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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Best Electric Trailer Jack for Use with a 2017 Keystone Bullet 243BHS
  • You will want to find a jack that can at least lift the weight of your fully loaded trailer. Since the Tongue Weight (TW) of a trailer should be between 10-15% of the weight of your trailer, we can do a little math to figure out what would be best. I found that your 2017 Keystone Bullet 243BHS has a dry weight of 4,685 lbs and can carry up to 1,815 lbs meaning that the most your trailer will weigh is 6,500 lbs. This will put your TW at 650 lbs - 975 lbs. I recommend going with a jack...
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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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  • 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 Leveling Scissor Jacks # 70135
  • The retracted length of the Huskly Leveling Scissor Jacks, # 70135, is 32 inches. I pulled this jack from our warehouse and took a few additional measurements for you while I had it out. The top mounting plate measures 7 inches x 4-1/4 inches and the foot measures 7-1/4 inches x 5 inches. The top mounting plate has 6 holes that are 1-1/8 inches long x 3/8 inch wide. Also, the width of the jack legs is 2-1/4 inches, the retracted height is 4-1/4 inches and the extended height is 28 inches.
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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for a 2003 Dodge Ram Short Bed
  • Yes, the Husky fifth wheel rail kit part # HT31413-686 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 with a short bed so it would work well for you. Since you have a short bed truck you will need a slider hitch like the Husky 16k part # HT31313-32220-59. Slider hitches allow the hitch to slide back in the bed of the truck so that around sharp corners there would be enough clearance to prevent truck cab interference.
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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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  • 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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