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Old 05-16-2019, 03:54 AM   #1
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Husky tongue jack question??

Just received my Husky Super Brute 5000 after some research on the forums. Before I even open the box, can anyone please tell me if the head can be rotated or not? I am not interested in drilling new holes..
My TV is an 2008 Tundra and I need the clearance for the tailgate. I currently have the original jack on my 2008 International and would like more torque when lifting the rear of my vehicle to attach the weight distribution bars.
If the Husky head does not rotate, I will take suggestions on another tongue jack that has 4-5K of torque that does have a rotating head?

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Old 05-16-2019, 05:43 AM   #2
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When I was doing my research I saw some other posts that said NO. I just installed one and I cannot see how you would rotate the head. I saw a reference to someone drilling new holes.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:38 AM   #3
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I have the same jack. Works great but I too have tailgate clearance issues. Did not see any apparent way to clock the motor housing 180 degrees. It might look kind of funny but I am considering rotating the whole thing 120 degrees so that there is no need to drill new holes.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:45 AM   #4
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It might look kind of funny but I am considering rotating the whole thing 120 degrees so that there is no need to drill new holes.
The problem with 120 degrees is the head will hit the propane tank cover, at least on mine.
I suggest we nominate the inventor for a Nobel if he changes the standard to 4 bolts from three!
OR, manufacturers pre-drill their flanges for both orientations, in other words, six holes.
Although I think Airstream is unique in that the space from coupler to jack is minuscule.

A word of warning. DO NOT open the head looking for some set screws. Although the cover is attached with three Phillips screws, there's a tiny bead of silicone to seal it which will be ruined. Then when you look inside, it's so packed with circuit boards, you can't even see where the power comes in, let alone any mounting.

This is where the Pro-Pride hitch people can gloat. Their hitches are so complex, they gain about a foot of clearance.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:00 AM   #5
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We won’t rub it in, Mollysdad

Aren’t their other brands than Husky that do 5000#?
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:17 AM   #6
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Etailer.com has Stromberg Carlson 5,000# electric jacks. Not sure if they are any different, but etailer has good technical support. Call 800-298-8924.
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Etailer.com has Stromberg Carlson 5,000# electric jacks. Not sure if they are any different, but etailer has good technical support. Call 800-298-8924.
I downloaded the manual, but couldn't tell if the head could be rotated. It wasn't mentioned.
Maybe someone has one, it looks like a good option.

UPDATE: From e-trailer's FAQ,

Can the Head of Electric Trailer Jack JET-5000 be Rotated

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I must rotate the head of the Jet 5000 jack 90 degrees. Is that possible?
asked by: Don H

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It sounds like you need a little more space. While there isn't a way to turn the head on trailer jack # JET-5000 you might be able to turn the whole jack since it has slotted mounting holes. That is the first thing to try.

If that isn't going to work for you and the issue is there isn't enough space between the jack head and a lowered tailgate on a truck then the easiest solution is to use a longer ball mount. We have a lot of ball mounts depending on the capacity and rise/drop needed to tow the trailer level. I have included a link to our ball mount main page for you.

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Old 05-16-2019, 10:29 AM   #8
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Husky tongue jack question

Not sure I understand. I had Husky Brute 5000 on my 2015 FC 28 and tailgate on my 2015 Chevy 2500HD cleared with rule to spare. I just received a new one for my 2018 Classic 33 and will be installing shortly. My friend installed one on his 2018 Classic 30 and it cleared his GMC Denali 3500 fine. No need at all to rotate. FYI, I use Equalizer WD hitch. Am I missing something?
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Hey guys, look at this one.
https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Jac...tml?etam=a0001
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Look at this brand the heads aren't as big and supposedly the fastest up and down.
https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Jac...tml?etam=a0001
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I have a husky 5000 on my AS. I am using a BO hitch on a 2015 GMC Sierra. With this setup my tailgate opens without interference unless truck and AS are in a turn. Not sure about hitch setup but as others have said you may be able to use a longer ball mount.
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I have the Husky Brute 5000. I couldn't open my tailgate either so I bought a 12" shank for my Equal-i-zer hitch. Works great.
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Not sure I understand. I had Husky Brute 5000 on my 2015 FC 28 and tailgate on my 2015 Chevy 2500HD cleared with rule to spare. I just received a new one for my 2018 Classic 33 and will be installing shortly. My friend installed one on his 2018 Classic 30 and it cleared his GMC Denali 3500 fine. No need at all to rotate. FYI, I use Equalizer WD hitch. Am I missing something?
I have a Tundra and the tailgate hits the Husky about half way down.
I'm not sure exactly why, I'm assuming the Tundra has a deeper bed than a Chevy, thus a taller tailgate.
BTW, if I were to put a straightedge across the bed, it measures 23.5" to the floor. That's good for storage, since a Honda generator fits easily under the hard tonneau, but it's bad for clearance.
Yes, I have an Equalizer also, with the standard shank.
Looking at it, you'd think it sticks out enough, but it doesn't.


From the GM website:
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2019 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Truck Bed Dimensions
The dimensions of the standard box on these models are 78.86 inches in length, 51.02 inches in width and 21.22 inches in height
There it is!
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I will take suggestions on another tongue jack that has 4-5K of torque that does have a rotating head?

Thank You!
We've had this one for over 2 years now and it works great. It's also faster than what came with our trailer. It is rated for 4,000 pounds. It has extra holes drilled into it which makes it easy to rotate 90 degrees, which is what I did to have extra clearance for the tailgate. With a standard Equal-i-zer shank the tailgate clears when the rig is at least mostly straight. The other thing I like about it is that it has connections for both the positive and negative battery terminals - no more need to rely on it grounding to the frame.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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