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It’s Electric – The New Tongue Jack

Barker VIP 2000 electric jack

OK so we used the hand cranking tongue jack a total of 2 times before we decided we needed an electric one.  I assume everyone feels this way or else they use this task to work out and muscle up 🙂  Here’s how it went – we decided to do the work ourselves and it was great.

The first thing we did was to remove the propane tank cover and the 2 propane tanks.  As you can see the area underneath the tanks was dirty and rusted.  We cleaned the metal and sprayed a coating of Rustoleum to prevent further rust.   Next we removed the 3 bolts holding down the old hitch and cleaned the area.  Here is a direct link to the hitch: Barker VIP RV Power Jack

Cover and propane tanks removed – old hand crank hitch still on

The front bolt needed to touch metal so we used a wire brush to remove the painted surface – perfect.

We used a wire brush to expose fresh metal for contact

The wire cable was attached to one of the trailer batteries.  We drilled a hole in the battery box and fed the cable through.  Look in the right upper corner above and you will see the hole.

We drilled a hole in the battery box to thread the cable

Battery box with drilled hole for cable

All done and ready to use.

One Comment

  1. We use the Barker VIP hitch too and it’s great. The install was easy, as you mentioned, and we did it ourselves. Have fun out there.


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