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Lippert Electric Trailer Jack with Footplate - A-Frame - 18" Lift - 3,500 lbs - Black

Lippert Electric Trailer Jack with Footplate - A-Frame - 18" Lift - 3,500 lbs - Black

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Powered A-frame jack has 2 toggle switches for operation. Jack has a retracted height of 10-3/4", an extended height of 28-3/4", and 18" of travel. Extends 6" in 41 seconds with 1,000 lbs of tongue weight. Call 800-298-1624 to order Lippert camper jacks part number LC285318 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Lippert products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Lippert Electric Trailer Jack with Footplate - A-Frame - 18" Lift - 3,500 lbs - Black. Camper Jacks reviews from real customers.
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Lippert Camper Jacks - LC285318

  • A-Frame Jack
  • 3001 - 4000 lbs
  • Electric Jack
  • Bolt-On
  • Lippert
  • 1 Jack

Powered A-frame jack has 2 toggle switches for operation. Jack has a retracted height of 10-3/4", an extended height of 28-3/4", and 18" of travel. Extends 6" in 41 seconds with 1,000 lbs of tongue weight.


  • Electric jack lets you raise and lower your A-frame trailer quickly and easily
  • 2 Toggle switches on the front of the housing let you operate the jack
    • On/off switch controls the light
    • Extend/retract switch controls up and down movement
  • Helical-cut gears with angled teeth gradually mesh for quiet, efficient operation
  • LED light illuminates at a downward angle to help you focus on your coupler
  • Emergency crank (included) allows you to manually operate jack if needed
  • Heavy-gauge steel construction ensures durability and strength
  • Black powder coat finish resists rust and corrosion
  • Durable, textured-housing prevents chips and cracks
  • Easy bolt-on installation
    • Wires to 12-volt power source


  • Bracket height:
    • Retracted: 10-3/4"
    • Extended: 28-3/4"
  • Lift: 18"
  • Travel speed (w/ 1,000-lb tongue weight):
    • Extends 6" in 41 seconds
    • Retracts 6" in 40 seconds
  • Outer tube diameter: 2-1/4"
  • Inner tube diameter: 2"
  • Footplate diameter: 5-1/2"
  • Motor voltage: 12 volts
    • Power consumption: 30 amps
  • Lift capacity: 3,500 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty

This jack will take the work out of lifting and lowering your trailer. The 30-amp motor ensures trouble-free operation and consistent power with the flip of a switch - no need for a crank. It also has helical-cut gears, which have angled teeth that mesh together clearly. This allows for quieter, more efficient operation than a jack that uses a standard Acme screw.

To ensure great performance even at night, this jack also comes with a front-facing light that houses 3 LEDs. The light is directed at a downward angle allowing for easy deployment and retraction of the jack in low-light settings. The unit also comes with a manual crank handle in case you lose power.

This jack can be bolted or welded onto your A-frame coupler, or it can sit in a brace behind the coupler. As with other Lippert jacks, it is constructed of powder coated steel to ensure that it will resist rust and corrosion and hold up well to the elements. The housing on the jack protects the internal components, and it has a durable, UV-resistant coating that resists chips, cracks, and fading.

You always want to be sure when purchasing a tongue jack that the jack capacity at least matches your trailer's tongue weight (TW). Your trailer's TW should be around 10 percent to 15 percent of your gross trailer weight (GTW), which is the weight of your trailer when it's fully loaded. So if you have a 5,000-lb trailer you would want a jack that can support at least 500 lbs to 750 lbs.

How to Determine the Lift Capacity You Need in a Jack

A trailer jack is designed to lift the tongue of your trailer so you can connect the trailer coupler to your hitch ball. To do this, you'll need a jack with a lift capacity high enough to handle your trailer's tongue weight.

Tongue weight is the amount of weight that your trailer applies to the back of your tow vehicle. Typically, your tongue weight should be 10-15% of your total trailer weight (trailer + cargo). In other words, a 10,000-lb trailer would have a tongue weight between 1,000 lbs and 1,500 lbs. For a trailer this size, you would need a jack with a lift capacity of at least 1,500 lbs.

