Originally Posted by chengdave2003
I just replaced the stripped out manual jack on my a-frame with a 3500 lb electric unit. Simple to wire up (one wire) and it came with a circuit breaker to wire inline. Three bolts to remove the old, and install using the same bolts plus the included star washers to insure a good ground. It was one of the best investments on my trailer....SO much easier than the original jack. If your battery is dead they included a manual wrench that goes through the top after removing the installed bubble level (no more using a carpenters level for me!).... IMHO you'd be crazy to go back to a manual jack.....You can't use the wheel anymore, but it comes with a removable/adjustable plate.
We're talking an A-frame popup with a tongue weight less than 500lbs. And because of the light weight, that tongue wheel comes in handy for moving the camper around manually.
Given the issues with electric jacks, levelers, and roof lifts, I keep everything as manual as practical on such a small and light RV.
2014 Rockwood A122 A-frame