Originally Posted by overlander63
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.