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Old 02-03-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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Need electric tongue jack advice

I'm looking to put an electric tongue jack on my 19Bh. There are quite a few brands out there and I'm looking for advice on which one to buy. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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Got mine from Ebay and was a remanufactured Ultra-Fab. Had a problem and since it was still under warrenty they replaced it prior to giving me a return shipping label where they picked up the charges.

Great service and quick.

Look for the largest capacity that will fit in your tongue tube. Installation can be done in about 15 minutes with the trailer hooked to the tow vehicle.

Many will tell you other brands and all seem to be good. I went with the service side and cost.

I used Mantelli on Ebay for only around $70.00.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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Barker 3500 VIP. Never had problems. Easy install.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #4
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Barker 3500 VIP. Never had problems. Easy install.
X2 - purchased from eBay. It arrived quickly, went in real easily, and it was the best price I could find. Free shipping too.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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Michigan built Barker here as well. Many of the others are China specials.
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Barker here. Had a problem and customer service was great.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:27 PM   #7
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I did a lot of looking chose a Barker 3000.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:21 AM   #8
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I have had numerous trailers over the years, both camping and car hauling, and put an Atwood on each and every one. Never had problem one. Never had to return any, never had to replace any parts. My oldest Atwood jack is now about 18 years old, and still works perfectly. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:35 AM   #9
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My current trailer came with an Atwood electric tongue jack. It is 9 years old. It has never given me a problem.

I installed a Barker on my previous trailer. I used it for 2 years without issue.

Look at the switch location and installation issues prior to install. Some may have the switches and/or the motor head in an awkward position for your set-up.
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What ever brand you choose be sure and get one a little bigger than what you think you need. To aid in attaching spring bars for a WD hitch you will also have to slightly lift the back of the truck.
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