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Let's Christen the new Forum w/ a Happijac versus Rieco Titan discussion!

sasquatchgeoff
Explorer II
Explorer II

Hello group, a lot has changed since my last post, along with the march of time...

I have the two forward happijac (old #600510) original motors failed for a couple years now and have been limping along waiting for the old-style replacement motor to come in stock. This waiting has me thinking a lot about just switching the whole mess out for a Rieco Titan system. Anyone who might have done this swap, I would be very grateful for input. I've searched the group and theres a whole lot of negative discussion around happijac, but haven't seen much in the way of a HJ/RT comparison. As always, ever grateful. 

1996 F350 SRW CrewCab XLT 7.3L PS 2019 NL 10-2EXCD SE
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srschang
Nomad
Nomad

I added Rieco Titan power jacks to our 2003 camper after a couple years of using a battery drill on the manual jacks.  It was a huge improvement.  The same RT system was on the camper when I sold it in 2019.  The RT system was still working perfectly after 14 years.  Our new camper we bought in 2019 came with a Happijac system.  I was leery after all the bad I had heard about HJ from this forum and others.   Sure enough, after two years the right front motor quit working.  I took it all apart, and couldn't see anything wrong with it.  No water infiltration, nothing  It would only work if I gave it power and turned the gear on the motor to get it spinning.  So, as replacement motors weren't available, I bought one of the new style motors.  It's worked perfect the last couple years, still running 3 old style motors and 1 new style motor.

My take - I have tremendous faith in the Rieco Titan system, and close to zero faith in the Happijac system.



2022 Ram 3500 Dually Crewcab Longbed Cummins, 2019 Northstar 12 STC

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Bedlam
Moderator
Moderator

My second camper with Rieco jacks. Happijac has stepped up their product with stronger units, but I feel this is a catch up to RT rather than surpassing them. I have not compared pricing for replacement parts, so maybe there is more value in one than the other?


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sasquatchgeoff
Explorer II
Explorer II

Thanks for the comments. I think I will investigate changing them all out to Rieco

1996 F350 SRW CrewCab XLT 7.3L PS 2019 NL 10-2EXCD SE

Bedlam
Moderator
Moderator

My second camper with Rieco jacks. Happijac has stepped up their product with stronger units, but I feel this is a catch up to RT rather than surpassing them. I have not compared pricing for replacement parts, so maybe there is more value in one than the other?


Host Mammoth 11.5 on Ram 5500 HD

srschang
Nomad
Nomad

I added Rieco Titan power jacks to our 2003 camper after a couple years of using a battery drill on the manual jacks.  It was a huge improvement.  The same RT system was on the camper when I sold it in 2019.  The RT system was still working perfectly after 14 years.  Our new camper we bought in 2019 came with a Happijac system.  I was leery after all the bad I had heard about HJ from this forum and others.   Sure enough, after two years the right front motor quit working.  I took it all apart, and couldn't see anything wrong with it.  No water infiltration, nothing  It would only work if I gave it power and turned the gear on the motor to get it spinning.  So, as replacement motors weren't available, I bought one of the new style motors.  It's worked perfect the last couple years, still running 3 old style motors and 1 new style motor.

My take - I have tremendous faith in the Rieco Titan system, and close to zero faith in the Happijac system.



2022 Ram 3500 Dually Crewcab Longbed Cummins, 2019 Northstar 12 STC