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Old 09-06-2016, 10:06 AM   #1
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Broken Super Jack by H & H Engineering a division of Barker

My Super Jack is broken.
I cannot uncouple my trailer from my truck.
I need to get an oil change and tire rotation on the truck.
I have ordered a new Super Jack from Barker, but the representative told me to be patient. He didn't know when it would be built and shipped.
So...
I think I need a floor jack and jack stand(s) to get the trailer off of the truck in the meantime.
In my my mind I think I need a floor jack capable of lifting 3,000-3,500# 18" just as a tongue jack would.
Am I correct in my thought process?
The floor jack and jack stand(s) will be a temporary fix so I can continue camping and still uncouple from the truck to go to town or what have you until my new jack arrives.
When the new jack arrives and I install it I will then have the floor jack and jack stand(s) in the bed of the pickup for just in case...
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:15 AM   #2
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A bottle jack is much easier to carry around, and to use if you are not on pavement. That and one jack stand should do the trick.

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Old 09-06-2016, 10:23 AM   #3
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Wow, three issues, the low point drains, the propane pigtail and now the jack.

I replaced my Barker Superjack with the Atwood 4k (black) with Robofoot. My older style Superjack had be repaired/replaced by Barker but within a short time it started making a horrible noise when retract under weight. Lived with it for a year but decided to pull the plug on the Atwood. It connects with one wire like the Barker.

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Old 09-06-2016, 10:49 AM   #4
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I thought about a bottle jack, too.
4...
4 issues...
or maybe 5...
1. low voltage at camp[ground not allowing a/c to run- but that ain't really my issue-
2. broken jack
3. propane pigtail hose connector leak
4. low point drain ball valve leak
5. oil change due but can't uncouple- reason for floor or bottle jack...
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:41 AM   #5
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Buy a crank jack and bolt it in. When my electric jack went I changed it for a crank jack. It was cheap and worked fine. Even to unload the equalizer bars.
I did get an electric jack, but carry the crank jack just in case...


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Old 09-06-2016, 11:48 AM   #6
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If it's just the motor you can manually raise and lower. If not just a simple bottle jack and some wood blocks would do the trick to lift it.
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:05 PM   #7
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My Super Jack is broken.
I cannot uncouple my trailer from my truck.
I need to get an oil change and tire rotation on the truck.
I have ordered a new Super Jack from Barker, but the representative told me to be patient. He didn't know when it would be built and shipped.
So...
I think I need a floor jack and jack stand(s) to get the trailer off of the truck in the meantime.
In my my mind I think I need a floor jack capable of lifting 3,000-3,500# 18" just as a tongue jack would.
Am I correct in my thought process?
The floor jack and jack stand(s) will be a temporary fix so I can continue camping and still uncouple from the truck to go to town or what have you until my new jack arrives.
When the new jack arrives and I install it I will then have the floor jack and jack stand(s) in the bed of the pickup for just in case...
There should be a hand crank for your Super Jack somewhere in your coach. It attaches to top of the jack where you remove the cover with the bubble level on it. You can also use a 3/8 drive 8" extension that fits on the stub in the jack. Than crank it with and adapter. If your gears are jammed of course it doesn't work. I just had to change ours out while staying at the Flagstaff KOA. Luckily the local RV dealer had a 3,500# in stock. I carry a bottle jack and 4 6" 4 x 4 pieces. I got the job done in an hour.
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:10 PM   #8
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It is in such a bind the hand crank will only go 1/4-1/2 turn in either direction.
I tried that first.


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You could also use the jack that comes with your truck.
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I carry a bottle jack for this scenario and maybe help with equalizer bars if needed
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:54 PM   #11
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You could also use the jack that comes with your truck.
Beat me to it! More than capable of lifting the trailer tongue. You may need to put some blocks for height.

If you've got the trailer set up for camping make sure you raise rear stabilizers before jacking up the front of the trailer.
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:05 PM   #12
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Noooo!
I tried that and broke the truck's jack!
The truck's jack is some cast metal that breaks easily where the crank is inserted.
Toyota replaced the broken jack under warranty- with the exact same kind.
I don't trust it on the side of the road in an emergency.
In general I love my truck, but that jack...
A 2 ton bottle jack and a 2 ton floor jack ought to get me by until my new tongue jack arrives.
Heading to Walmart, Advance, etc. to compare pricing before ordering from Amazon.
Also going in search of propane pigtail hose connectors for propane leak and ball valves, PEX rings, and PEX crimping tool for leaking low point drain.
Lord willing I will camp this weekend regardless.
The part about the stabilizers applies just the same as raising the trailer with the tongue jack.
I broke the truck's jack and the tongue jack trying to lift the truck 'n' trailer to put boards under the truck's tires when stuck.
From now on I will call a friend with a 4x4 or go to work and get a 4x4.
My boss pulled me out with his Silverado High Country 2500HD Duramax/Allison one time. A friend pulled me out with a Ford F250 diesel one time.
If I ever get another truck it will be 4x4, but with just 55,000 miles I may be on my last truck. I'm going for 1,000,000. I might not live long enough to see 1,000,000 miles on my current truck.
A gravel driveway will cost a whole lot less than a 4x4.
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:18 PM   #13
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I just replaced my Baker Super Jack 3500 yesterday. It was growling just like yours, so I bought a Husky 82022 5000 pound for less than a Baker. Check it out on Amazon, great features and 5 Star.
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:42 PM   #14
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I just bought a bottle jack and Jack stand at Walmart to make do until my new jack arrives.
I got 1 Jack stand for less than $9 and a bottle Jack with a range of 8 1/2"-14 3/4" in a little varying case for less than $23.
I would gotten the smaller bottle Jack for just under $13, but I liked that carrying case.


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