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Old 09-23-2017, 03:38 PM   #1
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Have you ever done this to your trailer? We bottomed out and caught and bent our electronic lift. Now what do I do? I'm going to leave it on the vehicle until we get home because I'm not sure I could reattach with a car jack - but do I just take it to an event dealer for repairs? 🤢
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:42 PM   #2
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Yep, not on an Escape, but on a construction trailer. An easy fix for a welding shop.
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:59 PM   #3
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I know it's not electric, but it sure makes a good argument for a Jack-E-Up removable front landing wheel holder. Once hitched to the tow ball, give it a 6th of a turn and remove it. Toss it in your rig. Great for pickups because it allows you to open the tailgate with the trailer attached. I love mine.
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:15 PM   #4
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I know it's not electric, but it sure makes a good argument for a Jack-E-Up removable front landing wheel holder. ...
Or the Ultimate Jack.. both accomplish about the same thing.

Was there any damage to the trailer's frame that might make it not road-worthy?
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That looks very interesting. The electric jack is easy but a bit noisy for the campsite neighbors if we hook back up early.
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Or the Ultimate Jack.. both accomplish about the same thing.



Was there any damage to the trailer's frame that might make it not road-worthy?


I don't think there was frame damage - but I will need someone to look who knows more than I do. We drove it 150 miles after the damage and it towed fine - and I kept stopping and checking for problems. I do have another five or six hours drive scheduled for Monday and of course everything in this smallish town is closed until then. We may need to extend our stay.
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Yup, did that once also on a manual jack.....I called it the racing look . As Jim said, it's a pretty simple fix as it looks as though only the mating flanges are bent a bit.
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Thank you again everyone. We made it to a weld place in Mt. Vernon Washington on our way home that came highly recommended. They said all the right stuff and I feel confident I'll be back on the road in no time. My driveway looks a bit lonely but it shouldn't take long. the electronic jack still works fine so I'll wait to change over to manual until it malfunctions. I want back on the road camping before it gets too chilly!
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...Wondering whether the relatively easy breakaway results in saving the electrical jack itself, thus saving a more costly replacement?
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