It's okay to have a jack with a weight rating that is higher than your trailer's tongue weight. In fact, a jack with a higher lift capacity should operate more efficiently, allowing you to spend less time cranking and more time camping.

Trailer and Camper Jack Lift

Every jack offers a certain amount of lift or travel. Screw travel is the distance the jack extends when you crank it (or toggle it to "extend" on an electric model). Some jacks include a drop leg for extra adjustability. On these jacks, you'll see the maximum extension of the drop leg listed in the specs as well. Adding the screw travel and drop leg travel together will give you the total lift. The total lift listed above can help you determine how high this jack will be able to raise your trailer.

285318 Lippert Components (LCI) Power Tongue Jack - A-Frame - 18" Lift - 3,500 lbs - Black

Installation Details LC285318 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Lippert Electric Trailer Jack with Footplate - A-Frame - 18" Lift - 3,500 lbs - Black - LC285318

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (133 Customer Reviews)

Powered A-frame jack has 2 toggle switches for operation. Jack has a retracted height of 10-3/4", an extended height of 28-3/4", and 18" of travel. Extends 6" in 41 seconds with 1,000 lbs of tongue weight.

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The bolt pattern matched my trailer so it was very easy. No skill needed. I soldered a connection on and hooked it directly into the battery. I had to drill a hole for my foot extension. So far so good. 23 foot travel trailer.

I wish I would have purchased it the same day I purchased the trailer. It’s super!!!
Roy - 06/14/2020

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Love it! No more hand cranking. Installation was a breeze. The trailer tongue has nut plates so it was a easy swap. No extra wrench to loosen the bolts. I just crimped on a connecter on the end of the power wire, ran the wire through the factory clamps of the camper and put it on the positive side of the battery. Done! I kind of wish it had a slow and fast speed but no biggie. I really like the LED light on the front with its own switch. It adds to the “wow” factor. Thanks again etrailer! I never shop anywhere else.

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While I researched the large selection of trailer jacks on etrailer before making my purchase, what I tended to see (by a LARGE margin) at RV campgrounds was this product. So I bought it....quick shipping and super easy installation...in time for our latest camping adventure. It worked flawlessly on our Minnie and was a nice change from having to manually lift and lower my RV off/on my truck tow ball. I really liked the gearing as it was the perfect operating speed for me.

The jack continues to work flawlessly. the only thing I see to improve on is a slower full stop when retracting the jack and not the awful noise it makes when it hits its upper limit.
Carl - 10/30/2020

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Easy 30min install, hardest part was securing wires with zip ties.electric trailer jack worked as expected.Great upgrade to my 2006 gulfstream trailer.

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Replaced a currently installed LC285318 that I damaged through stupidity. Thankfully, it was very easy to install and I appreciated the [online] videos on the website.

Bruce A - 04/19/2021

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First of all , My compliments to the shipping department. I was actually impressed the way that the trailer jack factory package was secured in the etrailer outer shipping box. Since I was basically just replacing a old jack that I damaged with a new one, the installation was easy. All works great, exceeds my expectations .

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Bought this to replace a four year old jack. It's worked flawlessly for a year now. I would buy another if it was necessary.

Working like new after a year of use.
John S - 07/19/2021

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I purchased a used trailer that came with a cheap "Made in China" copy of the Lippert 3500 lb electric jack which the dealer had installed. It currently retails for $70.00. It failed after 3 years (trailer only 3 years old). So I bought the "real" deal this time. I had read previous views that said the Lippert 3500 was noisy. Mine barely makes a whisper and compared with my previous jack it doesn't make any noise at all. Etrailer even matched a competitor's low price. I couldn't be happier. Installed it yesterday and it moves up and down with ease. I'd give it and Etrailer 10 stars if I could.

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Works great. A little slow but beats cranking up a heavy trailer anyday!

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My electric tongue jack arrived in two days, was easy to install and makes hitching an unhitching so much easier.

I’ve not had any problems in a year of constant use. This was a great purchase.
NK - 06/01/2019

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Happy with etrailer transaction as always. Disappointed with Lippert jacks as they do not hold up very well, but very aware that does not reflect on etrailer! Thanks for the service!

