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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 12-19-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Do you have a power tongue jack? Multiple choice poll
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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The only time I needed one was when I parked it outside my house for a week and a half and than it was brought to the campground and spent the whole summer there and it is still at the campground waiting for next spring
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:29 PM   #3
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It is a huge help hooking and disconnecting the WD bars. There would be an awful lot of cranking otherwise. Would not want to be without it.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:30 AM   #4
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Was blessed [not] with arthritic shoulders and cranking the nose of my old TT was both a pain and painful. After having total joint replacement surgery on both shoulders, I'm happy to say that I could crank it up without a problem, but it was still a pain. My new Whitehawk was ordered with the power nose jack and I love it. Do not find the powered corner jacks to be necessary and I didn't order them. I just use a cordless drill and zip they are up. My drill dies and I'm out another $49 or less for a new one. The nose jack on the other hand is a lifesaver, making it a breeze to hook and unhook my TT.
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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Love mine last two trailers have had it. The WDH is so much simpler with the jack, I did replace the inline fuse with a circuit breaker.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:54 PM   #6
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Have a 5er with power landing gear now, but also have a car hauling trailer, and would not be without a PTJ. My previous camper, a 29 ft TT, also had a PTJ. Both were Atwood brand, and never had a problem with either one.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:14 PM   #7
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Nobody loves their PTJ more then their spouse? We have some happy marriages here on JOF!
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:01 AM   #8
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After an EMP event I'll still be able to raise and lower my Armstrong jack.
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Ordered the PTJ - told by several that it's a "must have" for engaging/disengaging the WD
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I can't imagine being without one! My wife actually likes it better than me!!!! (just kidding)..... But she does enjoy using it. I think it's a neat way to get her involved in the whole set-up process!
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