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Old 08-07-2015, 02:47 PM   #1
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Electric tongue jack

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Is anybody using an electric tongue jack on their pup? If so, what brand or style are you using? Anything to make camping quicker and easier!
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:01 PM   #2
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Are they quicker? I can crank mine up by hand just as fast as the power units I have seen. But I heard the bigger the motor the faster the go, so not sure the size of the unit I looked at; but the salesman said it was a Bulldog.
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:19 PM   #3
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Not sure if quicker or not, my manual is very slow though. Just thought it might be nice since I already use my drill on the 4 stabilizer jacks
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:24 PM   #4
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Yea, I use my drill on the stabs, but personally, I'm against motors right now. Pulling my power winch next week and replacing with a manual since I'm tired of the limit switches and the thought if it breaks it is a pain to raise and lower the top.
But Etrailer has a great selection of power tongue jacks. I guess the bigger the faster and probably the better.
Good luck...
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:17 PM   #5
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I use an electric jack. No I don't think it's quicker but yes it's less arm work. My dealer installed it so I really I don't know the brand. It's not labels but you can get one from amazon or even harbor freight. But make sure you have full battery or you might drain it.
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Old 08-07-2015, 05:25 PM   #6
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I use an electric jack. No I don't think it's quicker but yes it's less arm work. My dealer installed it so I really I don't know the brand. It's not labels but you can get one from amazon or even harbor freight. But make sure you have full battery or you might drain it.
Couldn't it be plugged into the power on the tow vehicle to save the house battery?
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Old 08-07-2015, 05:37 PM   #7
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Just get a trailer end plug and run the wires to the plug.
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You could but u would always need the TV close by. And running so might not work if u garage store the pup seeing it would fill the garage with exhaust. But you could if you wanted.
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It really don't use that much but mine blows the fuses if you retract the jack all the way in.
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You could but u would always need the TV close by. And running so might not work if u garage store the pup seeing it would fill the garage with exhaust. But you could if you wanted.
I was just thinking really the only time I use my electric jack is for hooking or unhooking from my TV and leveling. When I do all those the TV is right there.

Would the TV have to be running for power to be going thru the trailer plug?
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