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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fit and Compatibility of Husky Centerline TS Weight Distribution System
  • Don't worry, I can help explain how to find the right weight distribution system for you. First thing to know is to choose the right weight distribution it will be based on loaded tongue weight, which is typically between 10-15 percent of the trailer and anything in addition to that loaded behind the rear axle. It's important that you fall within the middle of the loaded tongue weight capacity for best support. Based on your GVW that puts you at anywhere from 387-708lbs. The Husky...
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  • Drop Shank Options for Husky Centerline Weight Distribution System
  • All of the weight distribution systems use the same shank mounting dimensions so other brands of weight distribution shanks can be used with your Husky Centerline TS. If you need just a few more inches of drop the Curt shank part # C17123 would work well. For a bit more of a drop the # C17124 would work well. The largest drop we have is the part # C17125 which probably would be too much for you setup.
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  • Electric Trailer Jack Will Not Go Up or Down
  • The most common cause of a powered jag that won't operate is lack of power from the battery or a weak ground connection. If the battery is low it won't have the amperage to operate the jack though it may still operate the jack light. You can have the battery tested at a local auto parts store for free. Many jacks ground through the mounting hardware so if there is any corrosion in that area then it can cause a weak ground causing the circuit to not be completed at all or not as good...
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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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  • What Above Bed Base Rails Will Fit 2004 Ford F-250 SD With Husky Fifth Wheel
  • Thank you for the diagram, it was very helpful! In the attached picture I have the measurements for both the Reese # RP30035 and the Curt # C16200 universal base rail kits that you referenced. Although universal base rail kits are basically the same, you will see that there is a bit of a difference in the bolt hole center measurements. I have both of the installation instructions attached so you can see the mounting position for the rail closest to the tailgate of your Ford F-250 SD....
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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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  • Replacement Parts For Husky Brute Electric Trailer Jack # HT87247
  • We do carry some of the items you need for your Husky Brute Electric Trailer Jack, part # HT87247. The Replacement Brake Release Handle is part # 87639. The Replacement Brake and Crank Cover, which includes the cover and grommets needed, is part # HT87456. The remote is not available for this jack as a replacement part.
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  • Could Husky Weight Distribution System HT32216 Work on Trailer that Weighs 3,300 to 3,500 lbs
  • If your tongue weight ended up being above 400 lbs and below 600 lbs the Husky Weight Distribution System part # HT32216 would be a great option. If instead it was lower than 400 the Equalizer part # EQ37040ET that you also referenced would be a great option.
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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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  • Troubleshooting Husky Brute Trailer Jack Not Working
  • It sounds like you may have a ground problem on your Husky. The jack is grounded through the mounting hardware so you want to make sure the mounting hardware is making good contact with clean, corrosion-free surface on the trailer. The jack has one wire that is used for the 12V power. If you remove the battery it is attached to, the jack will not function. You may also want to have the battery checked out to make sure it is charged.
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  • Powered Trailer Jack Recommendation to Replace Damaged FIC-3500
  • Sounds like you have an issue with the nut and screw of the inner leg on your trailer jack. Typically this is a sign that it's time to replace the jack as it has an internal problem. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can Spring Bars of Husky CenterLine System be Changed to Upgrade System
  • I spoke to my contact at Husky and he informed me that the spring bars for the CenterLine systems are interchangeable. That means that if you wanted to install the part # HT32329 in your current setup you would have a setup with a tongue weight range of 800-1,200 lbs.
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  • Can a 2016 Chevy Colorado Pull a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The Husky Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches - 4 Bolt # HT31563-686 is not a fit for a small truck like your 2016 Chevy Colorado with 6.5 foot bed. It is possible to install it, but your limited towing capacity won't allow you to pull a 5th wheel trailer of any average size. Your truck is rated for a 3500-7000 lb towing capacity.
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  • Installation Instructions for the Husky Brute Electric Trailer Jack
  • I attached a couple pictures that show the install instructions for the Husky Brute Trailer jack part # HT87247 that you referenced. The link you tried isn't active but the pictures I attached will pull up the same instructions. I also attached a link to an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Compatibility of Reese # RP30845 Elite Series Gooseneck With Above Bed 5th Wheel Mounting Rails
  • The Reese Elite # RP30845 isn't compatible with above the bed 5th wheel rails, it's compatible with under bed rails only. If you have above bed rails, you'd want to use the # HT31368 gooseneck ball you referenced, it will pin to the above bed rails. Reese offers under bed rail systems for may different trucks. If you'd care to reply with the year, make and model of your truck, I'd be happy to recommend an under bed rail system if one is available.
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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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