This does have a 1-year warranty. Please call Lippert for more details: 574-537-8900
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 09/22/2021

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Within an hour after receiving the Jack I had it installed and wired up , it’s a very easy installation , and it’s going to be a great timesaver

It’s working just like the day I install it just fine
Charles - 06/29/2019

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Excellent product; better than I expected. Easy to assemble/put together.

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Your sight is great products are as Advertised shipping was fast good job thanks

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One year of camping. Probably 20 or so out and backs. No issues at all with this jack. Easy mounting. Would recommend.

No issues using this jack at all
Tim G - 10/09/2020

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Easy install. Bolts screw in but I wish it also came with nuts…just for that little added security (peace of mind).

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Fit perfectly easy to install. I used it on my 2013 keystone sprinter travel trailer.

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Well, thanks for following up with me. I haven't installed the jack yet but will in a few days. I have noticed that the instruction sheet is not very helpful especially when you need to know the gauge of wire to that you can buy the right connector. It look so be 8-10 gauge. Also, in my set up, the length of wire provided is too short. So am going to have to splice a and additional piece in to reach my junction box. Do you have any suggestions on the best way to do that? It will be an easy install my problem is that I have removed the batteries for winter storage and the only way I can test the unit once installed is by hooking up the electricity. Hard to do when your RV in covered for the winter. I am waiting for a warmer day to do that. Anyway, thought that you would to know. Only a 3 for now but I would expect to change that to 5 once I have the wiring situation figured out. I'll let you know.

Thank you for your review. Typically the powered jacks are wired straight to the battery but wiring it to the junction box will work. You would need a 10 gauge wire such as part # 10-1-1
10 Gauge Primary Wire - Blue - per Foot
and heat shrink butt connectors such as part # DW05745-10
Deka Heat Shrink Butt Connector - 12-10 Gauge - Nylon Insulation - Yellow - Qty 10
. I am not sure what connections you have on your junction box but we do have ring terminals you could use. Such as part # 44-5310A
Ring Terminal - 12-10 Gauge Wire - 3/16" Ring ID
or part # DW05705-1
Ring Terminal - 12-10 Gauge Wire - 3/8" Ring ID
. I hope this helps.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 01/26/2018

The product worked as advertised and I am completely satisfied with it. Winter is harsh here in Utah so we will see how it goes when we pull out the trailer and start camping again. I do not expect that we will have issues but if we do I will let you know.
Paul S - 01/25/2019

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It will be a while before I can install. Winter storm coming. The order was filled in a timely manner and I relied on the company from a previous order for a brake controller/cable to fit my Jeep Grand Cherokee. The factory packaging however, was insufficient to restrain and prevent the triangular mounting flange on the lower end from punching through the cardboard packaging. The result was minor scratching and removal of paint on a corner tip of the flange. There was no evidence of anything in the package to restrain the lower end from traveling vertically up and down toward the area where it punched through. So..I'd blame it on Lippert for insufficient product package restraints.

The Jack initially worked fine with the exception of the LED light. I reported my trouble shooting information to etrailer pinpointing the LED board. You were able to have a new board sent to me for replacement and everything worked well all summer after the replacement. The technical guidance you provided on how to open and access the case was first rate, but in this case, I needed to buy a longer screwdriver for the deeply recessed screws.
Craig - 03/22/2019

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This jack was easy to install. It was all the same measurements as the one I replaced. The service, ordering, and delivery were all great.

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Works awesome and is quiet. Very easy to install, included new hardware.

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Whole process was simple and easy. Installed with ease and worked perfectly. Thank you.

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Great jack, works every time flawless. Very easy to install with simple hand tools.

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Product was an exact replacement for old jack that got damaged. Easy installation, took 15-30mins

It is still working great
CJ T - 08/31/2020

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well I have taken numerous camping trips with this jack and so far I am very pleased. one note is that if you don't have a dedicated ground wire you will need to make one on the camper or the jack will not operate. I figured that out right off the bat. It does move fairly slow, but hey I guess you don't want it moving too fast or you could over shoot your limits that can make the jack blow the 30 amp fuse. Yes I would highly recommend this jack. I have noticed that this jack is installed on a lot of brand new campers at the factory, so it must be a good jack. Highly recommend!!!

Very well! After numerous camping trips the jack has performed flawlessly!
Terry - 05/08/2019

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