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My Top 5 Best Electric Tounge Jacks – There IS a Better Way!

My Top 5 Best Electric Tounge Jacks – There IS a Better Way!

Are you tired of cranking up your Travel Trailer by hand? Are you wondering where those sore shoulders came from?  Or maybe you’re wondering what to replace your old worn-out electric jack with.

In this post, I’m going to review My Top 5 Best Electric Tounge Jacks and show you that there IS a Better Way!

The old manual tongue jacks served their purpose in the day and have been standard equipment on most travel trailers forever.  Some of you may avtually still like them but, as with most things (pick something) times are a changing.

A few years ago, (perhaps a decade), electric tongue jacks started to appear on travel trailers but were only an option that you could purchase as an upgrade.

In recent years, some in the RV industry have started to include Electric Tongue Jacks as standard equipment on their higher-end models and some of the lower-end ones as well. But, it turns out some of them are not all that great. In my opinion, they are of lesser quality and don’t last as long as they should and are not the ones I am reviewing here.

We had one trailer that we chose the electric option for and had to replace it twice. Luckily, we had an extended warranty and the dealer replaced the jack at no charge to us. They gave us a better brand for the second replacement.

Today, electric tongue jacks are becoming more common but, as I said, they are still not the best quality.  Now, however, there are better options available when the old ones break.

Some are digital (with memory). Some are more powerful (up to 5000 lb capacity), while others have advanced in technology that wasn’t available even a couple of years ago.

So… with that said, let’s get into what’s available for us RV’rs that are looking to upgrade. One more thing; the prices are pretty reasonable as well, In my humble opinion of course.


Just a heads up:

Before we get into this though, I should let you know that this post contains links to these products.  So If you choose to purchase through one of these links I will receive a commission that WILL NOT add anything extra to the cost of whatever it is that you purchase.



I received a comment from a visitor that caused me some concern.  This person thought that these jacks could be used for lifting a vehicle to fix a flat tire.  I want to clear this up before I move on with this post.

This is no reflection on the person who left the comment.  On the contrary, nobody knows everything about everything, myself included. With that said, here goes and I hope this will clear things up.

Electric Jacks, like the ones I have reviewed here, are not made to be used to lift your truck, car or any other vehicle.

Their sole purpose of THESE Jacks is to raise the front end of the TRAILER high enough so that the tow vehicle can back under the hitch and then the jack lowers the hitch down onto the ball of the tow vehicle and is properly attached so it can be towed to a destination.


OK.  Now that we have cleared that up, what do you say we continue,


Husky Super Brute 82022 Electric Jack with Remote Control

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  • This jack has a 5,000 lb. lift capacity, the strongest in this list
  • A full 18″ stroke.
  • Weather-protected.
  • Easy to use soft-trigger switches with a backlit panel.
  • 3-sided high-output LED light system for easier night hitching
  • Up/Down 6″ cycle travel time of 60 seconds. This would take longer if you had to manually crank it.
  • Comes with a 6″ 10-gauge power supply line
  • 2-1/4″ jack diameter
  • Equipped with an advanced 20mm Ball Screw which is designed to provide superior lifting capacity which reduces friction, amperage draw and motor wear. The high capacity ball nut is rated for heavy-duty use and gives this jack a 20% increase in capacity
  • One year Warranty.

I listed this one first because of its lift capacity and the number of positive reviews.


  • I think the jack is reasonably priced considering the 5000 lb capacity
  • No strong-arm required
  • Easy to use and install
  • Has remote control. (Don’t lose it. You could Velcro it to the inside of a storage door)
  • Out of 89 Amazon customer reviews, 76 were 4-5 star and 13 were 3 or less
  • Easy on the back


  • More expensive than a manual jack which is to be expected right?
  • Like all electrical gadgets, it could break down. Humans made it so it’s not perfect. You still have the manual jack until you can replace it.


Uriah Products UC500010 Electric Trailer Jack

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  • Lift range: 9″ to 31.5″ which includes the 4.5″ Drop leg. A total travel height of 18 inches.
  • Up to 5000 lbs jacking capacity. As with all products that have a capacity rating, It is advised that you do not exceed those maximum weight capacities.
  • Easy to use switch for raising and lowering your hitch on and off the tow vehicle.
  • Water-resistant motor with a one-piece plastic housing. I would still recommend covering the motor with a bucket or other water PROOF covering.
  • This Jack has an oversized adjustable footpad which provides great stability.
  • Ball screw design and Brake motor increases lift efficiency and reduced friction.
  • The 7-way quick plug-in connector with a plastic holder to keep the connector in place when not in use.


