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Old 06-12-2016, 01:51 PM   #61
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Another option - the original owners of our EggCamper welded a plate further back on the tongue to mount the power jack on so neither the tailgate of a pickup nor the hatch of an SUV would hit it (see photo, I hope). Dale
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Old 06-12-2016, 02:00 PM   #62
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Dale,
I too had an EggCamper but the Escape already has the front box, propane tanks and the jack, no room for switching.
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Old 06-12-2016, 02:01 PM   #63
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Another option - the original owners of our EggCamper welded a plate further back on the tongue to mount the power jack on so neither the tailgate of a pickup nor the hatch of an SUV would hit it (see photo, I hope). Dale
Dale,
The ETI website pics of the 21 show the manual jack butts up to the dual propane tanks so they would have to be moved and the storage box is in the way. That may not work.
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A power jack could be installed in the storage box, as long as you can get to it (even awkwardly) with a hand crank in case of motor failure. The 5.0 and 5.0TA use a pair of these power jacks as landing gear, installed inside the trailer body.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:27 PM   #65
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A power jack could be installed in the storage box, as long as you can get to it (even awkwardly) with a hand crank in case of motor failure. The 5.0 and 5.0TA use a pair of these power jacks as landing gear, installed inside the trailer body.
My thoughts, exactly. And then you can call it a "stealth jack" and patent it. And if the "hidden-inside-the-storage-box" stealth jack ever fails, you can always just use any other type of jack (tow vehicle jack with blocks, high-lift jack, etc.) temporarily until you get a chance to get it fixed. Or just forget it and accept there may be an occasional dent in the tailgate if it slips out of your hands....
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I went through this whole thread, and realized that in addition to the three choices above, plus Jack's tapping into the breakaway switch source, you can go the trailer end of the umbilical cable. It is at the front of the trailer (exact position depending on model), and is apparently enclosed in a common electrical box.
This is the solution for an easy 12V power source for a 21, or a 19, for that matter. Dennis (Forum member "denjess") consulted ETI, and they told him to look under the driver side arm of the tongue, about 3 feet back from the yoke. Locate a 3"X5" plastic box with plastic conduit running to it. Remove the cover and find 6-7 screws, each with wires leading to them. Each screw tip is painted a different color. Locate the BLACK painted screw. It has a RED (+) wire leading to it. Remove the nut and add the 10 ga. wire as described in Robert's original post. WAH-LAH!

Dennis (denjess) did his 19 and this past Friday, I did our 21. We both have basic skills and found this an easy installation, just as Robert suggests.

Thanks Dennis and Robert!
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