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Old 01-13-2014, 04:07 AM   #1
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Electric jack

Sorry to beat the dead horse, but most of the posts about the electric jacks are for the bigger trailers. We have a new to us X17 and are towing with a Durango. Listed dry tongue weight is 460, but with the WDH, two 30# tanks, and battery box, it's quite a bit more. I am looking at getting an electric jack, and everyone says to go big, but it would seem the 2500# would work for us. Any input? If it matters, one of the spots we camp every year needs the tongue almost on the ground to be level, or at least our pup did, as well as the other tts by us.
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:11 AM   #2
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... don't know about the 2500, but you do have to manage your tongue weight on a 17Z. I removed the spare tire and carrier to lighten mine. I remember the total weight removed as being 64 pounds.
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The real reason most want a tongue jack is for putting on the spring bars. You are also lifting the back of the tow vehicle up. Higher rated jack just means it will work better.
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The real reason most want a tongue jack is for putting on the spring bars. You are also lifting the back of the tow vehicle up. Higher rated jack just means it will work better.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:32 PM   #5
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I was always told if you buy bigger the system will not have to work as hard and will last longer....always made sense to me.
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The dealer replaced mine under warranty, new one is heavy duty compared to my old one and raises and lowers much quicker too. The motor on the original fried out on me at a campsite and I had crank it down with a socket set that I always carry with me camping.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:46 PM   #7
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We bought a barker VIP 3000 for our TT last year. Great jack! My opinion.....go with a 3000 lbs or greater.....you won't regret it.
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Thanks everyone. I guess I'll go big.
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The bigger ones are just built stronger... Your price difference should not be too much out of line going bigger.

Where one would come in handy is when leveling the trailer from end to end... Saves a few steps using the remote control cable.

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