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Old 01-16-2013, 02:13 PM   #197
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I fear my experience is not broad enuf to countenance the subtleties of jack foot protrusion. Much to my chagrin, I do understand dragging a jack foot that is not fully retracted. Number 1 among the reasons that I know how to cold set jack flanges with a BFH and that I suggest that one should always complete each item on one's preflight list before moving to another. On my list, the relevant item reads" "Tongue jack COMPLETELY!!!!! retracted."

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:15 PM   #198
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Yes, they are all tongue and they all are in the way. My FJ cruiser has the same swing open rear and It will not work unless I get a swing up jack. But with the propane set up that is not an option. With the Ram set up, the tail gate hits the jack handle, until I found a jack with a removable handle.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:29 PM   #199
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That has got to be a royal pain. I'm glad my trailer came with the swivel version! I just bought a replacement- I'd intended to rebuild the original since all that was functionally wrong was the "squeal" indicating worn-out innards....

But the top crank has always bugged me since the bag on the tongue interfered with its operation, so I bought a brand spankin' new sidewinder version a lot like this one:
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I didn't exactly buy the new jack...I just griped about it so much that my husband bought me one for my birthday, and promised to weld it on to boot! Ain't that romantic?

He really knows how to treat a woman...

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:29 PM   #200
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i don't care for the side jacks with an a-frame tongue. the center mount i feel supports it more evenly IMHO... once i get the squat problem resolved i can look into a different tongue jack...I think i read the ParkLiner is 20"...which prolly wont happen with my tv lol


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Old 01-16-2013, 02:35 PM   #201
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Ya lost me there, Deryk...

What kind of bumper-pull trailer does NOT have an "A-frame tongue"???

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:44 PM   #202
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Ya lost me there, Deryk...

What kind of bumper-pull trailer does NOT have an "A-frame tongue"???

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There is the swing up side mounted style and the center mounted style. I feel with the center mount it supports both rails more evenly.


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Old 01-16-2013, 03:07 PM   #204
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I guess that might be true, but for myself I've never noticed any detectable degree of imbalance...I always level the trailer from side-to-side before unhitching, and the bubble stays smack where it was before I unhitched.

I s'pose if it did make some small difference, that could be corrected by way of adjustments at the stabilizer jacks...if I had any stabilizer jacks!

I tore those off last year by a method similar to one described a few posts ago by Mr. Jack "forgot-to-put-the-tongue-jack-fully-up". I've missed them so little that I've dragged my feet about fixing them....

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Old 01-16-2013, 03:14 PM   #205
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Type of jack, side or top wind, makes no difference to my RAV. The rear door hits the hitch itself long before coming close to the jack. I've resigned myself to using the rear passenger doors for access.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:32 PM   #206
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Oh-h-h-h- I had no idea! It never ceases to amaze me how many variables there are in the trailer-towing world....

My trailer rides dead level on a straight drawbar in my Kia's U-haul receiver...how did I get so lucky?

Thanks for the continuing education, folks!

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I have the high-lift axle so my hitch is higher to ride level.
My intent when I ordered the trailer was to pair it with a Toyota Tacoma, but the Old Bag pointed out that as we age, it would become more difficult to climb up into the cab. That and the fact that my test drive didn't excite me in any way, prompted the purchase of the RAV.
Looked at the FJ Cruiser, but don't like the sight lines ( specifically, lack of ... ).
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Tow high, tug low, huh? Oops...

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How ya doin' getting in and out of the trailer?

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:05 PM   #209
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Type of jack, side or top wind, makes no difference to my RAV. The rear door hits the hitch itself long before coming close to the jack..
The RAV was on my list of possible new tugs until I saw people attempting to get things out of the back of their RAV's at rally's with the trailer hitched. Looked like they could only open the rear door about a 1/4? of the way open. I like being about to get my golf clubs out of the back or a big dog out without unhitching the trailer or wrestling them out via the side door.
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I have the high-lift axle so my hitch is higher to ride level.
My intent when I ordered the trailer was to pair it with a Toyota Tacoma, but the Old Bag pointed out that as we age, it would become more difficult to climb up into the cab. That and the fact that my test drive didn't excite me in any way, prompted the purchase of the RAV.
Looked at the FJ Cruiser, but don't like the sight lines ( specifically, lack of ... ).
Yes, the visibility is poor and with my aging poor eyesight I can't see a darn thing. Good thing the FJ is very visible from the outside, people tend to steer away from it, or again that may be my poor eyesight!!!
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