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  • Best Powered A-Frame Jack Recommendation for Trailers
  • I really like the Husky Brute Jacks like the part # HT87247 as they use ball bearings in the main screw of the jack for a smoother (quicker) operation and because they automatically stop when they reach the bottom or the top of the jack's range. Similar jacks will allow you to over-extend them and damage the threads, but not this one. This jack also has a 4,500 lb lifting capacity so it is more than strong enough for nearly every application. You should note that this figure does not...
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  • Power Source For Electric Trailer Jack
  • The Husky Brute Electric Trailer Jack, part # HT87247 uses a 12 volt system. The jack will perform better by drawing power from a nearby source rather than through the 7-way wiring harness. I would recommend you use a trailer mounted battery if possible.This jack has a 4500 lb weight capacity and has a 25 amp draw on a normal rated load. If you prefer to use your vehicle power, this can be done by splicing into the trailer harness wiring. I have attached a photo that shows the position...
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  • Is Lubricating a Husky Weight Distribution System a Solution for Noise
  • Weight distributions systems use a lot of friction as a way to prevent sway. Because of that they make quite a bit of noise. I wouldn't recommend lubricating anything that's not outlined in the maintenance section of the manual as that might allow sway that the friction was preventing. Lubing the head would be a bad idea that I cannot recommend. The best advice I can give would be to turn up the radio. Also, tight maneuvers with weight distribution systems typically cause the bars...
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  • How to Lower Husky Brute Electric Jack # HT87247 w/ Manual Crank
  • The fact that you're having difficulty doesn't necessarily mean there's a problem with the jack. Before manually operating the jack using the hand crank, the brake needs to be released. If you click the provided link to the video demonstration, and fast forward to the 4 minute mark, you can see how to release the brake. Once that's done, you should be able to manually lower the jack with no problem.
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  • Wheel Chock Recommendation
  • By far the most popular wheel chock we offer with our customers is the Wheel Chock part # MT70073. This chock has way more positive reviews than the other chocks and is at a great price so I would recommend it for you. Two of these would work great. One in front of a wheel and one behind either the same wheel or a different one. These should work in nearly all conditions just as well as any other chock. I attached a review video for you to check out.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 with No Frame Drilling
  • I have a fifth wheel rail kit solution for your 2017 Ford F-250 short bed, but at this time there are no fits from Husky (as of Nov. 1 2016). Instead we have the Reese rail kit part # RP50074-58 which is custom fit for your truck and does not require any drilling into the truck frame. It comes with rails that you would need to use too since we don't recommend mixing rail and bracket manufacturers. This rail kit is compatible with Husky fifth wheel rails.
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  • Differences between Husky Centerline HD and Centerline TS Weight Distribution Systems
  • I checked with our Product Management staff about your question, because at this time we don't offer the Centerline HD systems and I'm not all that familiar with them. I found that the Centerline TS provides moderate sway control with trunnion bars that are torqued to specific tolerances to keep the spring bars in line. It is a complete system that includes spring bars. It has a more basic setup than the HD, it requires less to install, is more user friendly, and is purported to be lighter...
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  • Husky Center Line Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2018 Jayco Jay Flight 242BHSW
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Typically tongue weight is 10-15...
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  • Electric Trailer Jack Recommendation for Gooseneck Horse Trailer with Full Living Quarters
  • In order to equip your horse trailer with a powered jack, I would start off by determining if you can add a powered kit to your current landing gear. These kits, like the Bulldog Powered-Drive Kit, # BD1824200100, are brand and model/capacity specific so I would need to know what landing gear is currently on your trailer in order to see if we have a kit available. My next recommendation would be to take a look at the Ultra-Fab Deluxe Electric Landing Gear Set, # UF17-943010. This is...
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  • Will a 3,500 Pound Capacity Electric Jack Work Well on 7,500 Pound Travel Trailer
  • You can use a 3,500 pound capacity electric A-frame jack for your 7,500 pound travel trailer. The jack capacity does not need to match the weight of the trailer since the jack will not be lifting the weight of the entire trailer, only the trailer's weight at the tongue. Our most popular 3,500 pound A-frame electric jack is the Stromberg Carlson Electric Trailer Jack with 23 inch Lift # JET-3755. I've attached a review video of this jack for you. If you're concerned about the 3,500...
