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Old 02-04-2012, 08:44 PM   #11
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I'm in one of those moods. What is an electric tongue?
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:17 AM   #12
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They're talking electric tongue jack, which saves on hand-cranking up & down. It's probably one of the best things I've purchased for my TT.

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Old 02-05-2012, 08:43 AM   #13
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Never had an electric tongue jack on my boat trailers or atv trailer, but will have the electric jacks on my new fifth-wheel. I think the thing that will take getting used to is the speed of the jacks compared to doing it yourself. At least if you are cranking yourself, you can speed up if you want to get it done faster. I don't know if you can do that with the electric jacks. We'll see if I like mine later this year, when we actually get to use the FW.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:53 AM   #14
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Electric tongue jacks are well worth the money. It's so easy for hookups to the truck. I ordered from jayco at time of order of the TT. It's my first and will order on my next TT as well.
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I'm in one of those moods. What is an electric tongue?
Mind is in the gutter.......
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You're probably right, rodro123... it was still early when I responded. :lizard:
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #17
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I had one of those powder coated china specials on my last TT that was installed as part of my purchase package. It looked like most of the $75.00-$90.00 units out there for sale and did perform well for the 2 seasons I used it. The light rusted out within the first year but the housing and motor did work without issue. Although it did make me nervous that it did not have a backup manual crank which knowing what I know now would have been mandatory.
They are faster than hand cranking and worth every penny IMHO. I would look at the more expensive units and if one offers a manual backup go for that one. If not make sure you carry a jack and some boards for a backup.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:45 PM   #18
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I have had the Barker VIP electric jack on an older Jayco Qwest 244B and moved it to my 2010 Jayco 23FB and it has never given me a lick of trouble. Raises the tongue with no problem. Good quality. I invert a 5 gallon bucket on mine and hold that down with a bungie cord passed under the a frame, hooking it to each side of the bucket to keep the rain off it when not in use.
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I had one of those powder coated china specials on my last TT that was installed as part of my purchase package. It looked like most of the $75.00-$90.00 units out there for sale and did perform well for the 2 seasons I used it. The light rusted out within the first year but the housing and motor did work without issue. Although it did make me nervous that it did not have a backup manual crank which knowing what I know now would have been mandatory.
They are faster than hand cranking and worth every penny IMHO. I would look at the more expensive units and if one offers a manual backup go for that one. If not make sure you carry a jack and some boards for a backup.


The Barkers have a manual crank. You remove the screws that hold the level on top of the powerhead and insert it there. Not had to use it yet, knock on wood.
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The Barkers have a manual crank. You remove the screws that hold the level on top of the powerhead and insert it there. Not had to use it yet, knock on wood.
Atwoods have a manual crank as well. You don't have to remove anything to access the manual crank attachment.
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