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Old 09-03-2009, 05:55 AM   #1
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Reccommend a toungue jack

Seeing the threads on jacks reminded me that I want a 12v powered tongue jack for my cherokee. Looking for reccommendations on a decent one that wont break the bank. Anyone?
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:42 AM   #2
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Any of the name brands seem to hold up good. Barker seems to be a popular choice but lots of people swear by Ultra-Fab too. I have an old cheapy no-name and it's been good for 3 years now. I'd say go with at least a 3000# unit and you'll probably be good.
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:49 AM   #3
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Good customer support

We have an Ultra-Fab 3502. It is about 2 years old. It works well but has been leaking grease/oil through the jack lights.

I contacted U-F. They are sending me a new jack without charge, and paying for the return of the defective one.

So, while I can't comment about their quality, I will say their customer service is outstanding.

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Old 09-03-2009, 09:55 AM   #4
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I have owned Barker and Ultra-fab and I will have to say I liked Barker the best.But I have had the Ultra-fab for two years and very pleased with it.It is also less expensive.
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:12 PM   #5
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Just got a Barker 3500 unit shipped to me from a dealer in NY, $185.00.

I think the name of the vendor was Mantelli RV or something like that. It installed in 5 minutes.
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:28 PM   #6
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Ultra Fab owner here. Very pleased with it. The tongue of my tt sticks out from under the shelter so I cut a length of truck tire inner tube and slipped over the head. Keeps it from being exposed.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:45 AM   #7
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I have the Barker VIP3000 Jack, and it's been great for the last 3 years. I ordered it from the manufacturer and with next day delivery it was only $268 total. Very easy install. Be sure to keep you crank jank, you'll want to swap out when you get that next trailer....
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I have an Ultra-Fab 3500 with the adjustable foot, great for leveling on steep grades as you can pick up an extra five or six inches of extension. You can get it through Camping World. It has been reliable, but can be damaged if overextended. (Ask me how I know!)
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...gue-jacks/4511
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I have an Ultra-Fab 3500 with the adjustable foot, great for leveling on steep grades as you can pick up an extra five or six inches of extension. You can get it through Camping World. It has been reliable, but can be damaged if overextended. (Ask me how I know!)
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...gue-jacks/4511
That is one advantage with the Barker, it has a up and down limit switch.
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