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Old 12-29-2015, 01:06 PM   #1
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Tongue power Jack

Has anyone replaced their hand crank tongue lift with a power lift? Can you recommend a model?
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:11 PM   #2
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Tongue power Jack

It all depend on you weight of trailer. I bought one off amazon for my old 2000 fleetwood. That one was actually better than one I have on my new camper. Think brand was brute.

Just looked it up. Jack quick 3000 , 3250lb capacity. $102.42 on amazon. That one the leg is more sturdy than one on my new trailer. I liked it. Like I said model depends on weight you need to jack.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:08 PM   #3
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We replaced our crank up style jack with a Brute 4500 on our Flagstaff T21QBHW A Frame. The installation was simple and it sure makes hooking, unhooking, and leveling much easier. I believe the cost was around $225.
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Whatever you get, make sure it's not so tall as to interfere with any slide out bunks.
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:14 PM   #6
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Don't Make the Same Mistake. . .

I replaced the hand crank on our Flagstaff HW27KS with a Husky Brute HB-3000 power jack; however, the post was too large (2.25") for the hole that the hand crank occupied (2"). I couldn't return it to the internet company from which I purchased it (even though the box was unopened), since it had slight damage to the outside of the box and they won't take back items unless their in pristine condition (ridiculous, since it arrived at our house that way). So, I went to a trailer dealer nearby. They suggested that they could enlarge the hole and make it work. They did and it works just fine! However, I could have saved some money by making sure it was the correct size in the beginning.

So, find out what size hole your a frame accommodates and go from there.

Other considerations: some power jacks have a place to tuck the trailer harness connector into in order to keep it protected, and some have lights that shine down the post to illuminate the area during nighttime set-ups. The Brute power jack does both, but the name has been changed on the product in the last few months.

Hope that helps! Good Camping!
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That is why I only use a CC for online ordering. Tell the seller that it arrived damaged, and you are sending it back while contacting your CC company to dispute payment. When they want to play games you can too.

Sounds like the vendor is not a standup vendor. You ordered the wrong size but, that reason for refusal sounds like BS.

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The Lippert 3500 pound jack is installed on a lot of FR products. Available lots of places like Camping World. He is a link to another seller.

Lippert 3500LB Power Tongue Jack Black 285318 - RV Parts Nation
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Other considerations: some power jacks have a place to tuck the trailer harness connector into in order to keep it protected, and some have lights that shine down the post to illuminate the area during nighttime set-ups. The Brute power jack does both, but the name has been changed on the product in the last few months.

Hope that helps! Good Camping!
It's still called a Husky Brute. I got the 4,500 pound model. It's best feature is having limiting switches that stop the up/down motion and prevent binding of the gears when you reach either limit. It also has ball bearings separating the two lifting gears for smoothness and less wear.

Even though you may only have a hitch weight of 7-800 pounds, consider getting as heavy duty a model as you can. When lifting the trailer to remove chain tension when hooking up your WD torsion bars you will be lifting the rear of the truck. I don't know exactly how much weight the jack is actually lifting but I'm sure it's in excess of 3,000 pounds.

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Husky Brute HB3000/2

Just an FYI, the Husky Brute HB3000/2 (which has a 2" diameter post) is now being marketed under "Suspension Pro Power Jack Model SP3000"--available through Camping World.
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