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pbrox 06-29-2009 12:00 PM

Replacing the manual tongue jack with electric??
 
Hi.

Anyone have thoughts or expierence with replacing the manual crank jack with an electric one?

I'm leaning towards doing it myself as it doesnt seem that hard..

Anyone have brands they like or dont like?

I'd also like to know if the Classic super light TT 831QBSS has a 2 inch or 2 1/4 hole to put this thing into...

Thanks and happy camping..

Perry Brown

bamasurveyor 06-29-2009 12:51 PM

One of the easiest "mods" you can do. I ordered the 3000# Barker from the manufacturer. Had it on my Surveyor in about 15 minuites. The Surveyor SV291 has a 2 1/4" hole for the jack. make sure you keep your old jack to replace when you're ready trade trailers.

rafcar 06-29-2009 01:15 PM

Just hook up to the truck, put the jack up, and swap them out. I replaced mine with an Ultra-Fab 3500. I believe your TT has a 2 1/4 hole but I'm not 100% sure.

slpybeartx 06-29-2009 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bamasurveyor (Post 30065)
One of the easiest "mods" you can do. I ordered the 3000# Barker from the manufacturer. Had it on my Surveyor in about 15 minuites. The Surveyor SV291 has a 2 1/4" hole for the jack. make sure you keep your old jack to replace when you're ready trade trailers.

LOL, +1 for me... and I mean literally a carbon copy. We too replaced our SV291 standard jack (POC in my opinion) with a Barker 3000. Also about 15 minutes and one of the best of all mods we have done.


Seems like we picked ours up on sale at CW for about $170USD.

dimurrrw 06-29-2009 03:29 PM

Nothing to it. I put on an UltraFab from CW. You will need a few inexpensive electrical connection parts, like a butt joint connector. I believe the UltraFab fits both size holes but can't recall for sure.

rlocicero 06-29-2009 09:27 PM

Atwood
 
I have used the same Atwood jack since 1989 on 7 different trailers. Easy to swap over.

bikendan 06-30-2009 12:56 AM

easy as pie. took about 30 minutes. got my UF 3500 off of Ebay for $125 shipped. it's a refurbished model. works great.

pbrox 06-30-2009 12:57 AM

Thanks for all your input. I think I've decided on the bulldog.. and I measured my current jack and it's 7" around... so that should be 2 1/4 ... I'll post after the install... If I remember.... LOL

dichayer 06-30-2009 05:24 AM

One thing you should consider. If possible get one that has shutoff switches at the end of stroke or you could have it break off the drive pin. Well worth the extra cost.
Dick

TravelSoftballDad 07-01-2009 12:27 PM

I was done after 20 minutes and still had three frosties left !! Invest $2.00 in the plastic wire cover and zip ties...nothing looks worse than loose hanging bare wire(s) !!


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