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Old 09-08-2016, 09:50 PM   #21
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I bought a Barker 3500 due to great reviews and its made in the USA. It comes with a 2 year warranty and if you ever needs parts its made in Michigan, try getting parts or talking to someone for a made in China jack. I found the best price on Amazon and etrailer was just a bit more.
This was the main reason I bought the Barker.....
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:51 PM   #22
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Hello and Welcome to JOF,

We recently replaced our power tongue jack with a Barker VIP 3500lb 24" rise. The reason for the height, we can open the tailgate all the way down while the TT is hooked up. It really has come in handy especially when you forget to put something in the bed of the truck. You will find the 18" rise the tailgate while connected will most likely not completely clear the jack.

Barker VIP 3500 24" Black Electric Power Tongue Jack 3 500 lb 2 1 4" Post New | eBay

We chose the black because sometimes the white is prone to yellowing in the intense sun.

Hope this helps. Take Care.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:59 PM   #23
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Dealer replaced mine under warranty with a Atwood 3500....working awesome so far!
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:54 PM   #24
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My choice after extensive research and consumer reviews was the Atwood Jack with the "Fastway Flip Jack Foot". Excellent products. The Robofoot by Atwood is a similar device to the Flip Jack by Fastway; but my choice was the Flip Jack Foot which I preferred and has worked flawlessly always. Obviously there are other Jacks that also are good and some not as good; some more expensive than others that aren't necessarily better; but that's the beauty we have with choice.
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We're not crazy about the jack our 2016 came with. We had an Atwood 3500 on a previous unit; we loved it - a real workhorse. Barker makes a good product, too. We will likely swap the factory jack with either an Atwood or a Barker.
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:27 PM   #26
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Whichever one you buy, I recommend you get one with travel limit switches. Our original factory installed jack did not have them so if you jacked up the trailer too high or retracted the foot beyond a tape marker, the motor would strain and blow our 30amp fuse.

The new Husky jack we replaced it with (due to an unfortunate forgetting to raise the old jack before backing off Anderson levelers) has limit switches so if you retract the foot to the limit it just clicks off -- no blown fuses.
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Whichever one you buy, I recommend you get one with travel limit switches. Our original factory installed jack did not have them so if you jacked up the trailer too high or retracted the foot beyond a tape marker, the motor would strain and blow our 30amp fuse.

The new Husky jack we replaced it with (due to an unfortunate forgetting to raise the old jack before backing off Anderson levelers) has limit switches so if you retract the foot to the limit it just clicks off -- no blown fuses.
Totally agree. The factory jack is pretty lame. We will be replacing it soon. Never had anything but smooth, efficient operation and no blown fuses with our Atwood.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:33 AM   #28
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Whichever one you buy, I recommend you get one with travel limit switches. Our original factory installed jack did not have them so if you jacked up the trailer too high or retracted the foot beyond a tape marker, the motor would strain and blow our 30amp fuse.

The new Husky jack we replaced it with (due to an unfortunate forgetting to raise the old jack before backing off Anderson levelers) has limit switches so if you retract the foot to the limit it just clicks off -- no blown fuses.
My new Husky also came with a manual reset circuit breaker instead of a fuse. So if for some reason the limit switch doesn't work, or the jack pulls too much power (unlikely), it's just resetting a breaker instead of replacing a fuse.

Even if your new jack comes with a fuse, I would strongly consider replacing it with a breaker.
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My new Husky also came with a manual reset circuit breaker instead of a fuse. So if for some reason the limit switch doesn't work, or the jack pulls too much power (unlikely), it's just resetting a breaker instead of replacing a fuse.

Even if your new jack comes with a fuse, I would strongly consider replacing it with a breaker.
Thanks for the reminder Camper Bob. I just had to checkout my 3 yr old husky to see if I have a breaker as well and it does. ITs tucked in under the battery cover. I installed a removable fuse as well to remove when not in use so no one could mess with the controls? Now I'll remember to check the breaker as well as fuse if it ever does stop working. SO far it has never failed.
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An electric power jack is as good as it is maintained. Most Electric Jacks are not rain proof and don't like the water intake. Cover it an you'll be fine. Also Jacks like some grease or at least some oil on the spindle. Take it apart and grease it and it will last you a life time.
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