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Old 06-09-2023, 06:30 PM   #1
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Need a new tongue jack

just replaced a burnt out up/down switch on my leppert tongue jack and it burnt out the 3rd time I used it. Donít want to wast money and time trying to fix it again. Tongue jacks are not that expensive on amazon, so wondering if anyone has bought one. Which one and how happy are you with it. Donít want another leppert even if they are supposed to be best. It would also be nice to find one about 1/2 narrower front to back so I can lower my tailgate. Broke my ankle on my last camping trip so I have lots of time for research.
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Old 06-09-2023, 08:16 PM   #2
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I replaced mine with a Husky Super Brute but its probably too big for you. But very happy with the additional length of the tube. Maybe a Husky Brute?
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Old 06-09-2023, 09:22 PM   #3
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You may need a shank for the Weight Distribution hitch that is an inch or so longer than your existing one, to gain some tailgate clearance.

Some people will disassemble the head from the tube on a tongue jack and drill new holes and remount the head sideways (the triangle base only fits one way).

I have a Lippert jack that was on the trailer when I bought it in 2019 and it has worked well since then, and I've used it a fair amount.

Probably the BEST tongue jack are those made by Barker Manufacturing Co

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Sometimes the knockoff item will perform better than the original. I am talking about auto parts. On my trailer I always try to get the 'best' part that I can. I don't know it it is better or not. Like I replaced a water pump. The dealer had two - one costs $125 and one $155. I buy the $155 one.

But I had a car that I kept for 11 years. At 3.25 years old the engine control module went bad. Ford wanted $200 and an auto shop had one for $60. I bought the $60 one and it lasted until I traded the car.

I had a new 1986 Mercury Cougar that the ball joint went bad at 75,000 miles. I bought a 1987 Mercury Cougar and those ball joints lasted until I sold it at 175,000 miles.

My point is, you just never know how long a part will last.
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Another vote for the Brute brand jacks. I replaced my OEM jack 2 years ago and am happy with the replacement.
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