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Old 07-18-2011, 10:57 AM   #11
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Mine uses a 30a inline glass tube fuse. Nit sure in slow blow. I have used the hitch on 2 trips and had to move the trailer twice since installation. No fuse issues yet, but did have some issues when my battery was dead as it would stop and go with the truck connected to power it
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:29 PM   #12
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I been wanting one for both the TT and my Cargo/ATV/snowmobile trailer but they are pricey and seem to have a limited lifespan. I guess when I am old and arthritic I will consider them
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:21 AM   #13
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I been wanting one for both the TT and my Cargo/ATV/snowmobile trailer but they are pricey and seem to have a limited lifespan. I guess when I am old and arthritic I will consider them
not sure what you consider expensive. re-manufactured jacks are as low as $80 on Ebay.
i bought mine there and it's been flawless for over 3 years.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:39 AM   #14
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not sure what you consider expensive. re-manufactured jacks are as low as $80 on Ebay.
i bought mine there and it's been flawless for over 3 years.
$80 is great but I'm afraid I don't share your good luck with electronics. The water pump in our new TT is already losing pressure. I guess I don't see turning the crank as such a big chore that its worth replacing just yet..I need to get exercise wherever I can find it
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:38 PM   #15
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x3 for the Barker 3500 VIP (2 1/4"). We did a lot of research on-line for jacks before purchasing from ebay, Mantelli Trailer Sales, about $185. Our TT is the Surveyor 263. Can't say enough good things about it; it has made the whole process much easier and faster. The install was very quick and easy - good directions.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:32 AM   #16
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Power jack stuck

I know, one should know how far to extend/retract a power jack. But raining, in a hurry etc, mine is now stuck in the extended position and will not retract.(No Viagra involved) Had to use a sissors jack and blocks to finish hooking up. Any suggestions as to how to fix this. After I got home, I took the top/power head off of the jack hoping to find a way to turn the gears manually. But no luck.
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I know, one should know how far to extend/retract a power jack. But raining, in a hurry etc, mine is now stuck in the extended position and will not retract.(No Viagra involved) Had to use a sissors jack and blocks to finish hooking up. Any suggestions as to how to fix this. After I got home, I took the top/power head off of the jack hoping to find a way to turn the gears manually. But no luck.
my UF 3500 came with a crank and i simply take the top rubber plug out and insert the crank, to manually retract or extend the jack.
you don't state which brand/model of jack you have so it's hard to help you.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:10 AM   #18
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Power Jacks

Thanks, but trying the manual jack was the first thing I tried. Sorry I didn't mention the name of the jack but it is in my shop. Will respond again later. The motor and light are working fine.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:54 AM   #19
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Well, after having too much effort cranking mine, I bit the bullet. Contrary to a post above, they are not all the same size. There is a 2 inch tube, and a 2 1/4 inch tube. They may have the same bolt pattern, and a smaller one may go in a larger hole, but I would measure. Also not sure about who makes most of them, you'll have to do your own research.

You need to know your tongue weight, and get at least 3 times that power in a jack. Also they don't all wire to the battery. Some have a 7 pin plug that must be plugged in to the tow vehicle, and will only work when plugged in to the tow vehicle. Handy when the trailer battery is dead, but useless when the tow vehicle is at the grocery store. Most have a manual crank override, but your propane tanks may be in the way. Now with all that said, shop carefully, it isn't plug and play, one size doesn't fit all, and you get what you pay for.
They are also rated for differenct capacity. some are 3Klb 3.5Klb, 4Klb. I had one installed at teh RV shop they charged me $45.00 to install it (1/2 hour labor) and they installed a curcuit breaker in the pos lead from teh battery.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:22 AM   #20
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first trip with my Barker VIP 3000 = love it 700 pound tongue weight up and down no problems... 20 minute install --$165 adventure RV plus $25 shipping. My teen daughter loves helping set-up alot more with the push button jack. Get the white one, I have heard the Black one fades.
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