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The Odssey series of electric tongue jacks is the only one that comes with an emergency ratchet style crank socket allowing for easy cranking even if the propane tanks are close behind.* Emergency ratchet style crank socket* Water resistant switches* 18 inch of travel* Easy bolt on installation* Powder coated finish resists rusting.* Extra large adjustable footpad for 4,000 pound unit* Hardened all steel gears Die-cast aluminum cap* Large front light for easy night time viewing* 2 1/4 inch outer tube on 4,000 pound unit.4,000 black.
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The sealed, maintenance-free, 12V motor on this electric jack maintains high speeds, even with heavy loads. Extra-large, articulating footplate prevents sinking. Remote control has a 10' long Features: Electric landing gear jack lets you quickly and easily level and stabilize your trailer when used as part of a set Single-speed, 12V DC motor maintains a high speed, even with heavy loads
After what seemed like a hundred cranks, your trailer is lifted enough to attach the hitch to your truck, but your arm feels ready to fall off. An electric trailer jack can save your arm by lifting your trailer hitch with just the touch of a button. Most electric jacks use 12V power, so you can hook them up to a battery while you are out on the go and not worry about finding an outlet. Most models also include a manual jack handle as well so you can still lift the trailer, even if your battery runs out of power. The Barker electric trailer jack is a commonly found option, and the VIP 3500 can handle most campers and travel trailers, as it is rated to lift up to 3,500 lbs. This model lifts trailers up to 18 inches, so you can easily attach your trailer to your truck or SUV. There are many electric trailer jack options available with many lift capabilities, and with the large inventory available on eBay, you can lift your trailer with the touch of a button in no time.
The former, obviously, and through personal experience, is much harder to use than the latter. However, the primary benefit of the manual jack is that it COULD be less prone to breaking since it is a simpler device. The electric trailer jack could fail electrically or mechanically. The electric trailer jack will also require installation or some know-how as far as wiring goes. 

From my research I found that your 16-ft Airstream Bambi has an A-frame. I recommend the Husky Brute Electric Trailer jack, part # HT87247. This jack features a 6-inch drop leg and lift of 18 inches so the total travel is 24 inches. This also includes a manual override if needed. This is a bolt-on installation. To keep the jack protected from the elements over prolonged periods of time I recommend part # UF38-944020.
A trailer tongue jack is designed to lift the front of the trailer, so you first need to know how much this is. The most accurate way to determining trailer tongue weight is to, well, weigh your trailer. Or you can spitball by figuring out what 15% of your trailer's maximum weight is, as tongue weight should be no more than 15% of the weight of your trailer.
Portable, wireless hitch alignment system uses interference-free digital transmission. Water-resistant camera comes with magnet and suction cup mounts for simple setup. Hand-held monitor has a 2-1/2", color LCD screen. Storage case included. Features: Hitch alignment system makes it easy to back your tow vehicle up to your trailer for hookup Simplifies lining up hitch ball with coupler Perfect for hitching up goosenecks, fifth wheels,
Quickly and easily install a 4-way trailer connector on your vehicle with this custom harness. T-One connector plugs directly into OEM tow package wiring harness - no cutting or splicing required. vehicle's wiring matches that of your trailer Powered module connects directly to avoid overloading your vehicle's electrical system Constructed of 16-gauge bonded wire Comes with dust cap for 4-way flat
The cover has worked great. The reason for only 4 stars is that we took preventative measures when it arrived. Many reviews complained about it leaking. We turned it inside out and sealed all the seams. Once dry, we put a plastic bag on first and then this cover. Using both has made a water/weather proof cover to protect the electronics of our power lift. The plastic on its own is not strong enough, adding this cover made the difference.
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