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Old 06-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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When looking to purchase a power tongue jack...should I purchase one to lift the whole trailer or just the tongue weight...our camper is GVWR for 7100lbs, and our current manual jack has about had it. So I'd like to go ahead and make the upgrade, but I want to make sure I get the right size one for trouble-free use. We're occasional campers (once a month if all goes well) if that fits in. Adventure RV has an Ultra Fab 3500lb one for $99 right now that I have my eye on...

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Old 06-05-2011, 05:43 PM   #2
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If you would have to lift the entire trailer it would be too small. But you only have lift the tounge weight;to level or place it on the tow vehicle. the most weight will be on the axles. Be safe...
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:26 PM   #3
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Get the 3500--I believe that is the highest rated one available. You won't be disappointed in speed of operation. Most of them are grounded thru the mounting bolts; it will last longer/look better if you fashion a cover for it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:27 PM   #4
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Bull Dog 4000 black case model

You want a jack that is far in excess of your needs to hold up and not have to worry abt break down. This jack is GUARANTEED FOR FIVE YEARS.
On highly uneven surfaces I have easily raised the rear end of my Ford F 250 AND the trailer tongue to unhitch.

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Old 06-06-2011, 11:34 PM   #5
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3500 is more than enough. A power jack was the best money I ever spent.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:20 AM   #6
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Get one that can lift at least 150% of the tong weight,, All it has to lift is tong weight but the 50 percent higher rating will cause it to wear out.. MUCH LATER as opposed to much sooner.

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