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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Availabliltiy of a 8 Inch Offset Gooseneck Hitch
  • I can help you find a gooseneck (hitch) OPTION with an offset for your 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. For your 8 inch offset need, I would recommend the B&W Extend-a-Goose Coupler # BWTEXA4200 in conjunction with the Curt Spider 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter # 16085. This will give you 10 inches of clearance between your truck cab and trailer. According to my contact the B&W and Curt Spider are compatible because the Spider has a standard 2-5/16 inch ball that the coupler requires. Unfortunately,...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Instructions and Measurements for Installing a 5th Wheel Hitch in a 1986 Ford F-250 Long Bed
  • The correct king pin position relative to the rear axle center will vary slightly by vehicle but generally it will sit above or slightly forward of the rear axle. On your 1986 Ford F-250 long bed the correct position of the king pin center when using for example, Reese Universal 5th Wheel Base Rail Kit # RP30035, is 4 inches forward of the rear axle center. You might refer to the linked instructions for this product, which is quite similar to the Husky base rail kit you reference. Page...
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  • A-Frame mount Electric Trailer Jack for a 10K Race Car Trailer
  • Toy haulers like your race car trailer often times have a higher tongue weight than the traditional 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. The higher capacity you go with, the easier it will be for the jack to lift the load and the longer it will last. You could get a Husky 4,500 pound capacity jack # HT87247 at a good price. The available 4k capacity jacks actually cost a little more. If you measure the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and it ends...
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  • Can a Reese Revolution Pin Box be Used with a Husky 16k Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • Husky states that if you use their Husky Silver Series 16K W 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # HT31326-31314 with a Reese Revolution or Sidewinder you will reduce the gross towing weight and vertical load limit of the hitch. They don't get specific on how much the capacity gets reduced by, but if you are well below the hitch's 16k capacity then you would be fine to use it normally (allowing the turret to turn) or locked out (like a standard fifth wheel hitch). The wedge you would need is...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommendation on an Electric Trailer Tongue Jack to Fit a Concessions Trailer Weighing 10K
  • When looking to purchase an electric trailer jack, there are a few of features you will want to keep in mind when comparing between brands. Power draw, weight capacity, and maximum lift height will be the features that will be important in deciding on the correct jack application that will work for your needs. With this in mind, the jack that I recommend with the information that you provided is the Husky Super Brute Electric Jack, # HT82022. The Husky jack has a lift capacity of 5,000...
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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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  • Fifth Wheel Rail Kit Recommendation for Installing Husky Hitch in Bed of 2017 Ram 2500
  • To install a Husky 16k fifth wheel hitch in the bed of your 2017 Ram 2500 you'd want the rail kit part # HT32556-686 that you referenced as it is a custom fit kit for your truck and fits your Husky hitch as well.
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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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