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Old 04-15-2016, 06:11 PM   #1
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power jack & storage box need to remove cover?

will I have to remove my propane tank cover to access my storage box if I get the power tongue jack? like the poster said. "I will have both regardless"..... but has anyone encountered this minor annoyance. never did like pulling off that cover on my last TT.
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:26 PM   #2
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No, the storage box and propane are both accessible separately. The power jack should not interfere with either....
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:41 AM   #4
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DSC_1007.jpgGood morning.
We picked up our Escape last year, but we did not get the power jack. After a couple of trips I wished that I had gotten one. So I shopped around and found an Attwood 2500 at Woody's here in Edmonton, for $250 new.
Installed it in about a half hour, and I think that it works great. The storage lid opens, I don't have to remove the propane tank cover at all, and the Attwood fits perfectly in front of them both. I'm pretty sure some power jacks have larger heads, so they may not fit as well as this one does? There are taller jacks too, that probably would not interfere with the propane tank cover.
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The Atwood 4000 works ok too. No removing the tank cover to open the storage box.


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me and Wendy greatly appreciate ya'lls help. our build sheet is due in Sept. so I really need to do my homework. have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-16-2016, 02:57 PM   #7
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Installed it in about a half hour, and I think that it works great..
I am considering the same. How did you wire it, to the tow vehicle? What is involved in that?
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:09 PM   #8
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wiring

I wired it to the trailer batteries. The trailer battery wires are live at the hitch. There are lots of times that I want to raise and lower the trailer, and not have it connected to the truck. Cranking by hand is easy enough, but much easier and quicker, with the electric. The price of Escape's option is very reasonable. I should have just got them to install it, but I sat on the fence and then finally decided not to when we put our build sheet in. On the other hand, with shopping for it and installation time, it gave me something to do for a few hours.
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that's how my last TT was also. just strait to the battery.
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:22 PM   #10
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Well, I got the power jack from ETI, and with the propane cover in place I can't open the storage box lid. I believe it's a very small difference of exactly where the propane bottom shelf is mounted to the tongue that makes that impact. I'm not about to try to move the tanks, and I've entertained thoughts of making a small cut out on the propane cover, but until then I simply bought a $20 naugahyde cover, which does the job. It won't last as long as the hard plastic cover, but then it was only $20.
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