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Old 05-05-2010, 12:46 PM   #15
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Oh man you guys be nice... poor Ann, here try this:
1000 lb. Swing-Back Trailer Jack
BINGO!!!
it has a name!!!
thanks Donna!!
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:48 PM   #16
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I am thinking that if a wheel is wanted "for easy moving" an electric tonuge jack isn't necessary. If the tounge is heavy enough to need an electric jack you are not going tobe rolling it around.

Just saying...
thanks for saying !!

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Old 05-05-2010, 12:52 PM   #17
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we can lift the tongue & move the sucker by hand
Gotta love Bolers. The big goofy Wheelbarrow.
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:55 PM   #18
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I am thinking that if a wheel is wanted "for easy moving" an electric tonuge jack isn't necessary. If the tounge is heavy enough to need an electric jack you are not going tobe rolling it around.

Just saying...
It just gives the person the best of 2 worlds.
Wheel for easy moving,
and Electric up/down for easy as pie hooking up, and unhooking.

IMO, why crank the heavy weight of the trailer togne, the 2 propane tanks, and batterie ,??(especially when my wife is helping me).??
I back the tow vehicle,she lifts/lowers the jack.

No sweat=no problem.

Just a personal treat ,that I think was worth every penny...imo.
Oh yeah, it also has 2 built in lights on it, so you can see what your doing connecting/disconnecting in the dark also.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:26 PM   #19
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Ulysse What the heck do you have in your trailer that makes it so heavy that you need an electic jack?????? LOL I am and older female :-))) and I have a loaded 16' Scamp with bathroom. I often tow on my own and I have no problem with lifting or lowing the jack by hand. It doesn't take a lot of effort to turn the handle. Just don't ask me to actually move the trailer on the jack wheel more than a inch or two. LOL
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:53 PM   #20
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Ulysse What the heck do you have in your trailer that makes it so heavy that you need an electic jack?????? LOL I am and older female :-))) and I have a loaded 16' Scamp with bathroom. I often tow on my own and I have no problem with lifting or lowing the jack by hand. It doesn't take a lot of effort to turn the handle. Just don't ask me to actually move the trailer on the jack wheel more than a inch or two. LOL
Hey, each their own.
I was in bad need of a new jack,
and that's the decision I made.

I have a bad back,and althou you might think it,s funny,
I think it,s a blessing.
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:31 PM   #21
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I'm with Ulysse on this one. There's a huge difference between needs and wants. But if ya can afford a want... why not! I'm getting real tired of busting my knuckles on the propane tank when cranking the jack. I need an electric jack! (Any excuse will do )
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:57 PM   #22
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I counted the turns on my jack from top to bottom. 200 turns.

When I went to install my WDH I had to move the propane tanks forward,

Oh darn I can't use that jack anymore and only had room for an electric jack.

How's that for an excuse ?

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I'm with Ulysse on this one. There's a huge difference between needs and wants. But if ya can afford a want... why not! I'm getting real tired of busting my knuckles on the propane tank when cranking the jack. I need an electric jack! (Any excuse will do )
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:24 AM   #23
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Hello Ann:
I see you are in Ontario.
I came across this, this morning, and it appears to be exactly what
you are looking for.
It appears to be a good deal.

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-R...QAdIdZ179347679

Good luck with it.
Jake.
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:18 PM   #24
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Ulysse, Donna, you'll love it...we just changed ours out last year, just because....worth every dime. After all why not get the little things to make life easier as you get older? You earned it! We went with a Barker VIP 3000

Inexpensive and Made in the USA!

BONUS: I'm sure it will broaden your resale market if you should ever decide to sell your rig.

http://www.barkermfg.com/
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:14 AM   #25
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Ann,
Are you looking for a motorized (electric) tongue mounted wheel to move your trailer into a tight spot?

If so, this may be what you want: http://www.eztug.com/ It is very helpful in moving our trailer to its parking spot at home, behind the tree, between the shrubs and avoiding the eaves of the garage, into a ridiculously tight spot to conform with zoning requirements .... impossible to back into because of angles, even pushing it with the atv. We usually take the wheel off (easily) when traveling, because the wheel extends out so far, and is cumbersome in tight turns.

Because of where we keep the trailer, and the fact that it took three to four people and thirty minutes to (manually) push it into its little spot at home, and our sore backs later, the ez tug was well worth its initial cost. We wired it to the trailer battery.

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Old 05-16-2010, 07:08 AM   #26
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Thanks everyone!!
I think I'm going with the plain old manual wheel jack thinky that bolts onto the tongue never knew there were so many options
We use our Boler "wheelbarrow" as a tent on wheels so now we'll have one more wheel!!!
I don't need the manual wheel jack thinky but I do want one!!!
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