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Old 10-14-2014, 09:55 AM   #21
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I've camped in an all molded towable for a number of years in all kinds of campgrounds. I've heard slides moving in/out, jacks going up and down, etc., etc., etc., To ME, none of that is as annoying as someone who owns a barking dog and doesn't do anything about it. YMMV.

So see... it's about what you think is noisy.
I agree with Donna about barking dogs. Another annoying noise (that we are usually lucky to avoid by traveling mostly during months when school is in session) can be kids yelling and screaming all day and evening as if there are no other people around. For some reason, some parents seems to think that campgrounds are the same as playgrounds in terms of how they ask their kids to behave.

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Old 10-14-2014, 09:02 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the replies...especially those that also included information about electric jack models! It looks like I'm headed toward an Atwood model that is probably way overkill but should do the trick nicely at a fair price and no shipping charges from etrailer.com.

I'll try to keep use in campgrounds to a minimum, especially if I begin to hear dogs barking, neighbors mumbling, or answers delivered in signals sent in morse code by way of generators being switched on and off ...

Thanks again!
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:43 PM   #23
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Jacks & Dogs: love the electric jack, however we cannot lift our tailgate unless perfectly square to trailer. Dogs: have one, doesn't bark, except for the UPS guy. Not FedEx or USPS- go figure. Call Animal Control at home and Camp Host when there. Letting it go just empowers or continues the ignorance of the problem.
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:14 PM   #24
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Thanks for all the replies...especially those that also included information about electric jack models! It looks like I'm headed toward an Atwood model that is probably way overkill but should do the trick nicely at a fair price and no shipping charges from etrailer.com.

I'll try to keep use in campgrounds to a minimum, especially if I begin to hear dogs barking, neighbors mumbling, or answers delivered in signals sent in morse code by way of generators being switched on and off ...

Thanks again!
Fletch
I put an Atwood "shortie" jack on my 21 and it clears my lowered Taco tailgate by a full 1/4 inch!
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:41 AM   #25
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:53 PM   #26
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Where to Connect Power?

I purchased an Atwood electric jack and it looks like the mechanical installation will be a breeze. However, the power wire for the jack appears to be 8 or 10 gauge wire and the installation instructions say to connect it directly to the battery. This will not be easy on my 21 as the batteries are located inside at the rear of the trailer.

Anyone out there install an electric jack on a 21? If so, where did you connect to power? I know there is a junction box with the 7 way plug connected to power in the storage are under the bed. Can I splice into that 12volt power source without harming anything?

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Old 11-08-2014, 10:18 PM   #27
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I purchased an Atwood electric jack and it looks like the mechanical installation will be a breeze. However, the power wire for the jack appears to be 8 or 10 gauge wire and the installation instructions say to connect it directly to the battery. This will not be easy on my 21 as the batteries are located inside at the rear of the trailer.

Anyone out there install an electric jack on a 21? If so, where did you connect to power? I know there is a junction box with the 7 way plug connected to power in the storage are under the bed. Can I splice into that 12volt power source without harming anything?

Thanks in advance!

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I believe that is where the electric jack on my 21 is connected; ETI installed that.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:50 AM   #28
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Electric jack

I mounted the circuit breaker under a cover between the gas bottles so it was also protected by the bottle cover and then spliced into the heavy lead that plugs into the TV. One wire in the cable is about #8 or 10 and is hot all of the time, must go to the battery in the trailer. Works fine for the 4500# jack and saves my shoulder as I use the jack to lift the jeep after connecting to ensure I am attached and to help connect the Anderson hitch. I should have put the jack on much earlier.
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Old 01-09-2016, 07:45 PM   #29
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as a heads up for people shopping:

amazon has the Jack Quick 3500B for US$122 or C$125, which is the lowest I have seen it.


looks like only one Escaper has this model?
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