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Old 06-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #41
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I guess I'm confused. Are these things rated for the trailer weight or the tongue weight. If trailer then I get it, but if tongue then why is a jack rated at thousands of pound braking while lifting hundreds?
You have to add to that the weight of the TV's rear end when you lift up on it to take tension off the WD bars so you can easily get close to the limit of one of these jacks if you are lifting a big truck full of equipment as well.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #42
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Never saw the need for an electric jack. If I cant be bothered to spend a few seconds to minute turning the jack handle I can't be bothered to go.

And if your towing you'll never be stranded use your scissor jack for your TV spare with a block or 2
As much as I can appreciate & admire someone hand cranking the jack, it won't be me. I can live with my manual awning & stab jacks but since I'm not getting any younger I will opt for this luxary item.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:48 PM   #43
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You have to add to that the weight of the TV's rear end when you lift up on it to take tension off the WD bars so you can easily get close to the limit of one of these jacks if you are lifting a big truck full of equipment as well.
OHHH I see thanks.
I don't use a WD hitch for the truck, now I get it.

I guess that's why I didn't think it was a big deal to hand crank it, I'm only lifting the 4-500lbs of the tongue.

If I was lifting the back end of the truck with all the gear and the tongue I guess I would want one also.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:01 PM   #44
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:51 PM   #45
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Where were you 3hrs ago when I ordered the Husky 4500lb! haha! Thats ok...Im hearing good things about the Husky and it's rated at 1000lbs more. Both are nice units
Yeah. Sorry I was behind by a few hours. You will enjoy the husky too. You are right that they are both great hitches. Enjoy!
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #46
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Here's my update.... The Husky Brute 4500 is really nice! I finally got around to installing it as it's not real great weather to be camping in here in Illinois. It's HOT!


Anyway, this thing took about 15min to install and wire up. I put the circuit breaker in between the propane tanks under the cover as it would not fit in the battery box. No big deal. Other than that...here are some pics. I did use butt connectors instead of solder because I was too lazy to drag out all that stuff, but I did put heat shrink tubing on.

Coolest thing is the adjustable foot!

Sorry, took these pictures before I wire tied everything up nicely. Manufacturer doesnt exactly make things pretty...
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:38 PM   #47
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So....my curious mind wants to know....you have a 2012 trailer. Did you even contact your dealer to inquire about warranty replacement?
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So....my curious mind wants to know....you have a 2012 trailer. Did you even contact your dealer to inquire about warranty replacement?

I did...my dealer is 75mi away though and wanted to just get me another Lippert. No thanks! It took my dealer 2mo to get me a new cabinet door and it showed up cracked in half.

I cant afford to waste my whole summer in hopes that they eventually send me a new crap Lippert tongue jack.
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So....my curious mind wants to know....you have a 2012 trailer. Did you even contact your dealer to inquire about warranty replacement?
I was wondering the same and wanted to ask, but was I afraid I had missed that in the thread somewhere
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Here it is all cleaned up
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