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Old 07-22-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Tongue jack size/diameter

I broke my tongue jack and bought a new one.. well we went to install it and it is bigger in diameter than the old one and dosent fit. We asked the local trailer place and they say they only make the one size. Anyone run into this??? What did you do???
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:00 PM   #2
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Megan, I found several sizes made by Atwood and sold by Amazon.
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Megan, I found several sizes made by Atwood and sold by Amazon.
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We were told to cut the hole bigger because nobody sells them!!!!! Oh no!!! What have I done????
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It sounds like you have a front mounted jack and not a swing-up type. Can you have someone weld it into position for you?
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It sounds like you have a front mounted jack and not a swing-up type. Can you have someone weld it into position for you?
As far as I know, we are cutting the hole bigger and bolting the new one on. This is what our local Trailer Dealer told us to do.
Sound right? Unfortunately there arent alot of people to ask for help where I live
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Making the hole bigger!

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As far as I know, we are cutting the hole bigger and bolting the new one on. This is what our local Trailer Dealer told us to do.
Sound right? Unfortunately there arent alot of people to ask for help where I live
I had to do this on my Bigfoot 17 when I installed an electric jack. However, with a round metal rasp, I was able to enlarge the hole enough to get it to fit in less than a half hour. You'll 'probably' notice that the new jack has 3 slotted holes for the bolts, allowing for slight variations in sizes. It may look daunting but check how much you need to grind out and, if it's just a bit, get a tool and use some elbow grease. I tried a small grind wheel on an electric drill but found the round rasp much faster!
Don't give up and good luck.
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We are using a jig saw with metal blades. It seems to be working. I was worried that it wasn't the best thing to do, but I feel reassured now!
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