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Old 11-06-2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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Power tongue jacks

Is there a reason that no one makes a tongue jack long enough to be used without stacking or placing something under the jack to get the tongue up enough? Wood blocks, plastic cone shapes, you name it. Just another 6 inches would really help. When the suite is not level sometimes the front of the TT has to be raised quite a bit.
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:42 AM   #2
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The Cadillac of tongue jacks is Equalizer Systems. This link shows the 6k capacity, 16" stroke model that is hydraulic/electric and installs where your jack is now. One wire to connect and that's it. I was replacing the "typical" electric jack about every 13 months (just out of the warranty period) until I found this product about 10 years ago. I still have the original one and it works flawlessly to date! Yes this unit is a bit pricey but it's the last jack you'll ever need and the quality, performance, and durability is worth it. They make jacks in all capacities and stroke lengths if your needs call for it.

PS. The trailer I bought this jack for is a triple axle and weighs 22k gross. The jack works so well that it will lift the front axle high enough to change a tire....
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The problem with the longer tongue jack is that it still has to be able to retract enough not to drag.
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The one that came on my '15 Flagstaff has an extendable post. Pull the pin, drop the post to or near the ground and put the pin back in.
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Power tongue jacks

Ya mine is extendable to with a pin it's goes pretty high with out any blocks
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This is what I use

I installed a Flip Jack Foot on my first TT and became so comfortable with it. So much so, I thought it was a waste of money. When I received my second TT, I didn't install another Flip Jack Foot. After a few trips using those extending foot plates and blocks, I quickly installed a new Flip Jack Foot. No more blocks or extenders.

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Is there a reason that no one makes a tongue jack long enough to be used without stacking or placing something under the jack to get the tongue up enough? Wood blocks, plastic cone shapes, you name it. Just another 6 inches would really help. When the suite is not level sometimes the front of the TT has to be raised quite a bit.
But they do make them. Google "24 in stroke power tongue jack".
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http://www.amazon.com/Barker-Manufac.../dp/B001V8RWCE
This is what I have. 24 inch stroke usually does the trick when leveling.
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I installed a Flip Jack Foot on my first TT and became so comfortable with it. So much so, I thought it was a waste of money. When I received my second TT, I didn't install another Flip Jack Foot. After a few trips using those extending foot plates and blocks, I quickly installed a new Flip Jack Foot. No more blocks or extenders.

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Yep, the flip jack is amazing but I still use blocks in order to lift the bed of the truck high enough to remove the weight distribution bars.
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Yes I see noe that there is a 24 inch one. Looks to be a good one.
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Yep, the flip jack is amazing but I still use blocks in order to lift the bed of the truck high enough to remove the weight distribution bars.


Hummmmm, I don't have that problem.
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Hummmmm, I don't have that problem.
Depends on the system you have and if it is set up correctly. I see a LOT of folks with incorrect setups. I have the steel bars that rest on an L bracket. There is a lot of tension to release. I adjust mine twice a year to ensure the correct tension is applied. Also, if you have a perfectly level area where you hitch up and unhitch it is much less of an issue I have had several scenarios where the front of the trailer is 1 foot or so higher than the back.
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Uneven ground would make a difference, especially a foot difference. My system was setup by CW and my bars are connected with chains.
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Uneven ground would make a difference, especially a foot difference. My system was setup by CW and my bars are connected with chains.
Yep, the chain system wouldn't really require the lifting nearly as much if at all.
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