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Old 11-26-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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Electric jack size for X17A

What size electric jack should I get for my Jayco X17A, the 2500lb, 3000lb, or 3500lb? Thanks!!
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:37 PM   #2
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get a 3500lbs if you use a WDH. It makes unhooking the bars a lot easier whit lifting the TV. If you get one and can't open the tail gate, just reverse your TJ
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Thanks for the info!!
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Old 11-26-2014, 06:36 PM   #4
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I'm looking at electric tongue jacks for my X17C. Which ones are you considering? Camping World has an Ultra Fab 3500# on sale for $175 and I'm leaning toward that one. Harbor Freight (I know, I know) has a Haul Master (?) for $130 plus 20% off using a coupon, so it would be about $104. With <500# of tongue weight and a Nissan Frontier as a TV, I'm not sure which way to go.
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:40 AM   #5
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I would not by an ultra fab, had one lasted 13 months w/ a 1 yr warranty it jammed on me so i had to take it off and replace it , purchased a husky brand w/ 4500 lb limit hope it does better just my two
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Old 11-27-2014, 05:51 AM   #6
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We had a Barker VIP 3000 on our 197. It was the best power tongue jack. You can find them on Amazon for about $200.00. The 3500 will run about $325.00.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:22 AM   #7
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Get the biggest one you can afford and when you trade the trailer take the jack with you...
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Personally, I'd go with an Atwood 3500lb heavy duty. As Seann45 suggested, keep the original jack, if you decide to trade the trailer, you can keep the power jack. Atwood has a very good reputation for their power jacks.
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Personally, I'd go with an Atwood 3500lb heavy duty. As Seann45 suggested, keep the original jack, if you decide to trade the trailer, you can keep the power jack. Atwood has a very good reputation for their power jacks.
When I researched power tounge jacks 2 years ago, Atwood had a large number of negative reviews. At the time, Barker had the best reviews of all power jacks. Maybe things have changed. I would still chose a Barker over any other jack out there. They are very reliable power tongue jacks. We just purchased a new 24FBS and I'm replacing the power jack in the spring. The factory installed power jack has already had problems. I'll sell it on Craigslist for $125 because that's how much they sell for.
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