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Old 06-20-2015, 11:03 PM   #11
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Found it online for $169 -

Where did you find it for $169? Best I've found is $249. Thanks.
It was on Ebay. $39 shipping, but still cheaper than the big e-retailers. But, right now it's $212 on Amazon, so that's about the same net price considering the free shipping:

http://www.amazon.com/Atwood-81070-W.../dp/B00K8DDAA6
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:32 PM   #12
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It was on Ebay. $39 shipping, but still cheaper than the big e-retailers. But, right now it's $212 on Amazon, so that's about the same net price considering the free shipping:

http://www.amazon.com/Atwood-81070-W.../dp/B00K8DDAA6
Thanks. Don't think I need the 4000 so the 3000 is $170. Etrailer has price match so think I will order from them as they have been great on all previous orders and have free shipping over $99.
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:40 PM   #13
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electric tongue jack

I was on the coast when my shoulder suggested I buy an electric jack. I had Amazon o'nite one to Candle Stick RV park. I installed it the next day after we arrived at the park, but until I got home I just stuck the wire into the 7 pin plug that goes to the trailer battery and held it there while operating the switch. When I got home I put the circuit breaker on the plate between the gas bottles and tied the hot wire into the harness just below the bottles. Works great and my shoulder loves it.
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:56 PM   #14
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I was on the coast when my shoulder suggested I buy an electric jack. I had Amazon o'nite one to Candle Stick RV park. I installed it the next day after we arrived at the park, but until I got home I just stuck the wire into the 7 pin plug that goes to the trailer battery and held it there while operating the switch. When I got home I put the circuit breaker on the plate between the gas bottles and tied the hot wire into the harness just below the bottles. Works great and my shoulder loves it.
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Well there you go. A road ahead for 21 owners.
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:40 AM   #15
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Thanks. Don't think I need the 4000 so the 3000 is $170. Etrailer has price match so think I will order from them as they have been great on all previous orders and have free shipping over $99.
We got the 4000 because it's apparently slightly quieter than the 3000, and it uses a 2 1/4" downtube instead of a 2". You're right about the capacity though - don't need 4K of lifting power.
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So for those of us with a 21 or 17 and the batteries on the rear there appears to be three choices for a post delivery installation of an electric jack.
  1. Run wires from the battery
  2. Connect to the Bargman connector on the tow vehicle
  3. Connect to the Bargman connector on the trailer
I have purchased these connectors in the past from my local auto store for use on an earlier portable solar panel. They are easy to work with, took a bit of figuring as to what pin was for what but made an easy process of connecting solar.

Since you may not always have the tow vehicle adjacent to the trailer for a connection it seems using the connector on the trailer would be easiest. This would allow you to use the connector (similar to what is on your tow), an advantage is this connector has the door seal, it is designed to get exposed to all sorts of elements and could be mounted somewhere on the tongue. Depending on location and cord length it could also be a place to store the power cord when the trailer is parked.
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I am thinking of changing out my Atwood Premier 4000 Power Jack. It fitted very weill next to the storage box and propane cover, but it is too tall. It prevents my SUV rear door from opening and causes a liitle incomvenience when the trailer is hooked up to TV. I would appreciate any suggestions that forum members can offer a good fit tongue jack. I have researched the internet and found a Barker model 30828, but don't not it will fit next to the propane cover and not too high above the propane cover, so the rear car door can be opened. Thanks.

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Old 02-14-2016, 11:51 PM   #18
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I am thinking of changing out my Atwood Premier 4000 Power Jack. It fitted very weill next to the storage box and propane cover, but it is too tall. It prevents my SUV rear door from opening and causes a liitle incomvenience when the trailer is hooked up to TV. I would appreciate any suggestions that forum members can offer a good fit tongue jack. I have researched the internet and found a Barker model 30828, but don't not it will fit next to the propane cover and not too high above the propane cover, so the rear car door can be opened. Thanks.

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Oh that would be a drag... To have the power jack block our SUV tug rear hatch.

May I ask what SUV you have, and did you find a solution?

And.... Perhaps we could have our pending Escape 21' pre-wired for it, but decide when we are there at pick up?

Yes we will keep our current tug many more years. :-)
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I use the Jack E Up which allows removal of the jack and my tailgate to open. with a power jack just install a quick connect. Jack-E-Up
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It took me a bit to figure out that the Jack E Up is not an electric jack, rather a manual jack that you can remove. A nice concept but it still requires manual cranking.
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