was done after 20 minutes and still had three frosties left !! Invest $2.00 in the plastic wire cover and zip ties...nothing looks worse than loose hanging bare wire(s) !!
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