  • Less expensive than the Husky but still a great value
  • It also has a 5000 LB Capacity. It should be more than enough to do the job.
  • Easy to use. No elbow grease required.
  • Easy to install. No need to wire into the trailer electrical system. An advantage if your trailer has a manual jack.


  • The shipping costs via Amazon are a little high but even included this is still a good value
  • One would have to unplug the trailed 7-pin plug in order to use the jack plug unless you had tow 7-pin plugs on the tow vehicle. This would just be a small inconvenience and really, you don’t need to have the trailer plugged in anyway.
  • Motor mounted on the front instead of the side. This, apparently makes it hard for some truck owners to let down their truck tailgates.

Next up I have the

Husky HB4500 4500 lbs. Brute Power Jack

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  • This trailer jack has a powerful 4,500-pound rating, 12-volt operation with hardened steel gears
  • 18-inch full stroke and a 6-inch adjustable drop-down leg reduces time to set jack which reduces wear and tear on the motor
  • 3 LED light system on the front and both sides to illuminate hitch and spring bar area
  • Has a friction-reducing ball screw, a feature usually found in more expensive jacks
  • Weather-resistant trailer connector storage bracket
  • One-piece cover to keep the rain out


  • Less weight capacity but still a great choice with plenty of lifting power
  • Cheaper than the Husky 82022 Super Brute
  • Storage for the 7-pin plug.
  • Easy installation and, again, no need to wire into the trailer electrical system.
  • It seems to be more popular than the Husky 82022 Super Brute, probably because it’s cheaper.
  • 603 customer reviews on Amazon with an average of 4.3 stars (76% – 5-star rating)


  • Same as above: The motor is mounted on the front instead of the side. This, apparently makes it hard for some truck owners to let down their truck tailgates.
  • Shipping costs are about $50 shipping to Canada. That said, I still think it’s a good value


Next up we have the:

Bulldog Reese 500199 A-Frame Power Jack 4000 LB Capacity

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  • Powerful Jack with heavy-duty 4000 lbs. lift capacity.
  • An exclusive Spring Loaded Drop Leg Pull Pin gives you 22″ of total travel -14″ travel plus a long 8″ drop leg makes for easy access, even when a weight distribution system is in place.
  • Single-Axis Level makes level deployment easy
  • Emergency Manual Override allows operation in case your battery goes dead.
  • 3 LED Courtesy Lights Illuminate the coupling area which makes hooking up and disconnecting at night easy.


  • Easy to install.
  • Strong 4000 LB lift capacity.
  • Quiet operation
  • The exclusive Spring Loaded Drop Leg Pull Pin provides 22″ of total travel. That’s 14″ travel plus the 8″ drop leg.
  • Easy access, even when a weight distribution system is present.
  • Single-Axis Level makes level deployment effortless
  • Emergency Manual Override when the battery is drained


  • Some reviews say that the supplied LED lights are not bright enough. One said they can be replaced.
  • Make sure you purchase butt to butt connectors for 10 Gage wires, (not supplied by the manufacturer).
  • It does not come with bolts to connect it to the trailer. Keep the old ones or purchase new.


Lippert Smart Jack with 3,500 lbs. Capacity

I wanted to include this power jack because it has a couple of extra goodies that make lifting, hitching and lowering your trailer even easier. I’ll get to that in a moment.

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  • One of the features I wanted to mention is the “Auto-hitch memory” function. This means that the Smart jack remembers where your hitch height is. All you do is, raise your hitch off your tow vehicle.  To re-hitch your trailer, press and release both the up and down arrow simultaneously 3 times within 2 seconds,  The jack will automatically retract or extend to the original hitch height position. I think this is a great feature.
  • 3, 500-pound capacity
  • XL 9″ diameter footpad. The largest I have read about.
  • Drop leg with four-position height adjustments


  • Standard XL 9″ diameter footpad.
  • Auto-Hitch Memory Function.
  • Backlit control panel which makes it easier to operate in the dark.
  • Comes with bolts. I don’t think the others include this.
  • LED lights that shine on the hitch the way they should.


