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Is 1,500 lb Trailer Jack Enough for 21 ft Boat Trailer

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Hi I have a boat that is 21ft. and wanted to know if a electric tongue jack that is 1500 lb max would be enough power to do the job.. thank you

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Trailer jacks are rated for the amount of tongue weight that the trailer has. Typically trailer tongue weight is around 10 percent of total trailer weight. So for a 1,500 lb jack to be at capacity the trailer would most likely weigh near 15,000 lbs. So a 21 ft boat trailer would have no problem with a 1,500 lb jack capacity.

Our most popular swivel jack for a boat trailer is the part # MJ-1200B which has a 1,200 lb capacity and would work well.

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