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  • 26K-Rated 5th Wheel Hitch Options for 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty with Factory Prep Package
  • If your 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty with factory 5th wheel prep is a long bed you can used a fixed 5th wheel hitch designed for that factory prep package. The highest-rated 5th wheel we offer for this setup is the 26.5K Reese Elite Series # RP30871. This includes a wiring harness and comes fully-assembled. A review video to illustrate is linked for you. This hitch drops into the factory pucks with no rails needed and it allows you to have a clear bed when you need it. If you prefer the...
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  • Best Electric A-Frame Trailer Jack Recommendation for a 2014 Dutchmen 275BH Travel Trailer
  • In the literature for your new 2014 Dutchmen travel trailer there should be a tongue weight listed. This is the figure you will need to consider when choosing an electric tongue jack. It will increase though when the trailer is loaded so you will need to consider that as well. I looked up your trailer and it looks like the tongue weight is 280 pounds though it isn't clear if that is the dry or loaded tongue weight (likely dry). It also looks like there is limited space between the jack...
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  • Troubleshooting Husky Brute Jack that Wont Manually Operate
  • Here is how Husky recommends you operate their Brute jacks manually. Disconnect the jack from power source otherwise serious injury can occur. Remove access covers on top of the jack. Insert manual crank handle into access hole on top of jack. (This is where I think your issue is) While holding the crank handle firmly insert the brake release handle on the brake lever and pull forward releasing the brake. Once desired height is reached reinstall the brake release handle. I attached...
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  • Availability of Electric Trailer Jack w/ Remote Control
  • The Husky # HT87247 Brute Electric Trailer Jack you referenced is controlled by its Up/Down switch which raises and lowers the jack. It is not wirelessly controlled. Husky DOES offer a jack with a wireless remote, part # HT87641. This jack has the same 4500 lb capacity as the # HT87247. The jack includes 2 key fob remotes for the jack that have a 40 foot unobstructed range.
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  • Shank with More Drop to Tow Trailer Level with Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System
  • The Husky Center Line weight distribution system # HT32218 uses a shank with 3/4 inch diameter holes that are spaced 1-1/4 inches apart on center. You will be able to use a shank with the proper amount of drop even if it is from a different manufacturer. Fastway shank # FA92-02-4214 has a maximum drop of 4 inches compared to the 1-1/4 inch max drop of the Husky shank so it will get you nearly 3 inches lower. For a little more adjustability you can use Reese shank # RP3215 which has...
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  • How to Determine if Truck is Too Tall to Tow 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Most 5th wheel trailer hitches and trailer pin boxes are height adjustable, which can help with taller trucks like yours to tow a 5th wheel trailer. It is recommended to have at least 6 inches of clearance from the top of the bed sides to the bottom of the trailer overhang. Whether or not your truck is too tall will depend on the trailer you are looking to tow, as they will all have at least slightly different height dimensions. I just recommend taking some measurements on the trailers...
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  • 5th Wheel Trailer hitch Installation Kit for a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually 4x4
  • For your 2003 Dodge Ram 3500, you can use a Curt installation kit # C16420-204 which is more cost effective than the Husky kit. You can view current pricing by clicking on the link to the product below. The rails in this kit will accept Curt, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch, Reese, Valley and Husky hitches that fit in above the bed rails. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.
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  • Replacement Parts for the Husky Brute Electric Jack - HB4500R
  • Great news, we have the replacement parts you need. For the access covers you will need # HT87456 and for the switch boot covers you will need # HT87454.
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  • Can Husky Leveling Scissor Jacks, # 70135, be Used to Level a Class C Motor Home
  • According to Husky, the Leveling Scissor Jacks, # 70135, are designed for recreational vehicle leveling only and should not be used for lifting or changing tires. It sounds like you just want to get your RV level so the combined 13,000 pound capacity of each jack (6,500 pounds each) should work well for this application. Husky also states that only the included hand crank should be used to raise/lower the jacks, so I cannot recommend using any power tools to operate them. I went...
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  • Available Covers for 5th Wheel Pin Boxes
  • A 5th wheel pin box can certainly provide nooks and crannies for birds to nest so a cover like # LC301459 from Lippert can help not only keep out pests but also reduce wind drag. Part # LC301459 fits the popular Lippert 1621 pin box, as does the grey cover # LC301460 and the white cover # LC301458. If you have a Lippert 1116 pin box then instead you can use part # LC229779.