  • The 3500 LB Capacity is the lowest of these jacks and would not be the best choice for trailers with a hitch weight of over 1100 LBS.
  • The shipping charges to Canada. The purchase price in Canada is well over the limit for free shipping when ordering from

Final Remarks:

So… there you have it. These are my top choices for Electric Tongue Jacks to help you stop being a crank and keep you in a better mood with less pain.

No sweat, no sore muscles, not too hard on the pocketbook.

I want to be honest with you. I don’t have any of these on my travel trailer but I do have an electric jack that has a 3500 LB capacity. (Came with the trailer and I am planning an upgrade in the future). It really is a nice upgrade from the old-fashioned crank-it system.

If I was to make a choice of which one I would like on my trailer, I would choose the Husky 82022 and I intend to get one as soon as the budget allows for it. I like the extra 1500 LBS of lifting capacity and the security that comes with it.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and that it has been some help to you in choosing your next electric tongue jack.

If you have had any experience with electric tongue jacks (good or bad) I would love to read your story.  If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the space provided below as well and I will answer them as soon as I see them. Usually the same day.

Also, if there is anything that you would like me to write about or an issue you would like me to discuss, you can leave that request at the bottom of this post as well.

Until then, I hope you have a safe and happy camping season this year and, remember to always drive safe.

Wayne,  Owner of RV Safety Tips and Tricks

30 thoughts on “My Top 5 Best Electric Tounge Jacks – There IS a Better Way!

  1. Hello, Wayne.

    After reading your article, I am happy to say that you have given us plenty of good options with this review of your Top 5 Tongue Jacks.

    We recently bought a used trailer that we like but, the manual crank is hard to use so we are looking for a better option. Your first option might be the best Jack to meet our need. It looks very interesting and It could be to our advantage to have one of these. 

    Thank you very much for sharing this article on electric tongue Jacks. 

    1. Hello, back and thanks for your comment.

      First, congratulations on the purchase of your RV Trailer.  I hope you have many happy memories discovering all the sites and scenery where you live.

      I’m also glad that I was able to help you gain knowledge about these tongue jacks.  I’m not sure if Amazon ships to or in your country but I’m sure there are options available to you where you live.   One way to find out is to go to and see what it says about shipping to your destination.

      They really are pain saver and time saver and definitely worth swapping out for your crank version.


  2. Thank you so much for all these great jack options. We recently purchased a used trailer which we love, but the manual crank is difficult to use and we’re looking for an alternative that is easier but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. You’ve done a lot of the leg work for me in giving me so many choices to look at. Do you have any personal experience with any of these jacks? Thanks!

    1. Hi, Shannon and thanks for the comment and congratulations on your new/used purchase.  I’m also glad I was able to help with your “leg work”.

      In answer to your question… I have no experience with these particular jacks but I do have a different make/model on my trailer that came as standard equipment and I really like it.  My trailers tongue weight is 1100 lbs so, at 3500 LBS Capacity, it does the job.  That’s more than three times the lift weight.  

      But as I said in my post, the ones supplied by the manufactures are not the best and there is no telling how long they will last.

      If you click through the link to Amazon, check out the video for the Husky.  

      I will say, though, that as soon as our budget permits it, I will be upgrading to my top pick.  I think it’s the best option and I like the remote option.

      The 4500 LB Capacity would work just as well for my trailer.  There is just a little more security and gusto with the 5000.   Check your tongue weight first and if you think one of these would be an option come back and click on the link.

      Hope this answers your question. If you have any others, I’m here and ready to help.

      Happy RV’ing,


  3. What a great list of jacks. Tough to decide which one to go with, but I think the Husky 82022 would be my pick. I like that it has a remote control, but I would be nervous about losing it. Like you said, a bit of Velcro can do the trick. 

    1. Hi, Nate and thanks for your comment and yes, I think this is a pretty good lineup as well.  There are a number of other Electric Jacks out the to choose from but I chose these ones because the customer reviews were very positive.

      The Husky 82022 would be my choice as well.  My Travel trailer only has a tongue weight of 1100 LBS but having this on my trailer would take away all worries of jack breakdowns.

      After a little more research I was able to find out that the remote is small enough to put on your keychain.  It’s kind of like the old ones they used to have for cars and trucks and there are two of them.

      Would that be an option? I know it’s another thing on an already cluttered (in some cases) keychain but it would be a lot harder to lose it that way.

