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Old 06-10-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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Question Which power tongue jack for a 831FKSS?

Good afternoon all.

We've been camping in our '06 Flagstaff 831FKSS for two years now and I still feel like a bit of a n00b, so I'm looking for some assistance.

I'm hoping to replace my stock manual jack with a power one, but I'm not sure which one to get. I've been looking at them and they seem to top out at about 4000-4500#. I'm hoping that the weight they are refering to is not the total camper weight, because our Camper is 5800# dry and I've not seen a jack rated for that.

Any suggestions or points in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-10-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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The weight you need to be concerned about is the tongue weight. We have the Rockwood SUL 8315BSS version of the Flagstaff line, and if I remember correctly, tongue weight is in the vicinity of 700 lbs or so.

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Old 06-10-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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A power jack rated for 3500 - 4000 lbs will be adequate. Remember that you're also lifting weight off the rear of the tow vehicle when you run the jack down to release the W/D bars.

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Old 06-10-2012, 05:03 PM   #4
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3500-4000lbs, as Dave said, will be just fine for your trailer. Some like Barker, Husky and there are a few other brands. I replaced my LCI with a Barker 3500vip that we like a lot. These power jacks come in different lengths such as 18" or 24" so buy whichever one makes the most sense for your TV/TT combo.
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Thanks all!
I was looking at it Amazon, and the Husky 87247 4500 lbs. Brute Power Jack is on sale.
Any opinions or thoughts on it?

Amazon.com: Husky 87247 4500 lbs. Brute Power Jack: Automotive

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Just installed a Barker 3500 VIP with a 24" shaft last month and it works great.
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