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Old 01-18-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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Electric Tongue Jack Installed

Thanks to reading the various threads on this forum, I chose the Barker VIP 3,000 # electric tongue jack.
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It only took 30 minutes to install and that's because I didn't read the instructions right away and had to remove the bolts to put ALL 3 washers between the frame and the jack - DUH. lol
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Looks like a real nice installation! I'm also looking at getting a Barker as well.

BTW..... I've had more than my share of those "DUH" moments myself!!
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Electric Tongue Jack Installed

I would replace the coffee with a beer though.
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I would replace the coffee with a beer though.
You sure it's just coffee? Up yonder in WI it gets pretty cold (so I've been told) and I'd expect a little "human aintifreeze" in the coffee might be in order. :hihi:
Even tho our TT is light (as a feather - get it?) I've got an electric tongue jack and love it. I'm less likely to spill what's in my hand while leveling.
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I would replace the coffee with a beer though.
If it wouldn't of been during "normal working hours" it would of been a cold one!
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You sure it's just coffee? Up yonder in WI it gets pretty cold (so I've been told) and I'd expect a little "human aintifreeze" in the coffee might be in order. :hihi:
Even tho our TT is light (as a feather - get it?) I've got an electric tongue jack and love it. I'm less likely to spill what's in my hand while leveling.
"Happy Coffee" is pretty good too!
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How much travel does the jack have?

Looks good. Did you wire it directly to the battery?
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A quick thread hijack.

I installed this same model on out 17Z and love it. My brother got a power tongue jack that was already on his White Hawk. The Barker model on the 17Z goes up and down a LOT quicker then the one that is on the White Hawk.

Granted, they are two different manufacturers, but the speed difference is very noticeable. I'm just wondering if they Jayco supplied jack is indeed slower or if the increased TW has something to do with it.
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Looks good. I put a Husky on mine and love it. People that don't have one don't have a clue what they are missing. I replaced mine in the heat of the summer, so my toolkit included a cold one!!
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How much travel does the jack have?

Looks good. Did you wire it directly to the battery?
18" of travel.
Yes, it's wired directly to the battery.
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