Has Anyone Changed The Front Crank Stand to One With a Wheel?? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-29-2007, 09:40 AM   #1
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If the front stand had a wheel, the Boler could be moved so much easier

Hello Again,
Another post from me!!! I have so many questions.
I had an old tent trailer, and the front stand crank had a wheel. Two people could move this trailer NO problem.
My 73 Boler is around the same weight if not less........but it has an old crank down stand with no wheel.
Has anyone replaced theirs??? Any idea of where to get one with a wheel that will fit??
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:20 AM   #2
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You may want to try Princess Auto in Whitby (Thickson exit 401 South)
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:06 AM   #3
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I replaced my whole crank stand and it had a wheel already. Only problem was now the stand was too high and you couldnt lower it enough to get the rear jacks down to the right height. So. I cut off the wheel and welded the old plate on where the wheel went. The jack was purchased at PA. So. If you find a wheel make sure you can crank the jack in enough to utilize your rear stabilizers.
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:38 AM   #4
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I have one as well.....its pictured on my website.

Its a little high as well but definitely easier than the stand;

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Old 07-29-2007, 01:45 PM   #5
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Princess Auto-$24.95 plus taxes. Flips up along the frame and gives the frame some protection in case you jack knife.
Can move the trailer around with one hand. I recommend replacing the bolts that come with it with stainless steel bolts and SS nyloc nuts.
In that location they would rust up fast!

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Old 07-29-2007, 05:10 PM   #6
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On my father's Shasta he had both. On the post that comes down, there was a wheel that could be lifted up and slotted up when hitched up to the car. I know I'm not explaining it right but maybe someone else out there knows of something like that. It wasn't a separate thing, it will still part of the hitch.
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:14 PM   #7
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Just a thought but I prefer to have a skid on the bottom of my tonge jack to help prevent an inadvertent runaway trailer. Yes, you should chock your wheels before unhitching, but...

If you want to move the trailer around, how about getting a tongue dolly like one of these?

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Disp...temnumber=37510
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:23 PM   #8
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I replaced my wheel-less swing-down jack with one with a wheel and found out that the two different brands of jack did NOT use the same diameter swivel ring...
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:35 PM   #9
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I have the same one as Con. Can't beat that price.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:57 PM   #10
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I changed my tongue jack to one with a wheel and found one disadvantage...if you are on a sloped driveway, the trailer won`t stay put but will roll and if you are alone it becomes a problem when moving the trailer and then trying to chock the wheels and hold the trailer from rolling....Princess Auto here sold a jack with a brake on it but I didn`t buy and maybe should have.....I use the trailer dolly and have to turn it 90 degrees to the tongue so one of the dolly tires jams under the tongue and the trailer doesn`t roll......the good part about the new tongue jack is that if the driveway is flat you can push the trailer around by pushing on the cabin........when I went to install my jack, I found that because of the height of my trailer tongue, I had to fabricate mounting brackets so the the jack sat higher and I could drop the tongue lower when stting up in some camp ground sites.....you can see what I mean in my webshots site pics.....Benny
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:04 PM   #11
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We added a boat one to our Burro that we bought at a Bass Pro Shop. We did not take off the other, just left it on but in the up position and did not use it.

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I just bought the wheel... drilled a small hole through the original stand and when I need to use the wheel I crank the front up with a jack, slide the wheel in, put a bolt with cotter pin through the hole, move it around and then take the wheel off. It sounds like work, but for as often as I need this feature it isn't too bad. On Scamp one I did put the swing up kind on that has the wheel attached, but on Scamp two with the tongue box, I don't have room for the swing!!

Come to think of it though, my bday is coming up and I would like to have one of those trailer dollys... since I have a snowmobile, a utility trailer and a couple of ATV's I could justify having the trailer dolly if I can talk the kids into buying it for me!! LOL

I might mention that I have had Scamp 1 get away from me though... had a slight hill on the driveway and once while rolling it around manually, it started moving faster than I was prepared for and being as though I was alone and couldn't get anything behind a wheel to stop it I was about to be in big trouble! Luckily a neighbor was watching and ran over to help- now when I am pushing it around I keep a block more handy to put behind that front wheel if need be!
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:43 PM   #13
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[quote]Princess Auto-$24.95 plus taxes. Flips up along the frame and gives the frame some protection in case you jack knife.
Can move the trailer around with one hand. I recommend replacing the bolts that come with it with stainless steel bolts and SS nyloc nuts.
In that location they would rust up fast!

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Hi there
I didn't see the one for $24.95. I've attached the pic of the flyer. Let me know if the one you are talking about is on there!
Thanks!
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:25 PM   #14
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If I remember correctly it was the 1000 lb. swivel jack Item 1070020. That is the regular price but they the have them on for the sale price of $24.95 every so often. I think the last flyer I had showed them on sale again.
If you mount it with the bottom bolts tight up against the bottom of the frame it still gives you enough movement to set the trailer level when you park. At least with the Boler it does.
Common sense tells me that if I am going to to move the trailer around on a sloped driveway or ground I am going to have a wheel chock in my hand. A shop dolly is fine when you are at home but its no use to you when you are out in the boonies. That caster wheel sure is though.
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