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#1 RichC

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 07:15 PM

OK ! I'm old. Cranking the tongue up to remove the tow vehicle and down to level the Casita and then up and down again to re-attach the tow vehicle is getting old too. I am considing buying an electric jack and having it installed. Do any members have experience with eletric tongue jacks? I'd sure like to know which brands of jacks are good for Casitas and which are maybe not so good. Also how was the installation done and were you satisfied? How much does it cost? The XXX brand jack and the YYY installation.???

#2 Dennis The Menace

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 09:04 PM

OK ! I'm old. Cranking the tongue up to remove the tow vehicle and down to level the Casita and then up and down again to re-attach the tow vehicle is getting old too. I am considing buying an electric jack and having it installed. Do any members have experience with eletric tongue jacks? I'd sure like to know which brands of jacks are good for Casitas and which are maybe not so good. Also how was the installation done and were you satisfied? How much does it cost? The XXX brand jack and the YYY installation.???



RichC,
I thought it was a waste of money and would never bother to get it.
So we are at the factory in Rice and there it is in front of me.Harold says try it. I try it and wow I like it a lot.
All installed and permantly wired. 3,000 lb lift. I should last a long time as it wont be straining at all.
Wife says with your bad back you dont need to be cranking up a heavy trailer.Get it she says.
She's smart,I got it included in our option list. I priced that unit later at home and I couldn't buy it for what they charged.234.00.installed.
Its kind of like having power windows in your car for the first time and thinking about the laborous window cranks in your old one.
Dennis

Now someone jump in and tell RichC what brand to get ,etc.

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#3 ArizonaEileen

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 10:55 PM

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#4 vermilye

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 07:22 AM

I have one on a 17' Escape - It makes using a weight distribution hitch much easier.

#5 hardyandjudy

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 06:04 PM

I took a look at that casitaforum posting mentioned above. It mentioned an electric jack from Harbor Freight, item#69899, $139.99.  I went down to my local store this afternoon, found one, and had it bolted on a couple of hours later. I poked the wire through the hole where the umbilical cord enters the casita and am now waiting for daylight to make the splice in the Casita's closet. There is a strain relief on the outside that can be loosened with two screws, and a gob of sealant in the closet on the other side. I used a stiff wire to poke a hole through the sealant and pulled the jack's power wire through.

Hitching up and unhitching may still not be much fun but it should be a bit easier!


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#6 trainman

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:31 AM

I took a look at that casitaforum posting mentioned above. It mentioned an electric jack from Harbor Freight, item#69899, $139.99.  I went down to my local store this afternoon, found one, and had it bolted on a couple of hours later. I poked the wire through the hole where the umbilical cord enters the casita and am now waiting for daylight to make the splice in the Casita's closet. There is a strain relief on the outside that can be loosened with two screws, and a gob of sealant in the closet on the other side. I used a stiff wire to poke a hole through the sealant and pulled the jack's power wire through.

Hitching up and unhitching may still not be much fun but it should be a bit easier!

I got a sale brochure from Harbor Freight yesterday and that jack is on sale for $99.00. Sometimes sales are just local, so you would have to check in your area.

 

trainman