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Old 08-23-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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Electric Tongue Jack

Here is a pic of the Husky Electric Tongue Jack we put on our TT... by far the best investment I have made for the TT so far. Hitching and unhitching in the Texas heat... no problem! Also included a shot of our light timer and awning lights. The oldest boy (25) and the baby (14) are in the last photo.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:11 PM   #2
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It took one time out to decide I needed an electric jack. Man how do those truck drivers do that manually everyday?
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:16 AM   #3
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One of the best mods one can make on a TT is the electric tongue jack.
I installed one a year after we purchased our TT. I am not sure why I waited so long, but sure happy I finally made the purchase.
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One of the things that is keeping us from adding the electric tongue jack is the additional weight. Maybe someone 'in the know' can help us out with this. With our tt, the tongue weight loaded (two batteries, full tanks, lightweight type stuff in the front storage bin) weighs in at just over 1000lbs. Our WDH is rated at 1300lbs. When fully hooked up to our F150, the WDH seems to just barely do the job (almost 1 1/4 inch between no hook-up and fully hooked with WDH - front of tv raised that is).

Anyone know how this will affect us? I guess we could just get the new jack, try it out, and if the added weight turns out to not work well w/WDH, we could always return it....
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That's a heavy hitch-- but I guess with a front kitchen you'd have to expect that. Anyways, my Barker VIP 3000 lbs jack only weighs 23lbs.
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Hondo-- those awning lights -- do they run off A/C or D/C current?
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[QUOTE=JPBeck;4984]That's a heavy hitch-- but I guess with a front kitchen you'd have to expect that. Anyways, my Barker VIP 3000 lbs jack only weighs 23lbs.
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Really?! 23lbs isn't much. Neither of us checked the weight of the jack but assumed that it was much heavier. The kitchen is the second room back; the front of tt is the queen bedroom on this model
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Yea I saw that-- what I meant was it's forward of the axles.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:00 PM   #8
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I have the Ultra Fab 3502 model and it weighs in at 22 pounds. Well worth every penny spent on an electric tongue jack. Plus you can take it off and put it on the next TT you buy!!!
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:47 PM   #9
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JP, our awning lights are AC powered.
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Really?! 23lbs isn't much. Neither of us checked the weight of the jack but assumed that it was much heavier. The kitchen is the second room back; the front of tt is the queen bedroom on this model [/QUOTE]
Healthi it puts the weight right where you want it...on the ball... get the jack you will NOT regret it
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