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Old 05-12-2013, 09:41 PM   #11
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The Barker sounds good. But I really think my family would prefer a manual setup if we can find one.

The closest thing I've been able to find so far is a 5000lb version that extends 15". I can't quite figure out the length below the tongue on this one, but just by looking at it I think it's about the same as the current LCI which means it is around 2-3" shorter when fully extended. So I'd need to figure out some way to safely add more blocks. Ultra-Tow Side-Wind A-Frame Jack — 5000-Lb. Capacity, 19in. to 34in. Lift, Model# 50001067 | Trailer Jacks| Northern Tool + Equipment

Just found the measurements in their Q&A and it's 7" below the bracket which is exactly like the current one. So it has 3" less height than our current one and we use every last inch while hitching. We normally have it on a 2x6, so we'd need something another 3" taller. Maybe screw 3 2x6 blocks together?

Anyone use something like this? Is it any good? Valterra A10-0900 Red Trailer Tongue Jack Stand : Amazon.com : Automotive

Good idea to check the diameter. It looks like the current one is 2 1/4" in diameter, same as the ultra-tow unit.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:42 PM   #12
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Found my solution to the fact that the manual crank units have only 15" of travel:

BAL 29055B Tall Foot for 2000 lbs Tongue Jack : Amazon.com : Automotive

It's 7" from the bottom to the hole and the foot that's on the current unit is around 2" for that span. So this would provide a 5" lift. I may need to remove it when traveling, but that shouldn't be too bad.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:42 AM   #13
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Well, I decided to take the plunge and convert to manual with the extended foot. I bought the bulldog 5000lb model with 15" travel and the extended foot:
BULLDOG® 1700100317 - Weld-On / Bolt-On A-Frame Round Jack (5000 lbs Capacity, 15" Travel, Side Wind, 8.4" Bracket to Ground Retracted)
BAL 29055B Tall Foot for 2000 lbs Tongue Jack : Amazon.com : Automotive

I should get them later this week and will try to get it installed on the weekend and I'll let you all know how it goes and what I think.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:44 AM   #14
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There were some issues with the place I originally placed the order for the jack and I had to swtich to ordering it from etrailer (much better place to work with). I received it just before our long weekend trip and installed it when we got to the park before unhooking from the truck. Installation was simple, but the "tall foot" I bought had the pin hole in a different location than the jack shaft so it didn't quite work. I used a couple of big blocks to get the height. When I got home I drilled new holes in the foot at the right location. The weight is really taken by a "ledge" on the inside of the foot tube anyway so the pin just holds it in place but doesn't take any weight.

Overall it's a little tougher to turn than our old trailer that was 2/3 of the weight of this one, but that was expected. It's absolutely silent and is much faster when just trying to get the jack down to the ground which is perfect. Even my 12 year old can crank it up when pulling up the truck to try to get the WD bars in place.

I'm satisfied with the swap and my ears appreciate the change. The unexpected upside is that I can open the back of the expedition while connected to the trailer with the new jack because it is much shorter. It is definitely a bit more work than just holding a button, but with a desk job I can use the excercise :-).
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:45 PM   #15
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Where would I find the fuse for my power jack ?
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