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Old 08-12-2019, 08:03 AM   #1
Karyn Felt
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Electric Hitch

Hi everyone, I would like to surprise my husband with an early Christmas present. I would like to get him an electric tongue jack for our travel trailer...3500 pound capacity. Can you give me some ideas where to look for a good one for a decent price. Thank you.

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Old 08-12-2019, 09:05 AM   #2
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The responses to this will likely be like asking about Ford vs Chevy vs Ram.

My OE Lippert on this trailer was great except the rubber grommet on the top leaked water during rain and eventually filled the box with the control board and fried it. It looks like they have changed the design now so that might not be a consideration any longer.

I replaced the Lippert with a Stromberg Carlson 5k hitch. It is stout but incredibly slow resulting in a lot of impatience on my part.

My only suggestion is to go with a known brand. From what I've seen there are lots of them out there but I'm not sure what kind of support, if any, there is for many of them. Stromberg, Lippert, Husky, Bulldog - I've heard good things about them all. Just do some research on them plus I'm sure you will get quite a few recommendations from other members.

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Old 08-12-2019, 09:27 AM   #3
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I use a 3500 BullDog. I has the light and level on it. This one carry's a 5 yr warranty. I don't know if they actually stand by that as I have never had any problems in 8 yrs.. With a small wiggle the bolt holes lined up in the trlr frame jack, and I hooked direct to the battery..

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Old 08-12-2019, 09:52 AM   #4
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My DW got me a Stromberg for my birthday. She got the 5K model, and as posted above it is a little slow, but sure beat hand cranking! Took about 3 0 minutes to install. Works great!
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:08 AM   #5
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Bulldog is what we have, love it! (And no, we didn’t buy it just because it said Bulldog on it)
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:42 AM   #6
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I have to admit to wanting this one


Comes with a wireless remote so I could back up, using the backup camera, and then drop the hitch right on the ball all without ever leaving the drivers seat.

But the price is a bit much.
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Old 08-12-2019, 12:16 PM   #7
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Thanks... I'm doing some research on all of these... been looking at Husky and Bulldog...
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Old 08-12-2019, 12:50 PM   #8
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We no longer have a TT as we are now in 5th wheel but when we where I would have been extremely happy if my electric lift had been wireless. SOOOO much more handy IMO.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:36 PM   #9
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Pretty much any of them will do fine. Many use one from Harbor Freight and I've never read a complaint.
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:18 AM   #10
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I've had the Harbor Freight for two years with no issues at all.

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