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Old 04-17-2015, 04:47 PM   #29
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I have similar jacks on my trailer. No handle came with them. I just drop the tongue jack till the rear of the trailer is up in the air, then extend the jacks. I eyeball the height of each jack so that when they hit the ground the trailer will be as level as possible. Then I raise the tongue. till the trailer is level. The wheels should still be on the ground. If not repeat the process with the jacks shorter.

Repeat as necessary till the trailer is level, and the wheels are still on the ground.

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Old 04-17-2015, 05:10 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Byron Kinnaman View Post
The handle is a straight rod that fits through the holes. Without going out and measuring I would say it's about 5/8 in dia. In ten years and close to 10,000 nights camping I think I've used it 2 or 3 times. I could have not used it at all if would have positioned the trailer a bit differently.

Thanks Byron, that is what I needed to know.


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Old 04-17-2015, 05:47 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by redbarron55 View Post
My '86 is the same way with no apparent distress to the fiberglass.
That being said I need to change mine to accommodate the new 14" tire and 5 lug wheels.
I tink I will saw off the existing bolts after installing a large flat washer with gasket and sealer and then install new carriage bolts and large washers through the ply and rhino hide on the inside with large gasketed washers and elastic stop nuts on the outside.
I think I will have to use three long bolts for the five lug wheels and put them in higher to clear the bumper.
One change begets many more down stream.
What is needed to be done to go to 14" 5 lug wheels on a Scamp?

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