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Old 02-22-2015, 05:15 PM   #15
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I just bought this Husky electric jack for my Bigfoot. Reasonable price at $ shipping in the US. Has a braking system to help prevent blown fuses. Read some of the positive reviews. It has a cord hanger on the back side that may have to come off it it's to be installed on an AS. Srewed on plate.

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Old 02-22-2015, 05:17 PM   #16
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I bought the Harbor Freight one and installed it, and immediately took it off and returned it. Very poorly made, very slow, and sounded like an unlubercated bucket of bolts. Made so that water could get into it very easily.

The very cheap electric RV jacks are not going to be satisfactory. Stay with a Barker, Bull Dog, or Atwood or you will be replacing it again soon.

Pre lube the bolts which hold the jack in place for several days with something like PB blaster. Spray it on both the top and bottom of the bolt up inside the tongue coupler. The bolts used are a fine thread variety, and after years of exposure they get very rusty and can be hard to remove, and you do not want to break one off.

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Old 02-22-2015, 05:52 PM   #17
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The 1974 instructions for the jack on Henri (the `74 Sov 31-footer) says to lube the innards of it at least once a year, more often if you use it a lot.

So there. ;D
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:04 PM   #18
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What is "PB Blaster"? I have never lubed the inside of the jack...
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:25 PM   #19
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PB blaster is penetrating oil to help loosen bolts etc. Another brand that is better is kroil but I can only find on line.

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