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Old 09-14-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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power tongue lift.

Just installed barker 3000VIP on camper . <20 minutes after it was delivered I was lifting my 680 pound tongue with the push of a button.
I think even DW could do it.
This device may add a couple more trips a year due to lack of soar back.
Most reviews were 5 stars , anyone have any maintenance tips?
I am trying to figure out a cover for it, more for security than weather protection. I can picture some little kid lifting my camper 18" ...
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:36 PM   #2
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You could add a battery disconnect to the wire. This would disable the jack when not in use. I put a pail over the top of mine. I use the chains to hold it in place I also store the 7 pin connector under the pail.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:43 PM   #3
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cover

Thanks -A disconnect is a real good idea.
DW is gonna sew up a cover from an old raincoat.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:46 PM   #4
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I have Husky brand power jack and I noticed that it works even when I have it switched off......???
I did not know you could add a disconnect to the jack, but it seems like a good idea.
I was talking to someone on my driveway the other day, and idk why, but they were touching the jack switch, raising and lowering the tongue......and that was an adult, not a kid
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:28 AM   #5
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Kinda want to smack some people ...
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:56 AM   #6
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Not sure this direct advice for the VIP3000 but I got one earlier this year as well and love it. Only problems I have had is when the battery is somewhat low it gives me problems only moves an inch or so at a time. I just leave the truck running for 2-3 mins while plugged in or leave it connected to shore power while hitching and works fine.

Currently having issues with battery charging while connected to shore power but waiting til I take the tt in to get the annual roof cleaning to have them look at it. Charges fine while towing and i only have weekend trips planned for the remainder of the year so I can keep it charged while traveling to and from
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:56 AM   #7
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power

Great tip to use the tow rig for power.
This must shurly beat using the auxillary manual handle.
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I place a white plastic bucket over our lift. Keeps the water and sun off, but doesn't build condensation. I was concerned that if I covered it to tight that condensation would accumulate inside the housing causing corrosion.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:07 PM   #9
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Gortex cover anyone? $$$
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:52 PM   #10
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Love the power jack

I see people cranking and cranking and my back says thank you God for the power jack. Best thing since sliced bread!

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