I got my Barker 3500 jack into today from Amazon. I had read where many units have been damaged in shipping, but mine arrived in good shape externally.
I took the old LCI off and spliced the new Barker wire into the LCI power cord as the Barkers cord wasn't long enough to reach to the junction point on the frame rail where the original LCI's cord was.
Everything went well, but the jack wouldn't work, just the light. I fussed and cussed a little, then went to troubleshooting. I had a good wire connection, but had noticed the up/down switch was loose in the housing a little. I tightened the nut, but still no joy.
After a little more fussing, and not as much cussing, I went ahead and removed the cover to take a look see. The spade terminal had slipped off of the switch. I reattached it and clamped it down a little tighter. Just letting others know what happened in case they encounter similar problems.
All is good with the world now.
The Barker isn't as quiet as I had hoped it would be, but it's still a big improvement over the LCI. It is much faster also. I expect it to last a whole lot longer too. I still have to get used to the up/down on the Barker works opposite the LCI. Up on the Barker means the trailer lifts up as the jack goes down. Up on the LCI meant the jack went up as the trailer went down towards the ground.
Big thanks to everyone here for their suggestions and recommendations.
2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS
I've just ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon.... I will keep you posted.