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.