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Old 07-24-2013, 12:10 PM   #21
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You definitely are lifting weight off the truck using the Equalizer instructions:

Click here for Equalizer Easy to Use Instrucitons
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:14 PM   #22
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Are these power jack failures from certain years of manufacturing?
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:05 PM   #23
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I have the Husky - Brute Power Jacks Model HB3000, with a 3,000 lb. capacity, 2-1/2″ dia. (#87248)
I thought it was the 4500lb one but I just looked. I lift the truck high enough to slide the 12K Equalizer bars easily on my F250 with a 900lb golf cart in the bed of the truck. Jack works well but on an un-level site, I had it jacked up with a 24" tongue height to get it level, the jack lifted the trailer but the foot shaft sure did wiggle. That is when I bought the jack stands listed in my earlier post.
Has anyone had a Husky fall or fail? Thinking of buying the 4500lb one this winter just to be safe for $206.84 off amazon, what do you guys think?
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:17 AM   #24
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While at the dealer yesterday picking up a few small items, I had a talk with the parts guy about the Lippert jacks. He commented the over ride plug cover being in top is a huge design flaw as water can leak through that and cause damage to the motor and/or other components. As for the jack failing and the front of the trailer falling, they have heard of it but not seen any from units they have sold. All the failures have been the motor quit working. So I have taken a few pieces of black vinyl tape and covered the plug in hopes of helpin keep water out.

His final words were don't take that plug/cover off unless you have to.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:51 AM   #25
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While at the dealer yesterday picking up a few small items, I had a talk with the parts guy about the Lippert jacks. He commented the over ride plug cover being in top is a huge design flaw as water can leak through that and cause damage to the motor and/or other components. As for the jack failing and the front of the trailer falling, they have heard of it but not seen any from units they have sold. All the failures have been the motor quit working. So I have taken a few pieces of black vinyl tape and covered the plug in hopes of helpin keep water out.

His final words were don't take that plug/cover off unless you have to.
I put a plastic bucket over the top of my jack to keep water off it. It's not pretty but works
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:17 PM   #26
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I put a plastic bucket over the top of my jack to keep water off it. It's not pretty but works
I bought one of these vinyl jack covers. Looks nicer than a bucket and it works well for the price.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:37 PM   #27
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I think I'm gonna get one of those. Is it only for when the trailer is parked, or can it be used while traveling?
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:30 PM   #28
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I think I'm gonna get one of those. Is it only for when the trailer is parked, or can it be used while traveling?
I keep my cover on all the time except when hitching and un-hitching. It has a draw string on it to keep it tight over the jack head.
This is a $10 "universal cover". The bottom of my Husky jack sticks out a bit but the head is covered. Not the best or custom but works well, so in a couple years I will get a new one.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #29
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I went ahead and ordered one earlier today.
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crunchman12001, Where di you get the cover? I'm using a plastic bucket now , but the cover looks like a better choice.
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