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Old 11-08-2019, 09:23 AM   #1
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Power Tongue Jack - 195RB

So I am thinking about a power jack for my b'day. I need it to lift the back of the Tow vehicle to set the wd bars.

is 3250 or 3500 lbs lift enough or do I need more?

TV is a Ford Flex if that matters.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 11-08-2019, 10:08 AM   #2
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Either of those will be more than enough. Our ORV has a 3500lb capacity tongue jack and has no trouble lifting ~1200lb tongue weight plus rear end of the F-250 to ease the hitching.

TT: 2019 ORV Timber Ridge 23DBS, Blue Ox SwayPro 15K/1500
TV: 2019 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCab LB, 6.2L, 4.30/e-locker, 4x4, 164" WB, 3216 payload
TV: 2014 RAM 1500 Big Horn CC (Traded in)
TT: 2015 Jay Flight SLX 195RB Baja Edition, Andersen No-Sway (Traded in)
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:56 AM   #3
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I bought a Barker 3500 tongue jack for my 24ft. trailer. It will lift the back of my 2500 Dodge.

Don't you have a bar to lift the bars?
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:16 AM   #4
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I recently got a Husky Super Brute 5000 and it lifts the back of my f350 to get the bars on easy. The factory one was the junk FIC 3500 and that could lift the old f250 when new (it did not last long). You should be fine with a flex and a 3500 jack. The only reason I went to the 5000 is for the remote control that came with it.
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:34 AM   #5
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I have a cheapo knockoff 3,500 and it will lift my rear end. I am very lazy and even though my Andersen is one of the easiest I still run it up and down a lot.

Two things to remember, never try to run any of them past the top or bottom which can ruin the gears and make sure you have a separate inline fused line direct to the battery. I also have a direct ground. I marked mine with tape just before top and bottom as a reminder.

On past trailers I have had poor grounds through the bolts holding onto the tongue.

Don't forget spare fuses for everything!

( Does anyone remember where I put the emergency manual crank????)
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:43 PM   #6
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All of the above mentioned are good, and I'll add one more to look at, while you're shopping. I've installed a Bulldog 4000 on our TT.

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Old 11-11-2019, 02:22 PM   #7
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So...as it turns out

The Gander Outdoors in York PA is closing and I stopped by Saturday.

New in the box Reese 5700 Power Jack - $100.81 4500lbs.

Thanks for the info folks.


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