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Old 04-27-2003, 08:29 AM   #15
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front wheel

Instead of a wheel on the front, I chose a dolly, 'cause I can use it on all my trailers. Follow this link to another discussion if you're interested ::
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/read.php...TID=1559&page=3
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Old 04-27-2003, 08:53 AM   #16
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Tow Dolly

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Orginally posted by Joe MacDonald

Instead of a wheel on the front, I chose a dolly, 'cause I can use it on all my trailers. Follow this link to another discussion if you're interested ::
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/re...ID=1559&page=3
For what it's worth, I use both. Harbor Freight is the most reasonable place I have found for the trailer dollies. They are listed on the website as $59. Although that is about half price from the others I have seen, we got ours on sale for $36.

Trailer Dolly

For my application, I wouldn't have one without the pneumatic tires.

As far as the tongue wheel, I like it also. However, I use it for different applications. I take both the stand and the tongue wheel with me when I travel.
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Old 04-27-2003, 08:58 PM   #17
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front wheel

This place (Princess Auto) has what is described as a 500 pound swing-back
jack with a pneumatic wheel in their flyer.
They carry numerous jacks and casters in their catalogue.

http://www.princessauto.com
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Old 04-27-2003, 09:20 PM   #18
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Hi Rock
Welcome to this forum.Post lots and have fun.:wave
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Old 04-27-2003, 10:41 PM   #19
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nice country

Thanks Chester.
Nice country around Fernie - home was just down the road at Kimberley.
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Old 06-24-2003, 10:35 PM   #20
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Power Jack

No pics yet, but the jack installed like a dream.
I used a template from the trailer coupler to get the bolt pattern, and then measured twice to get the right drop for the head unit, so I had full travel. Works real slick.
Definitely do-able for the handyman. All I needed for tools were a 9/16 socket and ratchet, a wire stripper and a pair of crimpers.
the mounting holes on a new unit are standard bolt patterns, you just need to check on the drop, and make sure you have clearance and travel to suit your trailer.

Will post pictures as soon as I get them.
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Old 07-20-2003, 03:42 PM   #21
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power tongue jacks

somebody slap me!! I forgot to put up my pix.
The following are the pics I took of my new tongue jack.
I mounted the switch on the frame, below the jack, and ran the power wires back to the new dc fuse panel I put in by the battery.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1afd2cbe6fatounge 1.JPG/>

the base plate was made to fit the jack, I wanted it bigger than normal, to cover the old marks on the tongue

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1afd3ca6050tongue2.JPG/>

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1afd4cb71c6tongue 3.JPG/>

you can see the flat section that hooked into the frame on the slide it was originally on, it is sitting on my homemade base, a piece from a 400 watt light fixture scrapped from work

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1afd5fa3943switch1.JPG/>

a slightly blurry shot of my switch and box, again parts reclaimed from the scrap pile at work
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