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Old 06-17-2006, 07:03 PM   #15
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Just for info`s sake, the Reese jack on my 17' Boler retracts flush with the bottom of my trailer tongue and has 19" of travel down from there....if need be, and I always use it anyway, I put a piece of 2x6 board as a pad under the jack so it doesn`t sink into the campground base as I don`t have a pad welded onto the bottom of my jack and more pads like this could be added if needed.....for sure mine won`t scrape the pavement when it`s travelling in the up position........Benny
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:23 PM   #16
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I just ordered an Electric Power Tongue Jack today. It's the ULTRA 3500 and the price was $219.95 plus $20 shipping. I did a lot of research and decided that this was probably the best bang for my buck. I ordered it from Bluegrass Trailer Sales in Kentucky and found this unit on Ebay.

With the WD Hitch that I have and the heavier trailer, I decided that the 3500 lb unit was the best thing to do. It also has an adjustable foot that should help a lot since my trailer has the high lift axle. We'll see!

Here's a picture of the unit. BTW, the ULTRA is the brand that Camping World carries (for a lot more money, too)

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Old 06-22-2006, 07:14 AM   #17
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Let us know how the mounting to the tongue work goes Keith

Here's a tip I've been given about these things...the housing is plastic and effected by UV rays. Make (or buy) some sort of cover for the "head" when the trailer is parked and this unit will last a lifetime. If you don't keep it covered, the "head" will start cracking in a year or two...
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:23 AM   #18
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Let us know how the mounting to the tongue work goes Keith

Here's a tip I've been given about these things...the housing is plastic and effected by UV rays. Make (or buy) some sort of cover for the "head" when the trailer is parked and this unit will last a lifetime. If you don't keep it covered, the "head" will start cracking in a year or two...

Thanks, Donna, for the tip. I've wondered about that and, in fact, some of the units have a metal Head so that wouldn't be a problem. I can't remember if this one does or not but I'll find out in a couple of days. But, if it's plastic, that sure would be a good idea.

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Old 06-22-2006, 06:28 PM   #19
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I ran into these today--no experience with them.

http://www.barkermfg.com/product_pag...wer_jacks.html
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