      This Jack also has something called “Smart Stop Technology”  This means that when the jack reaches it’s upward or downward limits it automatically cuts power to the jack in order to stop hitting a hard stop thus contributing to longer jack life.

      Thanks again for your comment and I hope that answers your concerns and if you have any other questions, ask away.


  4. Your review of ELECTRIC TONGUE JACKS is interesting and It’s good that you clarified the type of Jack you are reviewing.  It would be easy for a layman to think ‘electric tongue jacks’ were used for lifting cars. They can’t be blamed.

    If you’re not looking at the eco-friendly status, I think ‘Husky2 Super Brute Electric Jack with Remote Control’ is good for recommendations. The Ib’s capacity is good but its user needs to be very careful in handling it.
    Others are also good compared to the manual jacks which demand high manpower.

    1. Thanks for your comments, Stella and I’m glad you found my post interesting. 

      I think it’s always good to clarify what you are talking about in an article otherwise you may as well not write it.  Some people are not RV’ers and therefore are not in touch with what is available to the RV owner.  And yes, because of this I can understand how someone might make a mistake about their intended use. 

      I’m not sure what you mean when you talk about “Eco-friendly status”.  Perhaps you could clarify that for me.  When I think of “Eco-friendly” I think about lessening my carbon footprint.  

      To me, there is nothing about these jacks that would increase my carbon footprint as they run off of batteries.  In the event that they should break down, I think most if not all of the components that make up the jack can be recycled to make new products.

      the Husky 82022 with remote would be my choice as well.  And not to downplay the safety aspect,  These electric jacks are quite safe to use.  Having a remote control would make it easy to do the job solo when hooking up the travel trailer.

      I hope this “clarifies a few things for you and if you have any further comments or questions, I’ll be here.


  5. This electric tongue jack for your trailer, to make hitching up easier, is a great idea especially if you have back problems, or are getting on a bit in age.

    I am from a generation, which only had mechanical jacks, without any LED lights, to help you see what you are doing, but also had no problems with how much the jack could lift.

    The nine-inch diameter foot on the Lippert Smart jack gets a star rating all on its own in my book.  If you’ve ever been in a place where it’s been raining, and the ground is soft, the normal jack just sinks into the mush, a great feature. 

    The other good points are the LED lighting, the auto memory function, and including the installation bolts.  These points would make this my selection, although the price is a bit high with the shipping and import taxes.

    The Husky 82022 is also a good buy, with its high lifting power, which would be great, for a fully loaded caravan.  The remote control is good as well and with LED lighting, also makes this a good buy.

    1. Hey, Robert, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on my post.

      Yes, Robert, I am from that generation as well.  the manual ones did their job and did it well even though they were a lot of work. I had one on a tent trailer.

      I am hedging on 70 years young soon and I have some of those issues so havingan electric tongue jack makes it way easier to do the job.

      I like the 9″ foot feature on the Lippert jack as well and for added ground coverage, you could add a piece or two of 2X12 under the foot as well making it even more stable on soft ground.

      Along with the other tech upgrades, I would really like to see Lippert Components take their jack to a higher level with more weight capacity.  If they could do that It would be my #1 choice.  

      As far as being a little more pricey, (and it is only a little), I believe this is because of the technical innovations they have included.  In particular the hight memory.  No more guessing and you have to like that.

      All that said, for now, the Husky 5000 with the remote will be my choice.


  6. You’re a lifesaver Wayne!

    I’ve been doing hard labour all these while that I totally forgot to check online, electric jacks where have you been all my life! I’m looking at the Husky 82022 Super Brute Electric Jack, that would save me a lot of time and energy but is it as water resistant as that of the Uriah’s? 

    1. Thanks for your comment, Riaz and yes,  I think they are.  If built properly, ALL electric tongue jacks should be water resistant.  So, even though they claim to be water resistant, as an added precaution, (which is what I do), you can turn an empty plastic bucket upside down over the top.  This will guarantee absolute waterproof.

      I hope this helps in your decision,


  7. Thank you for your review. You have shown that in every industry there are newer and newer things coming out to help us solve our problems.  

    Thanks for sharing honestly in your article that none of them are still the best quality, so suggesting that even better ones will be coming. As I’m not a technical person I’d like to thank you for the detailed technical information here. 

