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speediq99

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Posted: 04/23/21 04:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any recommendation on a fast tongue jack for a 7500lb TT.

We just bought a new TT and the electric jack is extremely slow.

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MC

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Posted: 04/23/21 04:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m switching to a drill powered jack with a “emergency” arm powered handle option when this one gives up the ghost.


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Posted: 04/23/21 04:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does your existing jack have a foot pad extension? If so, that and a piece of 4x6 will speed raising it.

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Posted: 04/23/21 05:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow I never thought of getting a faster tongue jack! I could save at least 45 seconds each setting up and breaking down.


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I made a block out of PT 2"x 6" wood and use that under the tongue. I normally only have to lower the tongue a couple inches or so before it hits the block.
I'm guessing it's about 12"x 12"x 10.5" high.
I got tired of needing to stack wood when the jack was too far off the ground.

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Posted: 04/23/21 07:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is it the speed of the jack or the distance you need to raise the tongue? If distance, consider the Fastway Flip Jack extension.

If speed of the jack, what's the make & model of the jack you have?


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speediq99

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Posted: 04/23/21 07:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will get back to you on the make and model.

It is a factory Jack that came with our Palomino trailer. It is painfully slow. I had an Atwood jack before and that thing moved.

I do have a 12 inch block to shorten the distance.

MC

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Posted: 04/23/21 08:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use one of these and it works great. Pull the lever and it folds up out of the way. Folding foot

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Posted: 04/24/21 04:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just for S&G can you run jumper cables from battery to jack to see if it moves faster? If so you might want to run heavier wire and relays or heavy switches.

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Put heavier wire ?

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