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Old 12-27-2011, 08:07 PM   #11
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Be sure you get one big enough to partly lift the rear of your truck. It makes the spring bars a snap to hook up.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:05 PM   #12
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Also comes with hand crank and night lights
Had to use the crank last time I was out when I had a problem - I have to say it worked pretty well.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:55 AM   #13
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I 've also had to use my crank because my TT battery died plus blown fuse. I used crank and it went easy.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:57 AM   #14
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Get the biggest tongue jack you can afford... you are lifting more than the 900 pounds of hitch you are also lifting some of the vehicle... (unless your a glutton for punishment when you attache the weight bars).
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:34 PM   #15
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Ditto for the Barker 3500.

I bought the VIP 3500 24" a year ago b/c I was tired of hand cranking to position the weight distribution bars in the Texas heat.

Actually had a failure last week camping 500 miles from home due to blown in-line 30A fuse, but the emergency hand crank worked easily for set-up and next day trip to auto store fixed the fuse problem.

Go big so that you can remove and transfer to any size TT purchase in your future. (P.S. save your original dolly hand crank so that you can swap-out at that time.)
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:52 PM   #16
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Best modification we every made!

Had a "Venture" brand jack first - because it was cheap. Love the concept and made hitching and leveling much faster and easier. The cheapie self distructed after a year or so -- the gear at the top broke off from the vertical shaft and the jack dropped down to the street when we hit a bump. Luckily, it did not do any damage to the trailer, and luckily we were on our way home about two blocks from the house. Now have a Barker 3500 which is much much nicer and heavier duty ...
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:24 AM   #17
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Thumbs up VIP 3500 Tongue Jack

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I too have the Barker 3500 on my 22FB and all I can say is, it's one of the best enhancements I've made... makes life soooo much easier!
Which one? The 18" or 24"?
Was looking at adding the Fastway Jack Foot.
http://www.fastwaytrailer.com/store/...=index&cPath=5
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Which one? The 18" or 24"?
Was looking at adding the Fastway Jack Foot.
http://www.fastwaytrailer.com/store/...=index&cPath=5
I got the 18" although I sometimes use a couple of pieces of 4x6 under the foot. It works really well. I paid $199 for it from eBay with free shipping. Here's the link if you're interested.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...E:L:OC:US:1123
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Does anybody have any idea of the jack hole size in my sig. trailer. I am looking at a Bulldog 4000lb 2 1/4" shaft jack. I just need to know if it will fit.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BULLDOG-4000...17451778448186
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:29 PM   #20
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Does anybody have any idea of the jack hole size in my sig. trailer. I am looking at a Bulldog 4000lb 2 1/4" shaft jack. I just need to know if it will fit.
I think the bolt pattern and hole size is universal.
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