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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Comparison of Husky Center Line TS Husky Center Line HD and Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution Systems
  • The Husky Center Line TS is a great weight distribution system at a good price point. It has built-in sway control using steel on steel friction. We offer four complete Husky Center Line TS systems: # HT32218 for 1,200 pounds tongue weight # HT32217 for 800 pounds tongue weight # HT32216 for 600 pounds tongue weight with a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball # HT32215 for 600 pounds tongue weight with a 2 inch hitch ball The Center Line HD is more effective at sway control because it has...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System With Highly Effective Sway Control Capabilities
  • A weight distribution system isn't a one size fits all proposition. W/D systems are available with spring bars of various capacities, you'll want to choose the system based on the fully loaded tongue weight of your trailer. To choose a weight distribution system, you'll need to first determine the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. To that figure, add the weight of any gear stowed in the cargo area your Grand Cherokee behind the rear axle. I've linked to an...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What is the Correct Weight Distribution System to Use With a Empty Tongue Weight of 1270 Lbs
  • If your travel trailer will have a unloaded tongue weight of 1270 lbs, then the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System, # HT32218 will be too small for your application. When choosing a weight distribution system it is best to have your total tongue weight (the loaded and ready tow tongue weight) fall in between the tongue weight range that the weight distribution system is rated. Total tongue weight will also include any cargo that you will have loaded in your vehicle that is located...
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  • Husky Weight Distribution System Needing 5 Inches of Adjustment at Shank
  • It sounds like you are interested in a shank for the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW, # HT32217. This weight distribution system comes with the shank that has a maximum rise of 6-1/2 inches and a maximum drop of 1-1/4 inches. If you need a different shank for larger drop or rise, you will want the Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank 7" - 10 Hole Adjustment, # C17123. If you need a larger drop than that, we also have the...
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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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  • 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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  • What is the Clearance of the Husky Trailer A-Frame Powered Jack # HT87247
  • I went to the warehouse and pulled a Husky trailer jack # HT87247 to take some measurements for you. Measuring from the center of the jack tube straight back it measured 4-3/4 inches to the back edge of the plug holder. However, with that plug holder removed it only measured 2-1/2 inches, a big difference. The plug holder is held on with 5 screws and slides down to come out of the jack. You would then want to replace the screws to keep water and other crud from getting inside. I made...
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  • 5th Wheel Hitch Installation Kit Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 2500 Short Bed
  • I do have a solution for your 2013 Ram 2500 short bed, however the Husky Fifth Wheel Install Kit, # HT31415-686, that you referenced was designed to fit GM trucks. Instead, I recommend looking at the Reese Quick-Install Kit, # RP56011-53. This kit includes the frame brackets and the base rails and is compatible with any fifth wheel hitch that uses the industry standard above bed base rails. If you do not have a hitch, I have attached a link to all of our fifth wheel hitches that...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can Husky Brute Electric A-Frame Trailer Jack be Mounted Turned 90 Degrees
  • Yes, you can install the Husky Brute trailer jack # HT87247 to the side rather than straight ahead. Since the bolt pattern is a 3-bolt, triangle shape it wouldn't be perfectly 90 degrees but yes, you can do it.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Travel Trailer with GVWR of 5,000 Pounds
  • When choosing a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your setup. The total tongue weight will be the loaded tongue weight of your trailer (tongue weight when everything is loaded as if you were heading out on your trip) along with any added weight behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. You will want this total to fall somewhere around the middle of the chosen weight distribution system's weight capacity range. We can take...
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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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  • Install Kit for Husky Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2012 Ford F250 Super Duty
  • Since a fifth wheel hitch is not a vehicle specific item, you can certainly use the Husky slider from your older truck and install it in your new F250. You will need a new install kit, several fifth wheel hitch manufacturers make custom install kits that would be compatible including Husky, Curt and Reese. The Husky kit is part # HT31408-686. If you would prefer Reese, then you can use # RP56016-53 or for Curt, # C16424-204. Each kit includes the frame brackets, bed rails and all necessary...
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  • Wheel Chocks to Secure a 6 x 10 Trailer on Steep Driveway
  • Lightweight plastic wheel chocks like the Husky # HT38511 are great for most applications, but in your situation with a particularly steep driveway you may feel more comfortable using a heavier wheel chock like the MaxxTow # MT70073. This solid rubber wheel chock weighs about 8-lbs so it will definitely tend to stay put better than a lighter plastic type. It also includes an eye bolt to which you can tie a rope for easier handling. If the foot plate on your tongue jack tends to contact...
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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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  • Adapter Recommendation to Install Husky Fifth Wheel Hitch in Factory Rail Kit of 2016 Ram 3500
  • To install your Huskly fifth wheel hitch part # HT31318-32042 in the factory fifth wheel rail kit of your 2016 Ram 3500 will require the adapter part # RP30154. This will fit the rail kit of your truck and then will provide you with a set of industry standard fifth wheel rails for the Husky hitch to attach to. The Curt adapter part # C16022 will only fit a few different Curt fifth wheel hitches.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Compatibility Husky Versus Reese
  • Husky and Reese fifth wheel hitches both use industry standard bed rails, so the Reese Hitch should be perfectly compatible with your existing Husky rails. I've provided a photo showing the slot spacing on Reese rails. You can compare that to the side to side and front to back dimensions between the hitch mounting tabs. To provide a bit of security, in the future you can use the # 6014 pins, the # RP58093 pull pin lock plates and some # 37DAT padlocks. Even one of the pull pin lock...
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  • Replacement Spring Bar Lift Tool for Husky Center Line Weight Distribution Systems
  • The # HT32334 is the Replacement Spring Bar Lift Tool for Husky Center Line Weight Distribution Systems. This is a direct replacement and is just like the original part.
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  • How To Determine The Correct Rise/Drop For A Weight Distribution Shank
  • Choosing the proper shank is a very important task. The shank will correspond to the height of both the vehicle and trailer. In order to choose the proper shank, you will need to do a bit of measuring. To select the correct rise/drop, you will first measure from the ground up until you reach the top of your vehicle's trailer hitch opening. You will then need to measure from the ground up until you reach the bottom of your trailer's coupler. The difference between the two will provided...
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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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