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Herd Fan

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Posted: 06/12/17 03:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Time to replace the old power jack....what's the preferred brand nowadays? I currently have a 3500, but from what I've read, the bigger the better, so I'm open to getting a 4500. Thanks for the help!

FYI, My trailer should never be above 7000 lbs loaded, so using the 15% rule, that would be 1050.


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Herd Fan wrote:

FYI, My trailer should never be above 7000 lbs loaded, so using the 15% rule, that would be 1050.


Irrelevant - you're lifting the rear of the truck as well in order to mount the WD spring bars, ergo the reason power TJs are rated 2500 lbs and up. A 3500 lb jack would serve most users just fine. [emoticon]

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After going thru 2 jacks in 4 years got a Husky from PPL and so far I am impressed but time will tell. It sure looks like it is better made than the ones CW sells.
Got it on sale last winter for just a bit over 200 bucks with no shipping charges.
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"Irrelevant - you're lifting the rear of the truck as well in order to mount the WD spring bars, ergo the reason power TJs are rated 2500 lbs and up. A 3500 lb jack would serve most users just fine. "


I've seen this before and I wonder why. I lower the coupler onto the ball until I can latch it. Then hook the chains up with the little cheater bar that came with the hitch. Then lower the tongue and raise the jack.


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I've had an Atwood for about 4 years. Don't know how it compares to other brands but it's still working. Seems to do OK.


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Barker 3500 with the 24 inch lift


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I've had a 3000# Barker on our TT since about three weeks after we bought the trailer new.
I have never lubed it as described in its manual and I have abused the krap out of it lifting the back of my truck and forcing the ball to break loose.
If it died tomorrow I would buy another.
It has been flawless.

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Thanks for the replies. I ordered a Barker 3500... looking forward to being able to use it.

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My Creek Side came standard with an Atwood Electric Tongue Jack. From the first time I used it, it has sounded like it is on it's last leg, ready to explode. I have been using it for almost two years and it has not exploded. It I was buying another jack it wouldn't likely be the one i have. It just doesn't sound like a well engineered and put together piece of equipment.


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That was supposed to say: "If I was buying another jack, it wouldn't likely be the one I have".

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