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Old 11-05-2018, 03:27 PM   #1
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Best Power Jack & Why?

We have a 2015 27FB FC that I am having sporadic trouble with the Barker power jack. It will go up (lift the trailer) but sometimes will not go down.
Thinking about replacing it.

What would you recommend as a strong dependable replacement & why?

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Old 11-05-2018, 03:43 PM   #2
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Your problem is likely the toggle switch. Start it up and quickly reverse the switch. That should keep you functional until you fix or replace the jack.

Options
Repair - parts are available - call Barker
Go with same model jack as a replacement
Upgrade to Barker premium jack ~ 4000 lbs

Those are American made solutions

Alternative is to install the Husky 5000lb jack
Several folks have - search to find the threads

The problem is that the lift/drop is slow. It has a better bearing system, but takes more turns.

So, best is your call. Depends on the spec and your budget.

Travel safe. Pat

Edit - Yes, there is a Husky on the tongue of my coach.
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I changed to the Husky 5000.
Considering it's power, and having a remote, you can shop it around for about $230.
Now, you say, having a remote is silly? Just wait until you're watching the level of your countertop from INSIDE the trailer.

Installation was super easy, I bought new 3/8" x 16 grade 8 bolts and the jack came with new star washers. I crimped on a 3/8" #10 ring terminal to the included circuit breaker, did a double #10 crimp of the jack wire and I was in business.

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Old 11-05-2018, 05:09 PM   #4
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Mollysdad- is it noticeably slower than the Barker? Annoyingly slow?
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I can't prove its the best but I've had a Husky for years. I push the switch it goes UP push switch other way, it goes down. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

It's the ball screw doing its job.

Zero issues so far.
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:26 PM   #6
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+2 on the Husky. We have the Husky 4500 without remote but have the Levelmate Pro which communicates level info via Bluetooth to your phone. Absolutely fantastic.

The Husky is far quieter than the stock jack and never seems to labor at all.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:29 AM   #7
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Thanks!!!! With my tow vehicle (2015 Tundra) I had to turn the Barker Jack sideways 90 degrees to get the tailgate down when hooked up to the AS - will this work with the Husky 5000?

Thanks again,

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One more vote for the Husky 5000.

The jack on our FC 27 crapped out at an AS Rally. Others helped us get the AS back on the truck. I bought a Husky 5000 as "overkill." It's worked flawlessly ever since.

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I too replaced to Baker with a Husky 5000. I donít notice it is very slow, I love the remote and it makes engaging the chains on my Blue Ox so easy since it can easily lift the hitched up truck and trailer unlike the Baker.
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Thanks!!!! With my tow vehicle (2015 Tundra) I had to turn the Barker Jack sideways 90 degrees to get the tailgate down when hooked up to the AS - will this work with the Husky 5000?

Thanks again,

Glenn
Yes and no. The head on the Husky Super Brute 5000 cannot be rotated on the shaft like some other models. However the bolt flange is round, not triangular, so if you simply drill three new holes 30 deg behind the old holes (120-90) you can mount it 90 degrees off forward.

Consider also that the small cover for the brake release (If you need to insert the manual crank) is on the street side, so rotating the switches to the street side will now require removing the propane tank cover. No big deal, in my book.

Do NOT open the cover to see it there's anything adjustable inside. It's packed with electronics and you can't even see past the upper set of connectors. You'll never get the cover back on, it's sealed with silicone.

I also thought for a while that the switches worked backwards, when I pushed down the jack went up.
However, my brain finally realized that the switches followed the COUPLER, not the jack post. "UP" makes the coupler go up.

Finally, do not keep the remote in your pocket. Yes, it has a sliding cover, but I felt the jack move while eating dinner and found something in my pocket was pushing the buttons! Possible disaster while driving!

IMO, the best jack available.
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I changed to the Husky 5000.
Considering it's power, and having a remote, you can shop it around for about $230.
Now, you say, having a remote is silly? Just wait until you're watching the level of your countertop from INSIDE the trailer.

Installation was super easy, I bought new 3/8" x 16 grade 8 bolts and the jack came with new star washers. I crimped on a 3/8" #10 ring terminal to the included circuit breaker, did a double #10 crimp of the jack wire and I was in business.

No regrets.
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X2

The remote is great from in the truck cab while connecting. It takes me less than 4 minutes to connect. I also use a SwiftCam magnetic camera.
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Awesome - thanks!!
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BDinSD,

Backup camera AND a remote for the jack. Thatís some serious cheating for getting hooked up.

Cool stuff.

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Yes and no. The head on the Husky Super Brute 5000 cannot be rotated on the shaft like some other models. However the bolt flange is round, not triangular, so if you simply drill three new holes 30 deg behind the old holes (120-90) you can mount it 90 degrees off forward.

Consider also that the small cover for the brake release (If you need to insert the manual crank) is on the street side, so rotating the switches to the street side will now require removing the propane tank cover. No big deal, in my book.

Do NOT open the cover to see it there's anything adjustable inside. It's packed with electronics and you can't even see past the upper set of connectors. You'll never get the cover back on, it's sealed with silicone.

I also thought for a while that the switches worked backwards, when I pushed down the jack went up.
However, my brain finally realized that the switches followed the COUPLER, not the jack post. "UP" makes the coupler go up.

Finally, do not keep the remote in your pocket. Yes, it has a sliding cover, but I felt the jack move while eating dinner and found something in my pocket was pushing the buttons! Possible disaster while driving!

IMO, the best jack available.
It looks like the Husky Super Brute 5000 power jack has a couple of different models HSB5000R, 82022/15-1459 — quite a range in price difference also with etrailer listing @ $381 while RV & Auto Parts is $215. How do I know which is the correct one? Model #?

Thanks,

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