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Old 07-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #11
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this can rotate once it is installed? i pull with a dodge grand caravan and right now i cant open the back end at all when hitched. that would be very handy feature for me.

i measured the hole on my TT and it looks like it is a 2 1/4. where is the emergency crank located? on the front or side?
Yes it can be rotated once it's installed. They send a Allen key with the jack. The emergency crank is located on the top underneath the level.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:14 PM   #12
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looks to be a highly recommended brand.. when i first searched i looked at what is rated highly first and then go from there... is it necessary to get a cover for it? mine sits outside all year.
I use a cover mostly because it can't hurt.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:16 PM   #13
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I don't see where I sent this before but I thought I did. The Barker at that price is pretty good. I put a 3000 pounder on my V-Lite 30 WTBS. I also raise the truck some to unhook and hook up my WD bars. I think if my tongue weighs out at 1000 pounds, 3000 pounds should raise the truck frame some too. If just a little more than my tongue weight is good, 2000 pounds more than my tongue weight is great.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:38 PM   #14
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Another vote for the Barker. I have a 3500 VIP on my 2000 SunnyBrook (it's for sale) and the Sabre came with a new LCI. I believe in the Barker so much, I swapped them when I got the Sabre home.

You can (and I did) twist the head of the Barker 3500VIP to allow clearance for the tailgate or liftgate. One of the many reasons I like it better.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:40 AM   #15
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first, i can't let your post go without commenting, due to safety for you and your family.

the fictional "dry" weight of the 2104 is 3419lbs. that's without the weight of "options" like awning, a/c, oven, microwave, spare tire and so on. my Roo 23SS weighed 400lbs. over its "dry" weight when it left the factory with these basic "options".
then you add the weight of cargo, battery, propane and water and you'll easily be over the 3500 or 3600lbs. tow capacity of the Grand Caravan.

i just felt you should know in case you didn't.
if you already are aware and still choose to tow it with a minivan...
Yes I do know this.. the weight with everything included is actually less then 3500.. that was the first thing I made sure before purchasing.. I don't go out of a 2 hr radius of my house because I am so close to max weight. I am looking at getting a truck to haul with next year but need to pay off camper this year ..the tow weight of my vehicle is what decided my choice of camper.
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I got the barker 3500 24" stoke ..just came in the mail yesterday. Will put it on today or tomorrow

Also wanted to add to my other response of my van..that I do pull with sway bars and have electric brake system.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #17
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Ok got jack installed but my up and down is backwards. Anyone else have this?
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:12 PM   #18
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On my unit the up button will raise the foot while the down button the lower the foot.

Is this what your unit is doing?
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Ok got jack installed but my up and down is backwards. Anyone else have this?
Up tongue should go up. Not jack leg.
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On my unit the up button will raise the foot while the down button the lower the foot.

Is this what your unit is doing?
This is one of those who's on first things. Both ways are right so I don't think there is a wrong way.
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