    I appreciate your mentioning several positive reviews about Husky 82022. Price is always an important factor but this one – being not a manual jack – naturally is more expensive. My choice would be this one too – at the time being. Wishing you a happy camping season!

    1. Hello, Agnes and thank you, so much, for your comment.

      Yes, it seems that no matter where you look there are always improvements being made and the RV industry is no different.

      Your reference “that none of them are still the best quality” isn’t quite right.  I was talking more about the standard equipment that manufacturers use when it comes to electric tongue jacks. The one that was installed on my trailer is strong enough to do the job at 3500 LB capacity but when I Google the make it doesn’t even show up on my internet search.

      The ones that were on my other trailer obviously weren’t the best either.  They both failed within a few months of being installed.  That’s why I made that reference.

      The other top 4 that I reviewed are what I consider to be the best simply because of the higher weight capacity.  This extra muscle means that they don’t have to work so hard and the use of bearing and screw technology means there is less wear and tear as opposed to gear technology.

      The fifth one has that little extra bit of tech and if they made that one in a 4500-5000 Lb capacity, it would be the best.  I like the memory part the best.

      I hope this helps with your understanding and thanks again for your comment,



  8. These jacks are certainly a must for anyone who does the RV thing on a regular basis and are essential gear if you want your back muscles to last.

    The power jacks, to me, would make more sense. Even though they are a bit more expensive, they offer a better and safer experience all around, with more convenience. 

    I love that the Lippert Smart Jack remembers the hitch height automatically. 

    You recommend the Husky as the one you would get, and as far as I can see this isn’t a power jack, but can lift heavier loads than some of the others.

    1. Hi, Michel and thanks for your comment.

      I certainly have to agree with you about these devices being easier on the muscles.  I have some back and shoulder issues so this technology is really helpful to me.  I’m not a lazy person but neither do I like pain.

      Yes, I like that part about the Smart jack as well.  I just wish they would come out with one that had a 4000 – 5000 LB capacity.  To me, that would be the best of both worlds.

      Lastly, I’m not sure what you meant when you said the Husky wasn’t a power jack.  It is “Powered” by electricity so, Yes it is a “power” jack.  

      I also like that the Husky comes with a remote control so you can stand clear of the hitch.  I think this would be very helpful if one had a backup camera on their tow vehicle.  They could lower the hitch onto the ball while still in the vehicle.

      I hope that clears things up.

      All the best,


  9. Hi Wayne

    This review on the 5 best electric Jacks was very useful, as my friend has a camper van for which one of these devices will be useful if their tyres get flat. I can imagine how useful these devices would be if you do not have the physical strength to use a manual jack. The 5 chosen each have their own merits and it would be interesting to see  how they perform in a real life situation.

    The electric Jack’s must also offer more protection, so that if the van falls it would be less likely to cause injury to the user.  I imagine the time saved would be a blessing especially if the weather is very bad outside.

    Thank you for this review.


    1. Thanks for your comment, Antonio but, I think you might be a little confused about the use these jacks are intended for. So… I hope you are not offended or mind as I offer you this explanation.

      These jacks that I have reviewed here are meant to be used on towable trailers like the kind used by construction contractors or people who tow travel trailers.  These are not meant to jack up a vehicle when there is a flat tire.  

      Their sole purpose of these Jacks is to raise the front end of the TRAILER high enough so that the tow vehicle can back under the hitch and then the jack lowers the hitch down onto the ball of the tow vehicle and is properly attached so it can be towed to a destination.

      Please, do not advise your friend to buy one of these for the purpose you have mentioned.  That is not what they are for.

      I hope I have adequately explained the use of these jacks and cleared up any confusion you may have had.


  10. Actually, this is very informative. I’m an RV owner though I do not engage its use unless we are going on a family camping or on rare occasions. 

    I never would have thought of electric tongue jacks if not that I read it on this post. Based on what I’ve read, these jacks seem to be the game changer but I’m not really very certain of their durability. 

    I accept the fact that they would come in handy and very helpful but then, I wouldn’t want to consider going for easy fit over durability. The Husky 82022 Super Brute Electric Jack with Remote Control seems to be the best here coupled with a reasonable price range, its good.

    1. Hello, Ro, and thanks for your comment.  I’m glad that you found it helpful.

      Nice to hear from a fellow RV’er. Do you have a travel trailer, fifth wheel or coach/motorhome?

