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Old 01-18-2013, 02:58 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info. I gotta get one of these.

Model X19H Expandable
GMC Sierra Pick up

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From pup tents with no floors, to tents with floors and flies, to a pop up, to the expandable.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:29 PM   #12
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I also have the Barkrr jack. It works great and was easy to install. It is hard wired to the battery.

No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:56 AM   #13
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Good job, Ross.

Replacing the manual tongue jack with an electric jack is usually the first mod on my trailers.

aka, Mic

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:10 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by bed685 View Post
People that don't have one don't have a clue what they are missing.
I don't have an electric one! I have not found it an issue yet, mine is powered by a 9 yr old who does a great job, and gets made if I even try.

Someday when he grows up I may have to reconsider.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:53 PM   #15
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Looking at one of the fancy electric jobs also.

I also have to admit to using a bit of child labor (8 yr old son) for the time being and that works great so far. Would like to hear some more opinions on which electric jacks are preferred.
Eric and Jody

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Old 01-21-2013, 11:44 PM   #16
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Indeed, I too would like to understand how you choose between 3000, 3500, 4000#. Seems 3000 would be enough, however, when hitching or unhitching, you need to lift the tongue and the truck to hook up the WD bars.
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Black tank Quick-e Flush, MaxxAir Vent cover, TV bracket and LCD TV, added Slideout awning, bunk ladder, added socket and reading light to top bunk, added bathroom fan switch near light switch, insulated all externally accessible storage, sealed pass through storage from interior of trailer, LED lights throughout, added LED lights to storage compartments
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:17 AM   #17
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The manual (hand crank) tongue jack that I removed was rated at 2,000 pounds. From researching this forum I found more people preferred the 3,000 pound Barker. It was a good price and like I said, I didn't feel I needed to go bigger than that because I was replacing a 2,000 pound hand crank.

For my trailer with the WD hitch on it I have to (1) lower the trailer to the ball and couple it then (2) raise the trailer and truck up to make it easier to attach the WD chains and secure them and then (3) fully lift the tongue jack so I can tow. I haven't had a chance to use the jack to attach to the TV yet but once I do, I'll report back with my findings.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:29 PM   #18
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Ours came with a 2500lb Atwood, picks up the back of the truck just fine when hooking up the WD bars.

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