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Old 08-10-2015, 07:03 AM   #11
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I am not looking to add any more electric items to my pop up. To me that is just another thing to break. I rarely ever heard of the manual cranks not working.



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Old 08-10-2015, 07:22 AM   #12
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Strat56 I would have the TV running but that's me. It would have to have a power line at the plug that has power even if the TV isn't running. I have it connected to the pup battery so I can adjust it while my DW backs the TV and a lines the hitch. That's just how we do it.

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Old 08-10-2015, 10:44 AM   #13
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I don't think they are faster. Mine seems pretty slow. But it is easier. Just hold the button down. it's especially valuable if you have a WDH and want to lift the rear of the TV with the tongue jack to make it easier to attach the WD bars.
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:52 AM   #14
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Do the electrics have a manual provision in case the motor blows? And if so, does it raise ok, or is a drill necessary to get it raised in a reasonable time?
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:27 PM   #15
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Both electric tongue jacks I've owned were supplied with a manual crank and instructions on how to use it. Never had to but it was there if needed.

A drill was not necessary but since I never had to use it I can't tell you if a drill would work or not.
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:43 PM   #16
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F5moab. Mine has an override crank, no its easy to crank.

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