      In answer to your concerns? First, as we all know, nothing is perfect.  But the research I have done tells me that these jacks are very reliable. Amazon Customer reviews are very positive.  

      Secondly, I want to add,  the durability depends on the frequency of use and how much weight is being lifted.  Smaller trailers have less tongue weight and larger ones have more.

      My own travel trailer has a tongue weight of about 1100 Lbs.  The electric jack that came with the unit has a lift capacity of 3500 Lbs. which is more than triple.  That would be adequate for my trailer but the concern for me is, the jack is standard factory install so I’m not that sure how reliable it really is. (Further research required) 

      I say this because, as I mentioned in my post, I had to replace an electric jack twice.  Both were the same make, from the same manufacturer and both failed within a season.  Luckily they were covered by an extended warranty and the second replacement was way better.

      If it should have to replace the one on my current trailer, I will definitely go for one with more gusto, either the Husky HB4500 or the Husky 82022 Super Brute ( I like the remote too). Oh, and the technology in the Husky brand is better as well.  I would describe it as a bearing/ screw mechanism as opposed to gears.  This makes them quieter, smoother running and less likely to break down.

      I hope this lessens your concerns and helps you make an informed decision.

      Happy family camping and stay safe,


  11. I find the article to be very thorough and concise. Not having any experience with travel trailers I can only voice what I have noticed when seeing them being parked by campers. I have seen men and women alike struggling with the hand crank type jacks and have often wondered why they didn’t have electric jacks on the trailers. Now I know. 

    The comparisons you did between the top of the line and the lesser priced ones were good. Also where you added the Pros and Cons. From my very limited knowledge, I would be inclined to favor the first one also, the Husky 82022. But the last one with the “auto hitch memory function” would be a definite thing to have. Along with the 9″ foot pad. I have always seen people carrying a 2×8 to set the leg on or a concrete block. 


    1. Thank you, so much, for your comment, Sonny.  

      Hand cranking?  I have often wondered that myself and I have also been on the other end doing the cranking myself so I fully understand the benefits of having an electric one.  It just makes that part of RV’ing easier.  

      The older we get, the more issues our bodies have so, anything we can do to reduce the effect of those issues, iI think is a good thing.

      If my tongue jack gives up the ghost I will replace it with the Husky as well.  I like the idea of having the extra weight capacity.  The tongue weight on my travel trailer is 1100 pounds.  The capacity of my current jack is 3500 pounds.  It seems like that would be enough but I think a little more would be better.

      As for the “Auto hitch memory”, If they made that in a #5000 capacity I would take that as well.  It really comes down to hitch weight and ease of conscience.  With the stronger one, there would be a lot less worry about something breaking down.

      Your comment about something under the jack is something we also do.  We actually put about 6-8 inches of material, (be it 2×6 or extra levellers).  This reduces the amount of time lowering the jack which, in turn, puts less wear and tear on the jack and increases its life span.

      Perhaps, someday, you might want to have a trailer of your own.  If that ever happens, come on back and check out some of my other posts.

      Thanks again,


  12. My husband and I have been discussing RV’s, and travel trailers along with the benefits and expenses of owning one. We are at a point in our lives where this would be a real treat; however, we are still trying to consider the cost involved. 

    You offered some valuable insight with your review of the electric tongue (something I wouldn’t know anything about otherwise). If we were to get a trailer, new or used, how often would I need to replace equipment like this? Just trying to think of any and all cost that we might run into.

    1. Hey, Melissa, great to hear from you and happy to see that you and your husband are looking at the RV lifestyle and thanks for the great question. RV’ing is a great way to see to get right in the middle of nature, whether at a regular campsite or, even better, Boondocking.

      It’s also cheaper than staying in expensive hotels/motels where you could pay $100’s for a 1-night stay.

      The initial expense is something to consider when purchasing an RV.  There is so much to chose from and the price range can go through the roof depending on what one would want on their wish list and, of course, what they have in the bank or are capable of handling on a payment plan.

      We started out with a tent trailer and were about to pay for most of it with a small loan which we paid off quickly. I think it’s a good way to go.  We saved up for the one we have now.

      There are also other things to consider when looking into RV’s but that’s for an upcoming post.  It sounds like you are willing to do the research so good for you.

      As far as replacing a tongue jack goes?  Well, that’s a little hard to predict.  In my own experience, the jacks that manufacturers put on their trailers are not typically the best. I had to have two electric tongue jacks replaced on a previous trailer.  Luckily for us, this was covered through our extended warranty and the second replacement was much better.

