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View Poll Results: Do you have a power tongue jack on your trailer?
Yes I have a PTJ 170 71.73%
No I don`t have a PTJ 32 13.50%
I have had a PTJ fail in the past 7 2.95%
I enjoy hand cranking my trailer 7 2.95%
I think more of my PTJ then I do my spouse 4 1.69%
My trailer is light as a feather do not need one 6 2.53%
I use my PTJ to engage/disengage my WD system 101 42.62%
I do not have a PTJ and I do not like those that do have one 1 0.42%
My PTJ has saved my life 4 1.69%
A PTJ is just one more thing to fail 9 3.80%
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:16 PM   #21
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Has anyone had issue with the PTJ being a bit short?

With the way Jayco builds the tongue up high with the frame rather than below the frame sometimes the 18" jack was a little short so we use blocks underneath now.

If this jack poops out we will replace it with a 24" jack.

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Old 02-17-2014, 02:49 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by DKRITTER View Post
Snip..... we use blocks underneath now....snip
I do the same, depends on how uneven the campsite is...., and I don't like to have my jack stand approaching full extension anyways (avoid jams, minimize flexing, etc.).

I do make sure my riser blocks are notably wider then the PTJ base plate in the event the PTJ decides to move/flex around a little (even the manual jacks will). Ever have a tongue jack base plate "snap" over about 1" do the the slope of the campsite and/or when extending or retracting the the jack? Get's one's attention real fast......, thus the wide wood riser blocks.

Seen some folks put some pretty small blocks under their jack stand bases that aren't any wider then the metal base plate



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Old 02-19-2014, 08:29 PM   #23
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I have a 6"x10" block about 18" long I use under the jack. Have had it from the PUP days. Keep one at home that stays there, set it beside the house when we hook up and have one in the front storage with the Lynx levelers, blocks, extra jacks, etc.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:57 PM   #24
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Original one failed on my X213, had it replaced under warranty and they replaced it with a Atwood 3500 which was more heavy duty. This one has a back up hand crank and it lifts much quicker than the old one did.
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:07 PM   #25
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The PTJ came standard with the new trailer. I wasn't sure I would like it. It does save a whole lot of sweating during hitching and disconnecting.
I listen carefully to it so I don't blow the fuse.
A bucket stays on top to keep the rain out.

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