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Old 02-25-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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Scamp Tongue Jack Wheel

I just noticed on Scamp's website and Facebook page their trailers dont have tongue jack wheels. How do you move it around if you cant roll it? Can you remove the sand pad and install a wheel?
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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I didn't notice the lack of wheel until two of us tried to reposition the front of the Scamp the first time I took it camping.
I'm thinking I'll just get a 1000# bolt-on wheel jack from Northern Tool or Harbor Freight and attach it to the other arm of the tongue so I can use it to move the trailer more easily in the future. I'll still use the fixed foot jack to rest the tongue on while camping tho.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:30 PM   #3
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I have a 1975 Trillium and it has no wheel, just a skid plate. This trailer is lite enought that you can skid it around if the ground is fairly solid. I may also get a bolt on wheel jack and instal on other side. It would make it easier if ground is soft.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #5
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I just noticed on Scamp's website and Facebook page their trailers dont have tongue jack wheels. How do you move it around if you cant roll it? Can you remove the sand pad and install a wheel?
Its an option item - $22 for the wheel - the whole assembly new is about $60 from Camping world.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:37 PM   #6
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Wonder why Scamp left that out of their brochure/website? You'd think lots of folks would be asking about it.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:08 PM   #7
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If you have a 13'er you just pick it up and move it.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:16 PM   #8
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LOL, maybe you can but I'm only 5 ft tall and no way am I picking up 150+ pound of tongue weight. I cant pick the T@b tongue up either.

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:23 PM   #9
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I use a HF tongue dolly to push my trailer around in it's home parking space. Weighing more than a ton, I'm not sure I'd trust the tongue jack to NOT bend if it had a wheel. And once it got bent, even a little bit... it wouldn't retract. YMMV
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:32 PM   #10
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My T@b has a jockey wheel which makes it very convenient to push into the exact location you want it at your campsite. Our popups had wheels too even though you couldnt very easity manuever one. At Scamp Camp, we were able to get a site b/c we fit on the tent site since we were able to hand navigate the T@b through the trees where a tow vehicle couldnt go. I figured folks moved their 13 ft Scamp around by hand to whatever direction they wanted to face as well. Maybe folks dont? I do like those trailer dollys for home use though I wouldnt want to travel with one. Now that I think about, dont all the current manufacturers have jack wheels?
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:46 PM   #11
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I do like the jack wheels on the tab's. My 16' Scamp, I can remove the skid on the jack(held on by a pin) and replace it with a wheel(when I buy one). But I would want a larger diameter wheel than is sold as a jack attachment. The bigger the wheel, the easier to move!
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Wonder why Scamp left that out of their brochure/website? You'd think lots of folks would be asking about it.
You will find it on their website in the parts department
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Any ideas as to why it says "16Ft only"??


Wheel For Front Tongue Jack For 16ft Trailer

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You will find it on their website in the parts department
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Scamp sells two different sized A frame tongue jacks, one for the 13 ft, one for the 16 ft, but actually the 16 ft one probably would fit on the 13 ft, just the ratings are different 1000# vs 2000# I suspect, but I would think you could get a wheel for the 1000# jack which would replace sand pad. I personally dont have a wheel on my jack (for a 16ft) I dont think it would roll very good in sand?gravel and also those tubes the jacks are made of are really not made for the side stress of pushing around (think folding or bending)
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