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Old 04-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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23B electric Jack?

having just purchased a 2010 23B and havent gotten it home yet, which is a good electric jack and what size? meaning the size of the hole in the camper hitch
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:55 PM   #2
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Hey Fats.... I just installed a Barker 3500 VIP power jack yesterday. I have a 2013 X23B and it has a 2 1/4" tube. Installation was very easy.

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I've got an Atwood 3500# which is overkill. It's got plenty of "oomph" to lift the TV enough to set the spring bars on their perches. Makes it easy for the Bride to hitch/unhitch while I'm behind the wheel. I don't recall there being much difference in price between the 3500# and smaller so I chose to error on the side of "bigger is better". I believe the tube is 2 5/16" which I think may be "standard".
A note of caution, the Atwood is a bit tall and I have about 1" clearance between the top of the jack and the bunk end. I'd suggest getting the mounting bolts finger tight and check the bunk clearance before wrenching it tight. I didn't notice the tight fit until our first outing and I recall saying, "Oh man, I wish I'd...", but it fits so, no harm no foul.
For installation I used an auto jack-stand to support the tongue. The 3 bolts on the mounting flange matched right up to the new jack (bolt off, bolt on) Hardest part was the wiring. I added the hot lead from the jack to the spliced/ taped bundle coming from the fuse (30A).
I started worrying about the weather on the jack head so I cover it with a cut-down storage bag from one of those cheap folding camp chairs that was headed for the garbage.
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