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Old 02-23-2015, 08:42 PM   #31
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:11 AM   #32
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I wonder if eti shud expand their options list.

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Old 02-24-2015, 11:41 AM   #33
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I have the Andersen hitch so to hook up: raise the trailer, back up to align the ball with the coupler, lower the trailer and close the coupler, raise the trailer and TV with the jack, attach the anti-sway chains, lower the trailer. That's a lot of crankin' and I'd get mighty cranky doin' it by hand. IMO get the power crank.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:25 PM   #34
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I find with our 19, the stock jack very easily raises and lowers the tongue.

How fast are the electric jacks Escape supplies, as the only one I have seen is on a friends trailer, and man is it ever slow compared to hand cranking.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:41 PM   #35
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I find with our 19, the stock jack very easily raises and lowers the tongue.

How fast are the electric jacks Escape supplies, as the only one I have seen is on a friends trailer, and man is it ever slow compared to hand cranking.
An electric jack is on our debate list, but I have heard that some of them are quite noisy, Packing up early in the morning might sour good neighbor relations from the night before. Loren
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:48 PM   #36
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Similar to those impact wrenches used to retract the stabilizer, sounds like a jackhammer is tapping on your trailer. Makes it hard to slip away unnoticed...
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:58 PM   #37
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:07 PM   #38
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Never thought of the noise, that would be quite a bother.

I almost bought one at Princess Auto for $100, regular $250, but gave my head a shake. Why fix it, if it ain't broke.
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:01 PM   #39
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The electric jack on our 21 is much less noisy than the one that was on our 19, they look the same but not sure if its a different model or not. I find it seems quick enough, certianly at least as fast as a manual one and maybe even a bit faster. this seems quite smooth.
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:35 PM   #40
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I find with our 19, the stock jack very easily raises and lowers the tongue.

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Because I have a long-term back injury, one of the first things I did when we visited ETI was try out the hand-crank jacks on the demo trailers there. Result: as Jim stated, it very easily raises and lowers the tongue. So, we did not add the electric jack to our build list.
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