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Old 08-22-2014, 06:10 PM   #15
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Jim, I have LC Joint Arthritus in both my shoulders. The motions required to crank a manual jack are tremendously painful. An electric jack is literally a life saver to me and without a doubt was a requirement for my new Airstream.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:18 PM   #16
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They're fun.... I can lay in my bed and push the remote to raise the head of my bed. LOL.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:26 PM   #17
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Jim, I have LC Joint Arthritus in both my shoulders. The motions required to crank a manual jack are tremendously painful. An electric jack is literally a life saver to me and without a doubt was a requirement for my new Airstream.
Me also, right shoulder. I took off the crank and installed an electric on my Safari a few months ago. Love it!
Sold the crank jack within a few weeks, advertised here.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:01 PM   #18
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You'd miss out on the "Cool" factor for one....

Taylormade sold me on this one when he described pulling into his campsite, and stepped back to level his trailer with a beer in his hand while operating the remote.

I have one now and its pretty awesome.

http://www.amazon.com/Husky-87641-El.../dp/B0063ZBXZC
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:01 PM   #19
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...Too many problems always at an inconvenient time. Just me, jim

hmm, Jim,

manual jacks break, too! ask me how I know?
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:39 PM   #20
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My electric jack failed to operate the last time I went camping. That is a pretty helpless experience when you push the button and nothing happens ( the motor ran but the clutch prevented it from raising the trailer). I was able to use my truck jack in its place to finally raise the trailer. I decided to replace the electric jack because it was cheap ($40), is lighter and should be more reliable. If it ever gets to be a problem, I can always install an electric jack again. Hopefully that will be far down the road.

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Old 08-22-2014, 09:55 PM   #21
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Due to own stupidity a few days ago I had no power to my electric jack. After correcting my little screw up the jack worked fine. It got me thinking about how I would raise or lower the jack if it did go out. Following the instructions in the jacks manual I removed the top and located the manual control nut. I made sure I had the proper tool to use in my tool bag. I did not want to screw with the gear timing so did not actually raise and lower. But at least I know I can if the need arises.
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