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Old 10-22-2008, 11:47 PM   #15
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Our '67 Overlander had a power hitch jack. I'd like to install a simple manual hitch jack. Any suggestions on a replacement?
I wanted to stay with my old manual jack. But raising and lowering twice each time to install WDH was too much. Mrs. Santa brought me an electric one last Christmas.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:21 AM   #16
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I don't even use a WD hitch (1-ton dually, no need for it really) and I still hate my manual jack. There are plans for a powered unit one of these days, but so many other things I want to upgrade first. Anyone considering ditching their power jack for a manual one is welcome to come by and crank mine up and down four or five times to try it out. That thing will make anyone want power.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:35 PM   #17
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Some tongue jacks come with a vertical, rather than horizontal, crank. That way they don't tangle with the LP tanks. There was one on our '63 when we got it, had I known Marcus wanted a manual, I would have left it on.
No worries Terry, the thing that prompted the switch was that the on-board battery was dead and/or the battery connection was loose, so the electric jack wasn't working when I returned home. Cat's husband had actually used his truck battery and a couple of long leads to operate it the first time just to unhitch Goliath from his vehicle and hook him onto mine. When I attempted the same thing at home, I couldn't get it to work at all. I know the jack works because I've seen it, so I'm sure I just wasn't getting a good connection (Cat's husband messed around with it for about 10 minutes before he got it to work initially).

So anyway, I decided I didn't want to be reliant on external power in the case of an emergency need to disconnect the trailer from the TV, so off I went to buy the manual one.

I still have the electric one, and will likely keep it as a back-up. Perhaps I'll even reinstall it one day when I feel like farting around with those electrical connections. But for now it works fine as it is.
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:26 PM   #18
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Mine was not wired up when I bought the '67. the PO was moving it with a tracter I guess. I always carry a jump box with me, hooked up the jump box and away it went. I still carry my jump box around. Handy gadget. John
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