Those are 3 things we would never leave home without.
The electric jack makes installing the sway control bars on the trailer hitch a breeze. Just use it to jack the rear end of the truck up at the same time it jacks the trailer up and the bars slip right into place.
On ours the stabilizers only have 2 buttons that stabilize all 4 corners of the trailer and they're self leveling. When one side touches the ground it stops and waits for the other side to catch up and then proceeds on.
Electric awnings are great. If you forget to bring it in and it's late and you're already to go to bed you can just push a button without having to go outside to crank it in. A wind speed detector can be installed on the electric awnings and it'll automatically retract the awning when the wind gets to high whether you are there or not.
2010 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8315BSS
2003 Chevy Silverado 1/2 Ton Extended Cab
I currently have none of the three. But I will tell you this...when we uprage in a few months the new TT will have all three of those with power. No more time consuming cranking or pulling. I want to pull in, flip a switch and start enjoying...without being covered in sweat!
I wouldn't be without all 3.
The tounge jack takes all the work out of hitching and un-hitching. The awning is nice, as that when the wind picks up all I have to do is hit the button. The stabilizers work great, and seem slow but as another poster commented you are putting down or up 2 jacks at once. And ALL can be done with one hand allowing an adult beverage to be contained in the other hand.
Steve & Joyce
2011 Chevrolet 2500 Z71 4X4
2013 Montana High Country 343 RL
1996 Celebrity 200 Boat
2000 Yamaha 1200 LTD Waverunner
2012 Ford Mustang GT (Mama's ride)
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Call me old fashion, but of the three, the powered tongue jack seems to be the only option I would consider. I can see that being a handy thing to have.
The electric level jacks are so slow, it is horrible to watch them raise and lower. I watched another TT with them this weekend and I bring a cordless drill wiht a 19mm socket and I zipped all four of my manual jacks down faster than their one set of electic units even got half way down. Plus I have the drill for anything else.
Power awnings, the older ones didn't pivot which didn't help in the rain, the newer ones do, but call me old fashion, I perfer the manual with the arms that can be attached to the ground just in case it is windy.
My final thought, anything electrical can break down, not saying manual things cannot either, but the electrical items can really be a pain in the butt to fix.
I can already hear the "the other hand can hold a cold beer" excuses already.. lol
Dan, Tammy, Cory, Leah and Adam
2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.0
2012 Conquest 297DBS
GM Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
Our new Bullet came with the power tongue jack and a power awning--we love them both. As already stated, the power tongue jack makes hitching and un-hitching so easy. And while I was too concerned about negative reviews of the power awning, I have come to marvel at how easy it makes opening and closing it. It especially makes it easy to keep the awning clean after any rain while at home--just a push of the button to open and dry it out and then close it up.
We have manual stabilizer jacks and we use our cordless drill for those. I was told by our dealer that the power stabilizer jacks are very slow--is that true?
2012 Keystone Bullet 281BHS
2004 Toyota Sequoia
ProPride 3P - what a hitch!
I'm very confused about the some of the posts that complain about power awnings. Mine pivots and has an auto-dumping feature for rain. I may have to roll it up when it's really windy but it's no big deal because all I have to do is press a button.
I'm currently looking at power tongue jacks and my stabilizers are sort of power because I use my cordless drill with the correct socket on it. I'm not sure how the power stabilizers would be much better because I like to put blocks under them so I'm down there anyway.
Camping is supposed to leave the luxury of every day life away, smores on a campfire, swimming at a campground pool or pond, etc... If we make everything simple as just a flick of a swich, we may as just stay at home.
Also, I am not a fan of tv while camping, again call me old fashion...