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Old 07-21-2016, 08:16 PM   #1
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Using electric tongue Jack to lift connected vehicle for equalizer side arms

I have an equalizer hitch and my dealer instructed me to connect the hitch then use the electric tongue Jack to lift the truck and tongue high enough to get the side arms high enough so I can push them onto their supports.
Any thoughts on this practice?

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Old 07-21-2016, 08:18 PM   #2
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that's how its done generally
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I have an equalizer hitch and my dealer instructed me to connect the hitch then use the electric tongue Jack to lift the truck and tongue high enough to get the side arms high enough so I can push them onto their supports.
Any thoughts on this practice?

Thanks in advance!
Tom
That's exactly the way I did it for years with my equalizer and my Arctic Fox 30U. Never a problem lifting the trailer and the back of my F350
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:28 PM   #4
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That's how I do it but with the height of the 3500HD and our Eagle I have to use some blocking as to not reach height limit of electric tongue jack.
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Old 07-21-2016, 11:02 PM   #5
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That's how we do it too. We added a 6" Fastway Flip foot to add height to the tongue jack.
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That's one of the best reasons to have an electric tongue jack! I got way tired of cranking a manual jack to get the bars on years ago. It is amazing that the jack can lift the trailer and back of the truck, if the truck is at the right attitude, you almost have to lift the rear wheels of the ground to un-tension the bars. Yes the hitch comes with the tool to pry the bars onto the L bracket, but nothing to to take them off, so you have to use the jack. I think I used the tool once.
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Exactly how I do it. Makes it easier to prop the bars on the brackets. Relieves the tension. But I wouldn't keep it like that long. I imagine it would eventually damage the tongue lock after years of doing it. Not sure about that, but it sounds right. Alot of weight on that lock.
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I have an equalizer hitch and my dealer instructed me to connect the hitch then use the electric tongue Jack to lift the truck and tongue high enough to get the side arms high enough so I can push them onto their supports.
Any thoughts on this practice?
That's the instructions I got, and the instruction manual for my Husky WDH says that's the way to do it.

So go for it!

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Yup. Do this.
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Nobody instructed me on it. I just figgured it out.


Using the tongue jack to take part of the load when tensioning (and unloading) the WDH spring bars makes the job MUCH easier!
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