Buyers Products 12-Volt Electric Jack Review

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Review of the Buyers Products 12-Volt Electric Jack

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Buyers Electric 12V A-Frame Trailer Jack offering 22-1/2" of travel and a 3,500 pound capacity. The part number is 3370093500. Now this electric A-frame trailer jack from Buyers is going to do a great job of helping you hook up your trailer and disconnect it from your vehicle without cranking on it for an extended period of time. And what you'll notice different about this jack as compared to a lot of other electric jacks out there, that this one has its own cable that we're going to run to our 7-pole on our vehicle. And as long as that has 12V power everything's going to work for you. Traditionally with a jack you would either have to wire it to your 7-pole plug via the junction box or run wires back to an onboard battery.

While you will have both the cable for the jack and for your trailer here, you're not going to have to worry about that additional line.Now the switch located right here on the bottom allows us to move that jack up or down. We go forward, we're going to retract it or lower the trailer. And then by pushing rearward on it, it's going to raise the trailer. Now when retracting our jack it runs pretty common with all the other levels of noise that we get from jacks. However, when extending it, it does seem to be a little bit louder.

Now that doesn't negatively effect the performance of the jack of course, it's just a difference in volumes that we've seen. Now a couple things I really like about the design of this jack. It's just really slim. The motor housing's not all that large. The gear housing here's not all that large.

And if you're working with tighter spaces, that could really be an advantage for you. Something else I really like, the motor housing, the outer tube of the jack, and the switch panel here all have a really nice heavy duty, black powder coat finish. It has the matte finish to it. And then that combined with the inner tube, which offers the clear zinc finish, same as the foot plate, should really offer us great corrosion resistance.Now not only does the foot plate allow us to drop this down and make a lot less work for our jack, but it also has a 5-1/2" diameter plate here on the bottom. That's going to help to prevent the inner tube from sinking down into softer ground.

It's going to spread that energy out over a greater area. Now also located here at the top, we've got a small bubble level. That's going to help us to initially get our trailer level, or if you want to ensure that you've got a little bit of a rise to it for rain runoff, we can accomplish that there. But located underneath we also have our manual override. We use a Phillips screwdriver and we want to pull out the three small Phillips screws. And once we get that moved out of the way, we can take our manual override handle, place it down and on, and that's going to allow us to operate our jack. In this situation, being able to go up and down with it, whether your battery in your trailer has failed, or maybe the plug on the back of your vehicle. We can still attach or detach our trailer.And something I do enjoy about it, or like about it anyway, is that this handle's a little bit longer than what we see out of some of them. It makes it a little bit easier. We have a little bit more leverage to operate it. Now while this is an option that most of your electric jacks are going to have, it seems like this is a little bit more labor intensive getting this off. In most cases you're going to have a rubber plug or a rubber cap that you'll remove. In this case, you're going to need a Phillips screwdriver handy. Now as you're extending the jack, once it reaches its highest point, it's going to shut off, or at least you'll hear the motor dim down indicating to you that you've reached the maximum. That helps to protect both the motor and gears from any kind of damage. Now with our jack fully extended, we're going to give you a measurement to what they call the bracket. Basically it's the top of the coupler. Looks like that's going to be right at 32".If we we're to reduce that by the 4-1/2" that we have on our drop leg, it's going to be 27-1/2". When we recheck the jack it's going to operate in that same manner. Once it gets to its lowest point it's going to stop for us. Now with our jack fully retracted, it's going to be at about 14". If we reduce that drop leg by 4-1/2", it's about 9-1/2". Now to give us an idea of the room we need above the jack, we're going to go from that bracket again, and it looks like it's going to be right about 19-1/2" to the top of our level. Now to begin your installation of course you'll need your old jack removed. When you take that off, hang onto your hardware. The jack's not going to come with any hardware. If you need to replace it, you need to use 3/8" at a minimum Grade 5 bolts. But outside of that the only real requirement you're going to have is the 2-1/4" opening here on your coupler. That's a pretty common size.And at that point, I'm just going to lower it down in. And you'll see we've got our trailer supported with jack stands. If you don't have jack stands available, you could leave this coupled to your truck and remove your jack that way, too. Whatever you prefer. And you'll see our three oblong holes here. We just want to get those aligned with our threaded holes. In some situations those are going to be drilled out so your holes won't be threaded. If that's the case, make sure you use a nut on the bottom side. You can see we're also using a flat washer and a lock washer to make sure these don't back out over time. Now we'll use a 9/16". That's a typical size for a 3/8" bolt and get these snugged up. Now we'll get each bolt torqued down. Now with those snugged down, we can just reinstall our foot plate. You'll notice here that there's four holes on the drop leg. These are separated by an 1-1/2". This is going to give us a total of 4-1/2" of travel. It's going to save a lot of work on our jack and a lot of time us waiting for it to get there.You just want to align those holes, slide through the pin, and secure it there with a clip. Now to test it out, we'll just plug in our 7-pole into our plug here. As you do there is this little tab right here. You want to make sure it goes behind the catch that's on every 7-pole door. Just make sure it doesn't come out of there. And we'll extend that jack down. We'll let it support the weight and we can get rid of those jack stands. We're also going to have lights designed on each side. You can see we've got one here, one in the same spot here on the other side. Red button here on the back, you'll press that and it's going to light it up. Those are going illuminate the side connection areas here if you're doing weight distribution. Also going to shed a little bit of light on that coupler to help you make your attachments. Now when comparing these lights to other jacks, I think . Clearly, it's pretty light in here now. They don't have that large of an effect. When it was completely dark outside, I think they'd do better. But there are certainly jacks out there that offer stronger LEDs if you need more light in your situation.And that's going to complete our look at the Buyers 12V Electric A-Frame Trailer Jack, part number 3370093500.

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