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Old 10-05-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
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Tongue jack

Ok I am old enough and lazy enough to know that i no longer want to use a manual jack. Trying to know what size to purchase. The gross vehicle weight for my trailer is 6500 lbs. any suggestions on size?


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Old 10-05-2014, 10:08 PM   #2
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I would get one rated just a bit above the rating for the trailer weight so I could use it to assist in hook up of weight distribution hitch. But some will tell you not to do that because it might damage the trailer but I have been using mine that way on 2 previous trailers and the current one with no problems in the last 20 years.
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:10 PM   #3
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You could get away with a 2000 pounder. I use mine to lift the back end of my TV when installing my WD bars, so I went with a 3500 pounder. There's not a substantial difference in price, so my thinking was that the less the jack has to work the better. Mine's an Ultra-Fab 3502 I picked up for $115.

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Old 10-05-2014, 11:10 PM   #4
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:15 AM   #5
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:04 AM   #6
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3500# will probably be fine. Lots of good reviews from members here for Barker models Barker Power Jacks.

I went with the HB4500 model from Husky Brute Power Jacks | Product Categories | Husky Towing since it was a higher rating and on sale for half price at a local dealer's open house. I've been very happy with it.
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X2 on the Barker 3500.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:27 AM   #8
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I have a 3500 i cud give you a great deal on...less than 2 yrs old
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:28 PM   #9
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Just installed the 3000lb jack
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