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Old 10-13-2014, 01:44 PM   #1
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Electric Jack Model?

Hello,

I am contemplating installing an electric jack on my Escape 21' and I am concerned about space requirements given the placement of my propane tanks. The front surface of the propane tank cover seems to leave only a half inch or so behind the manual crank handle housing. I suspect the motor housing on an electric will need more space than that. So, my questions: Does anyone out there have a 21 with a front storage box and an electric jack? If you do, what make and model jack do you have?

Thanks much!

Fletch
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:27 PM   #2
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Hello,

I am contemplating installing an electric jack on my Escape 21' and I am concerned about space requirements given the placement of my propane tanks. The front surface of the propane tank cover seems to leave only a half inch or so behind the manual crank handle housing. I suspect the motor housing on an electric will need more space than that. So, my questions: Does anyone out there have a 21 with a front storage box and an electric jack? If you do, what make and model jack do you have?

Thanks much!

Fletch
The motor housing on the electric jack that ETI used to list as an option is at the top of the jack, and doesn't interfere with the propane tank cover. I don't recall the brand but most have similar dimensions.

PS-- I believe its this one from Atwood:

http://www.atwoodmobile.com/chassis-...ower-jacks.asp
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It is a Atwood model , i had one on our 19 and have one ordered for the 21. It does mean you have to remove the propane cover to open the storage box lid
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It is a Atwood model , i had one on our 19 and have one ordered for the 21. It does mean you have to remove the propane cover to open the storage box lid
Not with mine. I have an Atwood 3500 lb electric jack, white enclosure, and it does not interfere with my propane cover or box lid. I open the box lid with my propane cover on with no problem.

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Not with mine. I have an Atwood 3500 lb electric jack, white enclosure, and it does not interfere with my propane cover or box lid. I open the box lid with my propane cover on with no problem.
Nice jack! How did you pick the 3,500? It must make lifting very easy
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Nice jack! How did you pick the 3,500? It must make lifting very easy
YES! Yes!
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My buddy has an electric jack. Five minutes of that is more annoying than an hour of Honda genset. :
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Literally 5 minutes?! I would guess a 3500 is faster .... ??
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I'm talking up, release the WDH bars, down, unhook, up, move the vehicle, up or down to level.
Don't know what model he has, but he doesn't like to arrive at a campsite late, or leave early.
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I agree that the noise is horrendous but Terry is thrilled that he doesn't have to crank. And we do need to adjust the propane cover in order to open the storage box.
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