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Old 03-13-2016, 03:11 PM   #11
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I'd say try it with the manual jack for a few outings and see if you are up to the task before asking the dealer to put one on.

I had about 3 outings in our TT before I decided to replace the manual jack with a power jack. We were at a CG and it was about 90 plus degrees out and I had had enough of the manual jack that day and ordered one when we got back.
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Old 03-13-2016, 03:59 PM   #12
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I have no trouble in lowering the tongue with a manual jack Raising it can be a PITA What I have done is place a Hyd. Jack under the tongue and raise it Then lower the manual jack and take the Hyd. Jack away. Much easier going down than up
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:15 AM   #13
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I added an electric jack to our X23B. The tongue was only 600# so cranking was not a big deal. It was just a convenience thing. At the end of the day I just wanted one.
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Old 03-14-2016, 01:42 PM   #14
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If you are using a weight distribution system you will want to go with the power tongue jack.. it makes life so much easier.
100% agree
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Old 03-14-2016, 04:56 PM   #15
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thanks for the input....

but i'm still trying to figure it out. I am used to towing popup, never had experience with a weight distribution hitch, did not realize this makes it more difficult! Still have 2 weeks to figure it out, if I have dealer put one on or not!
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:42 AM   #16
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I have never owned a trailer with a Power jack before, but for smaller trailers it just seems like another accessory to break down to me. I get it on the larger units, but i would try it without and then have one added later if you decide its too much work.
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:47 AM   #17
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I have never owned a trailer with a Power jack before, but for smaller trailers it just seems like another accessory to break down to me. I get it on the larger units, but i would try it without and then have one added later if you decide its too much work.
They are also very easy to install at a later time yourself.

I purchased mine after a few trips out online and install myself in 30 minutes or less.
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I have a X19H also and have the elec jack love it
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:05 PM   #19
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thank you...this is what I am looking for...someone that's glad they have one! I am used to cranking up and down a popup, no big deal, I am assuming more difficult with weight distribution hitch? Would also love to hear from somebody that does not have one and wished they did! thanks again!
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I added a power jack nto our 24FB shortly after we brought the trailer home. I am very happy with the addition. We also have a 24 ft. vendor trailer that does NOT have a power jack. If it were not for adding a battery box and battery, I would put one on the vendor trailer. I like the power jack that much.
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