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Old 10-31-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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Husky 4500 Power Jack

I have been Leary of my LCI jack for some time....the noises are getting louder and during our last trip it started making a click that really just seems like a matter of time before it gives up. I have also noticed that it is starting to struggle when hooking up my WD bars. This thing has lasted only two seasons with a total of about 15 trips or so. What junk.

I sprung for the Husky Brute over the Barker because mainly of the cost. It seems like a decent built unit and it has parts availability! I figured just go ahead and do it before closing out the season so its ready for the first trip. it would be my luck while hooking up in the spring the whole thing would come crashing down. Lots of people are over the moon for Barker but not to many reviews on the husky. Any People care to comment?
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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I have one on our Roo 23SS (5200# loaded). Works great. Easy to use the manual crank if the battery gets too low.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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Just arrived....really like the wire harness hanger.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:04 AM   #4
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Congrats on the new power jack. On my Roo I couldn't keep the harness connector holder where it is from the factory. It rubbed against my propane tank cover. I think some have relocated it to the side of the jack.
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I got a Husky this year too, and am happy with it so far. I moved the harness connector to the side w/ zip ties (pic here)
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #6
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Yep...as luck would have it I need to move it as well. By the way...this thing is super fast and super quiet compared to the LCI boat anchor it replaced.
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I got a Husky this year too, and am happy with it so far. I moved the harness connector to the side w/ zip ties (pic here)
Thanks, Force. If I can find mine, I'll mount it that way, too.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:28 PM   #8
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I too bought a husky. I bought it online at Costco. I have not camped with it yet, but am looking forward to it next year. It seems to run real nice and it has lots of power for the north trail 31 bdss. I decided to get it after my wife asked me to show her how to do a hook up and she couldn't turn the crank of the original jack. Its slower than a manual one, but should cut down on the sweat.
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