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Old 08-10-2016, 10:26 AM   #1
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husky 4500 tongue jack; not so husky

I suppose the pipe is bent, but it has never been drug or hit the ground. I always chock before lifting hitch from ball. So I find that I can replace the lower structure for $150. Shopping around I found an Ultra Fab 4002 complete and new for the same money. Its rated for 4000# and looks better than the Husky ... has grease fittings.
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photo. Tried greasing it , which helps but no cigar. I can see the bend ... tried to pull it out with come-a-long ... helped sone ... but figured I would just bend it in another place and accomplish nothing.
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:01 AM   #3
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I can barely see a bend. Is it binding up on you or are you just being preventive? Hate to see anyone spend good money when something is not broken....
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:12 PM   #4
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I can barely see a bend. Is it binding up on you or are you just being preventive? Hate to see anyone spend good money when something is not broken....
It binds pretty bad. At the campground, it refused to go down (raise the leg) enough to leave ... took off the TJ... after breaking a strap trying to pulling the bottom forward. The last time I tried it and after the grease worked in, it would go all the way down, almost normally, but lifting back up, it sounds bad; slow; and it sounds like gears are about to go away.
I want to throw it out until I've at least tried to straighten it.
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Lots of folks here swear by the Barker brand electric jacks. But my Husky Brute HB4500 has performed flawlessly so far.

This is not your only problem. The L brackets for your Equal-i-zer bars are creeping. They should be at 90 deg. to the frame. You'll need to add a shim of some type. I had the same issue on my Roo.
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thanks itat, I figured Baker is the Cadillac but in this case I went with the least expensive. I think the Husky was bent during a Texas storm that nearly blew the trailer over. But I've used it since and only recently has it acted up. So I'm not ruling out WW fault. Oh, and those brackets are different than Equalizer... they're Anderson which are designed this way; there's a setscrew tapped through the frame; nothing has slipped in over 4000 miles.
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