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Old 07-30-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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BAL tongue jack

I just replaced my 1,000 lb rated tongue jack with the BAL 2,000 side-wind jack. Wow, what a difference. Wobble is greatly reduced and the wheel fits the tube snugly. I also bought the extended foot pad as well - thank you Amazon! Now, I'm an even happier camper.

Of note, Forest River in both their brochures specify a 2,000 lb tongue jack. I have looked at both Flagstaff and Rockwood campers and they all have the 1,000 lb model. The tongue is bored for the 2,000 lb unit so, no modifications are required.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:40 PM   #2
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Why did you replace your OEM jack? I find the OEM handle hits the propane bottle covers and have thought about replacing mine too.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:47 PM   #3
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I had them switch out the top wind with a side-wind when I bought the camper last April. This was not my first camper and I replaced the top wind with a side wind when I added a second tank.

If you do replace your top-wind, I enthusiastically recommend the 2,000 lb unit!
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:42 PM   #4
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I had them switch out the top wind with a side-wind when I bought the camper last April. This was not my first camper and I replaced the top wind with a side wind when I added a second tank.

If you do replace your top-wind, I enthusiastically recommend the 2,000 lb unit!
Without me doing research, can you tell me the difference in side wind and top wind?

Is this referring to where the hand crank goes?
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:36 PM   #5
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The side-wind moves the handle from the to to the side over your coupler. See:

http://norcoind.com/bal/products/con...ue_jacks.shtml
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:49 PM   #6
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So, I take it this is for a small camper. Not a power jack.
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So, I take it this is for a small camper. Not a power jack.
DUH!
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DUH!
Don't hurt my feelings.

I thought there was a new tongue jack on the market.

I remember, when I was a kid(last week) our TT had a hand crank.

OC, I bet you "can't" remember.
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Yep, it is not for 5th wheels. Just your normal popups and small travel trailers.
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Don't hurt my feelings.
I thought there was a new tongue jack on the market. I remember, when I was a kid(last week) our TT had a hand crank. OC, I bet you "can't" remember.
Last manual tongue jack I had was in 1976.
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