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Old 04-23-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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Need to replace tongue jack

I need to replace the tongue jack on the front of my 2006 Sunline 2075.
I need to know the exact dia. and load size to get. The gears feel stripped and it is tough to jack up the trailer. I am looking to replace it with an electric jack. Is this an easy job to do? It looks as easy as supporting the tongue and then removing the 3 bolts. Any info on brand and size would be greately appreciated.

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Most all electric tongue jacks are standard size.. As far as I've seen. Replacement is as straightforward as it seems. I have seen them wired to the wiring junction box, but I have always wired them directly to the battery. The power wire will come, with an inline fuse.

As far as size goes... Get the largest one your budget can handle. A stronger jack, will be less likely to strip it's gears.

Personally, I have used Atwood and Barker. The Barker unit I have, has been on at least 12 different Sunlines. It did strip it's gears once and Barker sent me a new set for free. They even sent instructions on how to change them.

The dry tongue weight on the T-2075 was listed at 570lbs. A 2,500lb tongue jack should work. Have you measured your actual loaded tongue weight yet?

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Old 04-23-2013, 05:18 PM   #3
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thank you for the responce. I was lookin at a barker vip 3000 on ebay for $199. Do you know if the jack is 2" or 2.25"?
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Re: Need to replace tongue jack

For $30. more u can have a Barker 3500. If u ever change trailers you'll have enough jack. I've had mine on 2 trailers. This one a 2001 T2553
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Yes, go with the most powerful you can and it is very easy to switch out. Just put the trailer on your tow vehicle and change the jack out with the 3 bolts. You should be able to do it in 20 min or so depending on how rust locked your bolts are on the old jack.
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