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Old 10-31-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Electric tongue jack

I was looking for an electric tongue jack for my Jayflight 26BH - Does anyone know what weight capacity I should be looking for?
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:57 PM   #2
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Get a heavy duty one so you can also lift the truck to install the WD bars.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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Get a heavy duty one so you can also lift the truck to install the WD bars.
Any idea how many many pounds that would be rated for? They all seem to be rated that way.
I was looking at a husky 3000lb one
Seems like a good product reasonable price.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:28 AM   #4
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I have used a 3000lb Barker for over 4 years now which was on my previous smaller TT, it does the job adequately now on my 28BHS which is tongue heavier then your 26BH. If I were to buy one today I would go with the 3500lb model for a bit more oomph.
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No sense skimping on power, especially if you plan on having it a long time. Personally I would find a longer travel than 18" would come in handy when I have to back my F350 up over a rise such as a gutter curb putting the ball much higher than when on the level. It's far less stable if you've got to put several inches of blocks under the shoe. I found one at 19" but 22 would be better. I'm yet to find that in a brief search.
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I bought the Barker 3500 from seller "mtsrv" on eBay and have had zero problems with it. It's an 18" jack and works well on my 26BH...much better than the hand crank!
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:34 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. I pulled the trigger on the Husky Brute 4500 lb.
Waiting for arrival now.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:33 AM   #8
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You will love it...
I build a 2x4 platform to go under my jack... it can now lift high enough to raise the truck rear wheels off the ground... works great if you got a flat on the highway.. ;-))
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:36 PM   #9
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Go for the Barker 3500.....you'll love it.
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