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Old 04-19-2006, 05:04 AM
victor310
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Default Power Head Electric Jack

Hi: I get to finally pick up unit on the 26th of this mo. My original TM got sold, these has the power head, wich i can keep or they will take it off, not wanting to sound dumb,is it worth it, or is just something else to break, it wont make a difference money wise. Thanks ffor your input.
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:18 AM
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If you are referring to an electric tongue jack, I would say keep it - it is a simple DC motor and not a big maintainance problem. More info can be found by typing "Electric tongue jack" in the search window
Bill
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:20 AM
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Power Head is the electric tongue jack,at least thats what the dealer called it, it was also new to me. always been electri tongue jack
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:28 AM
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I have one on my older TM and love it. I would keep it. like the others say it might improve resale.
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:44 PM
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Victor

Keep that dude!! You will like it. It saves a lot of sweat.

With a little luck, it will have a crank that will work if the electric mechanism fails some day.
If you are real lucky, there is a plug-in for the crank without taking any covers off.
If you are really really lucky, it will have a light that illuminates your hitch ball for night-time hookups!
If you are the most lucky guy in the campground, you won't ever have to plug the crank handle in!!!

Cost of that option is somewhere around $250. You will be happy every time you hook or unhook.
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:39 PM
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We had one on our used TM. I was unsure if it was a plus or not. If you have a crank, do not loose it, keep it handy. Like the jack and tire wrench for the TM's tires. Not that you will ever need it....but keep it handy. If you do not have a power head get one, it is a great time saver at the moment you need to save time. For and example, it is raining and the sooner your hitched the soon you are on your way. I plan to get powered leveling jacks on all four corners soon. Maybe a computer to level for me. Am I weak...no just with the TM camping it is more than the tent stake driving adventure. Now I plan to take mountain climbing classes. Bird photo outings. And other activities which are allowed with a quick camp set up. Yall are most liking looking for, but no I no long look for Bear sight seeing tours.
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:57 PM
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After leveling the TM on the initial trip, as well as in the front yard, I decided that the electric drill was not going to hack it, if you have a fairly good slope you are trying to level the TM on. I already had a 12v electric jack, but did not think I would need to use it, since it seemed that most used an electric drill to do the leveling. I purchased some additional leveling blocks to place the electric jack on, and have used the jack to get the TM level in a very short time, and with little effort. (I'm not soaking wet from perspiration) I still use the electric drill to run the TM jacks up and down, but only have to use the hand crank to snug the TM jacks in place. At home I use a 12v power pack. On the road, I will use the car 12v receptacle. This is one place you can purchase them at.

http://www.comforthouse.com/remconmicsup.html

The leveling was one of the few things about the TM that I found to be difficult to do before opening it up.
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Old 08-28-2006, 06:24 PM
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Rob, have you tried the little stick on levels? I have one on the tongue and one center rear. Open the trailer and level it as close to 100% as you can and Stick them on. They may not wind up 100% level but note the numbers that are on the backround and repeat at the next campsite. Mine work pretty good to get the initial side to side and front to back b4 opening. Then I put a torpedo level on top of the fridge and get it to where I want it from that. I doubt if I spend 10 minutes at it. Depends on how anal I am that day.

Also, a 18 Volt drill will pick it up right off the ground.
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:27 PM
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Iíve got a combination level (fore aft and side to side) glued to the tongue. I made new marks on it after I fine tuned the level, so I know when it is level. However, the effort to hand crank was just too much for me to consider sitting up the TM as being easy. I have three different 18v drills, but they all lug down when I have to raise the TM as high as I do in the front yard. I suggested the 12v jack for anyone else who is so far over the hill, like myself, that they canít even remember what the top of it looked like.
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:35 PM
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About the stick-on levels; We like to get the TM perfectly level before opening it and this requires that the stick-on levels be accurate when the tops are in the down position. It takes a little more work during the first set up but saves time on every set up after that. We follow the regular leveling procedure on the first set up using a short carpenters level (front to back and side to side) on top of the range grate with frequent trips back outside to fine tune the leveling jacks -- cooks like their stoves level. We also check to make sure the fridge is level. Once we have the TM level we close it down and add the stick-on levels -- One on the front (viewable through the TV rear window) and one on the street-side-front-corner (within a couple of steps of the tongue jack). This process is not origional with us or is it rocket science but it is a time saver if you don't already know about it.
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