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Old 03-10-2013, 07:10 AM   #57
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I got this dude, and I'm all kinds of excited to try it out next weekend.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:51 AM   #58
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I got this dude, and I'm all kinds of excited to try it out next weekend.
Please excuse my ignorance, but what are the benefits of a remote controlled jack, considering the fact that it will continously drain your battery and could be a potential safety hazard ("butt dialing your jack while doing 60 mph"...or "Daddy what does this button do...." push, push ,push)?
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:04 AM   #59
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Please excuse my ignorance, but what are the benefits of a remote controlled jack, considering the fact that it will continously drain your battery and could be a potential safety hazard ("butt dialing your jack while doing 60 mph"...or "Daddy what does this button do...." push, push ,push)?
Leveling is the primary reason. Being able to step away, look at the trailer/bubble with a beverage in my hand and say "yep... that'll do 'er". For the continuous drain, I'll be installing a switch with the in-line fuse to turn it off while in storage/camping.

For butt dialing, the remotes have a sliding cover to prevent that. It's up to the user to remember to engage said cover.
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After spending thousands of Dollars in fancy improvements and upkeep, I just purchased the most incredible and awesome safety equipment...
2 Electrical wire nuts.....
While I was inspecting the break-away cable, I found TWO (2) HOT 12v wires dangling in the wind. Combine a few little sparks with some O2 and Propane.....
Thank you PO! I suppose those wires used to go to the electric Jack and maybe a light?? The new Jack has a much heavier gauge wire going directly to the battery.
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Marcus how are you applying it, by hand, buffing wheel, or Cyclo?
I've never used a Cyclo. For really bad areas, I use a big compounder with the wool(?) pads from VTS.

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Then to remove the swirls or for areas already in decent shape, I use my Porter Cable random orbit buffer/sander. It removes the swirls and leaves a nice, even finish.

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I got this dude, and I'm all kinds of excited to try it out next weekend.
I like it! Ours is shorting out and we may have to order the Husky, the reviews were good and I do like the remote idea.
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For butt dialing, the remotes have a sliding cover to prevent that. It's up to the user to remember to engage said cover.
The video on the Amazon page for it also shows that the power cable unplugs and stows within the head.

I wondered too, but unplugging seems secure enough for me.

Heck of a beautiful jack though, innit!? Of course, Amazon Canada doesn't seem to carry the exact same jack, and the closest one it has is a hundred dollars more.

May have to send it to my brother-in-law in Florida to pick up when we go there in a couple of weeks...
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The video on the Amazon page for it also shows that the power cable unplugs and stows within the head.

I wondered too, but unplugging seems secure enough for me.

Heck of a beautiful jack though, innit!? Of course, Amazon Canada doesn't seem to carry the exact same jack, and the closest one it has is a hundred dollars more.

May have to send it to my brother-in-law in Florida to pick up when we go there in a couple of weeks...
Are you talking about the umbilical cord storage hook? If so, that's not going to do anything for the power of the jack, it's just a nice thing they included.

Speaking of which, in reading several reviews, it appears that the holder may interfere with the propane tanks/covers, so it may have to be removed, reoriented for it to work. I'm going to try to get over there one day this week to give it the once over.
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Are you talking about the umbilical cord storage hook? If so, that's not going to do anything for the power of the jack, it's just a nice thing they included.
Drat, you're right. Well, if I have to wire in a switch that is mounted high up in the TT's interior,I would do it to have that jack.

I agree the little slide cover on the remote isn't enough; the up/down switches are right there on the outside of the barrel.
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I'll post my results in a separate thread when I get around to it. Mine will be on the exterior, probably right next to/on the jack itself.
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I've never used a Cyclo. For really bad areas, I use a big compounder with the wool(?) pads from VTS.

Then to remove the swirls or for areas already in decent shape, I use my Porter Cable random orbit buffer/sander. It removes the swirls and leaves a nice, even finish.
That PC buffer looks like a 7428, no? If so, I have the same one for my vehicles... and it's great for that. I tried it on my Airstream with limited success. The Cyclo made a world of difference the first time I went to it from the Porter Cable. Much faster and "deeper" results, if that makes sense.
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What did I get for my trailer today?

A new sewer hose....

Well, you asked..
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What did I get for my trailer today?

A new sewer hose....

Well, you asked..
Well, don't leave us hanging... Rhino? Revolution? Valterra? WHICH HOSE DID YOU GET?!?!?
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