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  • Are There Grease Zerk Fittings in the Husky Towing Replacement Head for Round Bar Systems
  • My contact at Husky confirmed that there are not grease zerk fittings on the # HT31516 Husky weight distribution head. Between the two system you referenced, I recommend the Curt Weight Distribution System # C17057. The grease zerk fittings will easily allow for lubrication of the round bars to maintain the system. This weight distribution system will require a hitch ball with a 1-1/4 inch shank, like # 40038. What you've heard about using a heavier-duty system is partially true....
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  • Husky Trailer Jack Stopped Working Even After Replacing Trailer Battery
  • The first thing I would check is the wiring to the jack, Check for corrosion, loose or broken wires. You will want to take a close look at the ground connection too. If there are any wires with nicks in the wires and they are touching bare metal, it can be causing a short. A short could cause the fuse or circuit breaker on the jack to trip and that may be the click you are hearing. If the jack is an older model and it was over extended then it could potentially be damaged. The newer...
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  • Adjusting Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System For More Level Ride And Sway Control
  • The Husky Center Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # HT32218 may not have the bars level with the frame based on the bracket height needed to optimize the ride of your trailer. If you want to add more tension for the big wind and thus increased sway, you can raise those brackets to add more resistance to the trunnion bars. The other adjustment you can make is in the tilt of the hitch head by adding or removing washers. This adjustment...
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  • Troubleshooting Ultra-Fab Powered Trailer Tongue Jack
  • Some powered tongue jacks like the Husky Brute # HT87247 use the mounting flange that bolts to the trailer frame to make the necessary ground connection. Other jacks like the Ultra-Fab # UF38-944014 use a separate ground wire. Either way that clean bare metal-to-bare metal contact is essential for the jack to operate properly. A weak ground may allow the jack to function under some conditions but it is possible that it may not allow full current to reach the motor. Switches certainly...
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  • Powered A-Frame Jack Recommendation for R-Pod Trailer for Installing Weight Distribution
  • For your trailer all of our powered A-frame jacks would fit and work well. I really like the Husky Brute jacks like part # HT87247 because they have bearings in the screw and they just are rock solid at a great price. You really can't beat this jack. This is our most popular option for a good reason.
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  • Dimensions of the Husky Brute Electric Trailer Jack # HT87247
  • The specifications section of the product description for the Husky Brute electric trailer jack # HT87247 indicates that the drop leg travels 6 inches. This refers to the lowermost portion of the jack that is connected to the foot plate. In the product photos you cannot see the fully extended length of 6 inches because this is recessed inside the outer tube of the jack. I have included a photo showing this measurement. The Husky Brute trailer jack uses a ball-bearing screw system to...
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  • Powred Jack Recommendation to Replace Non-Powered Jack
  • You are going to have to remove your current A-frame jack and replace it with one that does have a motor as there isn't a way to add motors to jacks that don't currently have them. My favorite powered jack to recommend is the Husky Jack part # HT87247 as it has bearings in the screw which allow it to operate quicker and smoother. It also shuts off automatically before topping or bottoming out. Other jacks will allow you to go too far with the jack but in doing so you damage the threads...
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  • Adjusting Head Of Husky Center Line Weight Distribution Hitch To Level Spring Bars
  • It sounds like you may need to adjust the angle of the head on your Husky Center Line Weight Distribution Hitch, part # HT32218. You might try removing a couple of washers in the head so that the bars are a little closer to the brackets. I have attached a drawing that shows where the washers are located.
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  • Recommended Powered A-Frame Jack for Camper Trailer
  • My favorite powered jack to recommend is the Husky Jack part # HT87641 as it has bearings in the screw which allow it to operate quicker and smoother. It also shuts off automatically before topping or bottoming out. Other jacks will allow you to go too far with the jack but in doing so you damage the threads of the screw.
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  • Husky Scissor Jack # 76862 Install Options
  • I looked up instructions for the Husky Leveling Scissor Jack # 76862 and found that they only recommend you use two of the self tapping screws per jack when you are installing this product onto a trailer. There are reasons for the extra bolts and extra slots on the jack. The extra bolts are in case you damage the self tapping screws as they can sometimes damage easily. The extra slots are so you have extra flexibility on where you plan to install the hitch to your trailer. Another...
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