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Old 01-01-2014, 12:35 PM   #11
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Go with the electric jack. When we bought our TT a few years ago, I held off on the electric jack when it was suggested by the dealer. I picked up the TT in late June and brought it home. I backed in the driveway and commenced to unhook. Had to crank it down to take the weight off the truck and actually lift the truck to get the WDH undone. The DW was just standing there watching. Finally she piped up and said "you better get that jack!" Note that we live in South Louisiana, it's hot and humid.

My DW and I have an understanding, "if it isn't easy/ enjoyable, then I probably wouldn't enjoy it".
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:43 PM   #12
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come on cranking the camper up is not that bad I am from ohio and do it all the time that is why the buckeyes are so good from tough ohio people
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:49 PM   #13
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come on cranking the camper up is not that bad

I'm thinkin' that'd depend on which model/weight camper you're crankin'.
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:43 PM   #14
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I have a 32 foot rockwood with a slide it goes in at 7500 pounds no problem for a ohio boy who is 60 years old
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:45 PM   #15
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Tongue Jack

I love the electric jack. My jack just failed and I can't get it repaired because it is imported,. The jack is a LCI and I would never buy another one from LCI. I am trying to get help with it from the dealer and FR. It is about 1 month out of warranty. If I need to purchase a new one I will purchase a BARKER. They are made in the USA and have great reviews on Amazon. I would never purchase a used one. Add an electric jack and you will be very happy.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:51 AM   #16
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We have an electric jack and love it. I also made an adapter to fit a drill just in case something happens and i need to manually raise or lower it. Get the correct size socket and weld a piece of square stock to it. Make sure the drill is strong enough to do the job also. I made an adapter for the power awning, slide out and the power stab jacks too.
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We have an electric jack and love it. I also made an adapter to fit a drill just in case something happens and i need to manually raise or lower it. Get the correct size socket and weld a piece of square stock to it. Make sure the drill is strong enough to do the job also. I made an adapter for the power awning, slide out and the power stab jacks too.
Have you tried to raise your electric tongue jack using a drill? We had to raise and lower ours manually in Texas last fall after our LCI power jack failed. I used a socket and a ratchet, and it was still a little difficult to do with an 8" or 9" ratchet. It would take one tough power drill to move it. Just sayin'...
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Capt. Mike, Yes I actually did raise the tongue jack with the drill. Now.. it will take a 1/2"-3/4" drill motor to do this. A 3/8' drive drill will most definitely burn up up trying to crank on the jack.
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I have used a 20v Dewalt and I think if hooked up to my transmission could pull the trailer...

I don't know for sure but I would think an impact would be a bad thing as it will hammer not turn once the load come up.
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Since the OP has mentioned an extra battery and generator, I presume he will be doing some dry camping. All is good if he can charge his battery while dry camping, but the electric tongue jack will take some juice from the battery when used, so that needs to be considered.

That is why I don't have an electric tongue jack, plus sometimes working the jack is my main form of exercise.
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