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Old 04-09-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
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Looking at an electric tongue jack

I have a 23 ft Kiwi. I am looking at an electric tongue jack and it has a weight limit of 3500. Is this tongue weight or for the entire TT?
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:04 AM   #2
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3500 is the weight of the entrie trailer. Your tongue weight should be a few hundred lbs. I added a Barker VIP 3500 to my 26BH....great upgrade from the hand crank, especially on those days when the outside temp is 90 or more..
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The 3500 rating on the electric tongue jack is its lifting limit. That would generally include the tongue, and the rear of the truck if you're using the jack to get the spring-bars of a WDH into position. The rating on the jack does not refer to the weight of the trailer, but the weight of the trailer does figure into its tongue weight.
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3500 is the weight of the entrie trailer. Your tongue weight should be a few hundred lbs. I added a Barker VIP 3500 to my 26BH....great upgrade from the hand crank, especially on those days when the outside temp is 90 or more..
X2 on the Barker. You won't be disappointed.
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3500 is the lifting capacity of the jack. If you have a heavy tongue weight, they are worth every penny. Had one on my toy hauler that had an 1150 lb. dry tongue weight. It was a life saver.
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Amazon $130

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Old 04-15-2014, 08:28 AM   #7
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That looks startlingly familiar! There was another thread talking about the jacks Jayco was putting on some trailers being a no-name brand; I think that one may be it!

I doubt my jack will make it through the year. When it finally gives up the ghost, I will spend a little extra and get the Barker and only have to do it once.
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From the research I have done there are only a few places that actually make the jacks. Then they just put a different color, cover and name on them and there ya go look at all the jack companies.
Just a FYI not just jack company's but pretty much any thing you buy now a days does this.
I an electronics broker and sell to manufacturing plants all over the world so I have some insider info on who is doing what.
Bottom line is buy from who will help you the most if there is an issue with the product. I just bought mine and installed it over the weekend from Northern tools. Works great and I had a coupon. Looks just like any other one out at the camp grounds,.
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I doubt my jack will make it through the year.
Having troubles with it???
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Having troubles with it???
I won't say I'm having troubles per se. It has never truly failed. But the other day I went out there and it was seized up. I had to tap the motor housing with my wrench to get it going again. It also doesn't sound so great. I have a feeling it gets too much water in it. It has one of those useless button levels in the top that does nothing to stop water intrusion (and even less to determine level), and while water shouldn't be getting in the motor, I'm afraid it is.

If it does choke, I hope it does so sooner rather than later, then I can get it replaced under warranty and I'll get them to put something better and stronger on there and just have to pay the difference...
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