Originally Posted by Meghan
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.
Mike in Penetanguishene, ON