      This is why I would recommend either the top end Husky 5000 LB capacity or the next one down, the Husky 4500 LB capacity.  Both would have enough power for your jacking needs without the worries of breaking down.  They both have bearings in the screw which allow it to operate quicker and smoother. They also shut off automatically before topping or bottoming out.

      I hope I have answered your questions and have found the info helpful.  If you have any further questions let me know and I will do my best to answer them as well.


  13. Power Jacks are great for any type of labor where you need to lift some huge items. It is so much easier to use an automatic jack for these kind of situations as well as much safer. The husky power brute looks to be one of the best for the money. Which of these do you recommend for those on a budget?

    1. You certainly have that right, Jon.  Anytime you can make a hard job easier well… that has to be a good thing.  That’s what electric tongue jacks are all about.

      As to your question? As far as which one would I recommend for those on a budget?  Well… I guess it all depends on the budget.  If you have a little more dispensable income then I would for sure recommend the Husky 5000 capacity @ $245. If your budget is a little tighter then Husky 4500 Capacity @ $218 Might be a better fit.

      Neither of these is terribly expensive and, of course, you have to consider how much you are willing to pay for “peace of mind”. It just comes down to what your budget can afford and your personal preference.

      In terms of safety?  Yes, I would like the digital one as well.  It would be nice if the manufacturer could make a 5000# capacity electric jack along with the other upgrades they offer.  Then we would have the best of both worlds.

      I hope these answers have been helpful and, if you have any other questions I would be more than happy to answer them.


  14. Every time I turn around, I read something awesome on the internet, and this is no exception!  Wow, I did not know they even made electric tongue jacks.  

    I thought if my dad had an old model trailer, he was stuck with sore shoulders!  I’ve never liked watching my Dad crank his trailer by hand, but I had no idea a simple device could help with this!  Yay.  You’ve given us some good choices, but my Dad will ultimately have to pick it out.  

    I saw some are side mounted and you talk about some other technical stuff I’d want him to review, but I just wanted to pop in and tell you a big hearty thanks.  I’m grabbing him one for father’s day for sure!

    1. Hi, Babsie and, Yes, the internet is an amazing place to learn stuff and I’m glad you found this post.  

      Thanks for your comment and, yeah, I think they have been around for a few years now, maybe a decade or a little more, but they’re only just starting to use them as standard equipment on RV’s in the last couple of years.  

      The fact that your dad has an older trailer doesn’t mean that he can’t install one of these and reap the benefits.  And really, they aren’t all the expensive.  He may have to drill some new holes but that’s easy enough and most come with manufacturer supplied bolts to complete the job.  Save the old ones if that’s not the case.

      Yes, the side mounted ones? That was new to me as well and some of the tech advances are pretty cool as well.

      I’m so glad that you thought about your dad when you read this and, yes, it’s a great idea for him to check these out and decide which one would be better.  That said, I would still recommend my first choice… the Husky 5000 LB capacity jack.  

      Thanks again for your comment and I hope your dad likes your gift.


  15. I am appreciative of finding such a detailed and well delineated review of the top 5 best electric tounge jacks.  I had no knowledge of them prior to reading your post and now i am well informed and feel equipped to handle my choice as I was in the market to buy something for my friends who just purchased an RV for an across country road trip.

     I feel like I could totally dial them in with the Husky you mentioned.  

    Thanks for this great value!  


    1. Hello, Bex, and thank you for your comment.  I’m always happy to help people increase their knowledge :).  I think that’s what the internet is all about… people helping people.

      I’m also glad to read that your friends are looking to expand their horizons with the purchase of an RV for a cross country trip.  They are sure to enjoy the freedom and avoid the more expensive hotel rooms plus, they will have it for other trips as well.

      If their RV purchase is a new Travel Trailer, the Electric Tongue Jack will either be an option or standard equipment.  That said, “Standard” or “Option” doesn’t mean a good product.  

      When purchasing a new Travel Trailer, it might be a better option to buy one that has a crank jack and then replace it with a good electric jack like the Husky 5000 or the Husky 4500.

      If they go that route just come back here and click the link.  I’m sure they will be ecstatic about your gift.

      If you have any other questions let me know.  It’s my pleasure to of help in any way I can.


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