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Old 06-11-2012, 03:03 AM   #11
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Still waiting for someone to suggest a power jack for his uses... 7700 max trailer weight and uses the jack to ease the installation of WD hitch bars by raising it while hooked to the TV. Hitch weight max at 1000
Triguy mentioned two brands in post #6- Barker and Husky.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:05 AM   #12
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A 3500 lb jack should work fine. Tongue weight is a 1000. 3500 gives a 3.5 to 1 ratio. If it doesn't sound good enough, get a 4500 lb one. But IMO 3500 would be fine.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:37 AM   #13
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I bought a Husky 4500# jack for $177.00 part number 87247 on line through Amazon.com, with free shipping. Works great on TH 1400# hitch weight and a V nose ( real heavy front end).
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:46 AM   #15
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When my LCI failed, the dealer replaced it with an Atwood 3500#. I had this same brand of jack on two previous campers over the past 15 years and had no problems.
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I bought a Husky 4500# jack for $177.00 part number 87247 on line through Amazon.com, with free shipping. Works great on TH 1400# hitch weight and a V nose ( real heavy front end).
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This was the one I was looking at. Looks like a good deal. The Barker is nice but it's quite a bit more expensive. If these two are comparable then I think i'll go with the Husky.

Thanks for everyones input! much appreciated.

Anyone know what that LCI was rated at anyway?
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Is there any difference between the brands? I mean, do they basically all work the same way, mechanically, or is there a type that seems to be better than the others?
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This was the one I was looking at. Looks like a good deal. The Barker is nice but it's quite a bit more expensive. If these two are comparable then I think i'll go with the Husky.

Thanks for everyones input! much appreciated.

Anyone know what that LCI was rated at anyway?
I'm thinking of getting that same jack for my 2006 831FKSS, let us know if you pick it up and how it works and I'm looking for a review or two from real world users.

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Is there any difference between the brands? I mean, do they basically all work the same way, mechanically, or is there a type that seems to be better than the others?
There really aren't any secrets to building an electric jack but some seem much more durable than others. I recommend you generally stay away from the really cheap no-name brands. Those often report that they strip their gears.

Good brands that I see mentioned are Barker, Husky, Atwood, Ultra Fab. I really like my Barker that I upgraded to when replacing the stock LCI (Not no-name but known to fail prematurely).

Other thoughts: Measure the diameter of the hole and match to the jack. These also have different choices in length - such as 18" or 24" - Some people want longer, especially if their truck is tall, but the greater height might cause issues (hybrid bed lowering). Some jacks have bigger head units so it needs to fit your situation - tailgate operation on pickups and SUVs could be impacted, etc.
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