Recommended Electric Trailer Jack for an A-Frame Trailer With 700 lb Tongue Weight

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Wanting Recommendations for electric A Frame Travel Trailer Jack. Unloaded Weight around 5200#/Loaded Around 7000# max/Hitch Weight Around 700#/Has Weight distribution setup at Hitch.

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I recommend using the etrailer.com Electric Jack with a Footplate, part # EJ-3520-BBX, for A-Frames. This trailer jack is rated for 3,500 lbs so it will have more than enough power to lift and lower your tongue weight of 700 lbs. This trailer jack has a total lift of 25-1/8 inches and comes with an LED light that shines down towards the coupler to make connecting or disconnecting your trailer in the dark much easier. Another great feature about this electric trailer jack is that it has the option to be manually operated in case of emergency situations.

I recommend this jack over other options since it delivers the strength and durability that you will need at a lower price point.

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Still trying to decide on the electric jack that fits our needs. The recommended EJ3520 BBX seems like a good deal. How does it rate durability and handling compared to the Bulldog BD500199 or the Husky HT87247. Our trailer is 5200# unloaded/6500 max loaded, hitch weight probably 700#. Do you anticipate that the EJ3530 will be able to handle everything long term?

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When comparing these jacks, the price difference has to do with a few more things than just the lift capacity, although that does come into play as well.

As for the durability of the etrailer Camper Jack # EJ-3520-BBX, as long as you are using it like it was meant to be used, and you are not abusing the lift capacity of 3,500 lbs, it will hold up really well.

The etrailer Camper Jack has some of the more basic features like the extend/retract switch, the on/off switch for the light, and the standard emergency manual crank. It is a basic level jack that will get the job done.

The Bulldog Camper Jack # BD500199, which has a higher capacity at 4,000 lbs, has a 4-6 inch overlap of the tubes when it is fully extended which will help provide additional support when you are loading from the side of the trailer. It has the 3 LED lights with the toggle switch which helps to make coupling easier. It also has built-in level springs for simple and accurate leveling, and uses a spring loaded pull pin to quickly release the drop leg into position. The Bulldog jack uses an extend/retract power switch with a powered drive for quiet operation. This jack also features a 5-Year limited warranty as opposed to the etrailer and Husky jack's 1 Year warranty.

The Husky Camper Jack, part # HT87247, is the heavyweight of the 3 jacks since it has a lift capacity of 4,500 lbs. The Husky electric jack uses a low-friction ball screw which minimizes resistance to wear, noise, and heat. The low-friction ball screw also uses 30 percent less power draw than typical screw systems. This jack uses hardened steel gears and stainless steel fasteners which prevent water-related damage to the motor, plus it also has an automatic stop feature that prevents damage caused by hard stops and excessive pressure. The Husky Camper Jack also uses the 3 LED lights which help you to see when coupling your trailer.

The Husky is definitely the most heavy duty, but it has to be since it has 1,000 lbs more lift capacity compared to that of the etrailer camper jack. But, like I said earlier, as long as you are not trying to lift more weight than what the lift capacity is, any of these jacks will work well for you.

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