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Power Tongue Jack
« on: June 29, 2015, 01:58:42 PM »
By no means do you need a power tongue jack to camp but if you are using a weight distribution hitch or often camp on unlevel grounds... these things are great.  I purchased the 3,500 lb Bull Dog power tongue jack from http://www.beckleysrvs.com/.  This unit was on sale for $149 and has a 5 year warranty.

20 minute installation, 3 bolts and 1 wire connection.



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Re: Power Tongue Jack
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 10:09:40 AM »
I got a bulldog on the wanted list from santa this year, now I just have to be a good boy until then  ;D

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Re: Power Tongue Jack
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2015, 11:35:42 AM »
I just put a WDH on my TT.  Why is a power tongue jack needed for a WDH?   

My crank jack seems to work fine.  I crank it down onto the ball, raise the truck and trailer a bit to hook up my WDH chains and then drop it.  I would understand if it a was difficult to crank up the truck and trailer but it doesn't seem to take much more effort than normal.
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Re: Power Tongue Jack
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 11:42:36 AM »
It,s not required with weight distrubution, however it does make it easier and faster raising the tounge to set and release your spring bars /chains.   and leveling front to back on unlevel  ground.  plus  face it, we are not spring chickens anymore
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Re: Power Tongue Jack
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2015, 12:12:00 PM »
If you ever have to put the WDH bars on and your aren't level, one side goes on easy and the other is a bear.  Being about to easily raise the tongue and rear of your tow vehicle makes the effort much easier.

I have this problem... right in my driveway.
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Re: Power Tongue Jack
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2015, 01:45:35 PM »
I am trying to think how level/unlevel it is where I hook up.  I have only done it.......once it the driveway, once at the campground, and once in the level street when I installed it.  I think I was pretty level when I hooked up each time.  I do remember in the driveway one side going on easy and the other side needed another crank or 2 in order to get the chain on. 

To be totally honest it took me the longest time to understand the concept of how a WDH works.  Finally I had the "aha" moment and understood it.  I think I will need to hook up on unlevel ground and I will have that "aha" moment to understand the benefit of the power jack. 
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Re: Power Tongue Jack
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2015, 04:34:45 PM »
Matt, We've had our hybrid since 2007 & still manually crank it. As a rule of thumb, we just crank it up high to avoid any struggles with the bars. Do we always need to go that high, no, but just do it out of habit.

Most folks I know, though, have bought power jacks, but I don't see one in my future. Even with my rotator injury last year, I had no problems cranking it up with my other arm. I do probably about 80% of the hitching myself & don't mind manually raising & lowering it.
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