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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Compatibility of Husky Silver Series Fifth Wheel Hitch # HT31318-31325 with Reese Bed Rails
  • The Husky Silver Series # HT31318-31325 hitch is indeed fully compatible with the Reese bed rails used with your existing # RP30035 Reese Universal Install Kit. Your existing bed rails will NOT need to be removed and repositioned. We actually have one of the Husky Silver Series Hitches assembled, and if you look at the photo I have edited for you, you can see the dimensions of the mounting tabs that insert in the bed rails. You can measure the mounting holes in your bed rails to confirm,...
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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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  • Comparing Husky Centerline Weight Distribution System With The Reese Straightline WD System
  • The Husky Center Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # HT32218 system is a good system. It uses a 4 point, metal on metal friction to control sway as it occurs. It comes with the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. It uses no lift chains, so the system is very easy to use. The Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # RP66084 uses a dual cam system with hot rolled spring bars to keep...
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  • Will a Husky 26k Fifth Wheel Hitch Easily Replace a Husky 16k Hitch
  • The Husky Silver Series 26K W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # HT31318-31325 will install simply in the same fifth wheel rails that your 16k hitch installed into in the bed of your truck. This hitch also uses the same head design as the 16k hitch so the coupling process will be the exact same. The hitch comes in three pieces. There will be the legs of the hitch, the crossmember, and then the head.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Are Special Tools Required To Install Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System?
  • The Husky Center Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW # HT32215 is a 4 point anti-sway system. The bars have metal on metal friction at the head as well as at the brackets on each side. The hitch ball comes pre-installed and torqued, so you do not need high end tools or special sockets to install. The system will require a basic torque wrench and standard sockets for installation.
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  • Does Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System HT32218 Allow Backing Up Trailer
  • You do not need to remove the spring bars of the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System # HT32218 when you back up the trailer. Disconnecting sway control is necessary only when you are using a basic friction style sway unit like # 83660. Such friction sway control devices can be damaged if left in place when you reverse. Because the Husky Center Line uses sway control that is built into it's head unit, there's no issue backing up. A weight distribution system should be chosen...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Husky Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 640 Pounds Dry Tongue Weight
  • Your trailer's dry tongue weight is over 600 pounds so you definitely do not want the 600 pound tongue weight Husky Center Line # HT32216 for a weight distribution system. The Center Line for 800 pounds tongue weight, # HT32217, is for a total tongue weight of 600 to 800 pounds. When choosing a weight distribution system you need to go by your trailer's tongue weight when it is loaded and ready to tow. You also need to add in the amount of weight you have stored in the back of your...
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