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Old 03-27-2014, 05:57 PM   #1
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Electric tongue jack

I'm looking for a good deal on an electric tongue jack. Anyone have a good line on one? I do not want any junk -- probably looking at an Atwood. Thanks!!
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:14 PM   #2
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Ebay or Amazon for an Atwood or Barker. I added a China made elec jack to my TT after the crappy Lippert jack that came with our ST packed it in a week after their one year warranty expired...no issues after 2 seasons with the new one.
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:15 PM   #3
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I've had a Barker for over ten years on two TT, no problems.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:45 PM   #4
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Be sure and get the biggest one you can afford and check to see how you operate the unit if it dies. The last electric jack I had died in the lift stage, but the manual operation was in the front and the handle was too long to turn more than half turn due to tailgate on the truck. Opted for a 4000-lb unit that has a top mounted manual turn access.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:41 AM   #5
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I am also in the market for an electric jack as well for my new Zinger. I thought when I bought it that I wouldn't mind not having electric, I was wrong. I have been searching Ebay and this is one area I don't have a lot of expertise. I am coming from a Lance camper that had the Attwood electric jacks so I was leaning towards getting one of those since having that camper for 10 years and not one problem. I did notice there was some different wiring options from what I can tell some can be wired to the battery and then some need to be plugged into the TV to work, if that is the case I am leaning towards hard wiring to the battery. Any input would be appreciated
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:56 AM   #6
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Tongue jacks are wired to the RV battery.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:42 AM   #7
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Barker or Atwood. Buy it on Amazon so it's returnable. Heck, buy both and see which one fits/looks/works best for your rig and send the other back on their dime...

I bought a used one from my "Former" dealer when we bought our last TT. Lasted a whole 3 months because the last owner obviously didnt know that over extended and lowering the unit trashes the main pinion and gear. Called the company (Stromberg Carlson) and they said it was not a owner serviceable part. THE MAIN GEAR!. For the cost of what I roughly paid for it they would work on it as the shipping was on my dime.


Barker-Bulldog-Atwood is the way to go, as with most times I went cheap..save dime spend a dollar.
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OhioMark -
Can you explain more
"over extended and lowering the unit trashes the main pinion and gear"
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