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Lazy M
Posted 2017-07-21 10:13 PM (#170310)
Subject: Trailer Jack Replacement


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 Hi,
I have just pruchased a "new" to me 2002 Elite, 2 horse, 20' on floor with full living quarters.   This trailer has a manual 2 speed jack which only works on the high side.    Cranks really heavy, I have been told that jacks only last about 10 years and I wonder if it needs replaced as it seems to not working right.   So going off of that,  I feel like I should have a new jack put on.   I was thinking of getting an electric one, the hydraulic ones are just too much money, but I have been told that the electric one won't hold up and that I would be wasting my money,  Is this true?      Am I better off just getting another 2 stage jack?   Trailer has one battery, is one battery going to be sufficient to run the electric jack?  Trailer weighs 8,300 lbs empty.
Thanks
Joan

 
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RTSmith
Posted 2017-07-22 7:58 AM (#170311 - in reply to #170310)
Subject: RE: Trailer Jack Replacement


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Yes- 1 battery is generally just fine. And yes- the electric motor on a crank jack works fine and for a long time, just a touch slower than a hydraulic.
But- the electric motor that goes on a 2sp has to have the jack locked in low, then the motor is fitted. So there's no point to replace the 2sp and then put the motor on- just install the hydraulic. Probably same price in the end, and you'll be happy. 
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PaulChristenson
Posted 2017-07-23 12:12 AM (#170317 - in reply to #170310)
Subject: RE: Trailer Jack Replacement


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Lazy M - 2017-07-22 1:13 AM  Hi,

I have just pruchased a "new" to me 2002 Elite, 2 horse, 20' on floor with full living quarters.   This trailer has a manual 2 speed jack which only works on the high side.    Cranks really heavy, I have been told that jacks only last about 10 years and I wonder if it needs replaced as it seems to not working right.   So going off of that,  I feel like I should have a new jack put on.   I was thinking of getting an electric one, the hydraulic ones are just too much money, but I have been told that the electric one won't hold up and that I would be wasting my money,  Is this true?      Am I better off just getting another 2 stage jack?   Trailer has one battery, is one battery going to be sufficient to run the electric jack?  Trailer weighs 8,300 lbs empty.

Thanks

Joan


 

 Well, If you don't grease it that is probably true...

If your jack is a Bulldog...here is the video on replacing the gears...:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHcbEWyVzOc
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