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Old 05-01-2015, 09:43 PM   #1
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Trailer Jack Type

My Burro currently has a broken side-mounted trailer jack. Thinking of going to an a-frame type jack mounted just behind the receiver. Any reason to choose one over the other? The a-frame seems more balanced because it's centered.


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Old 05-01-2015, 10:45 PM   #2
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Samuel, Center-mount jacks are often located closer to the trailer coupler and therefore located physically closer to the tow vehicle. I'm not sure what you tow with, but if it has a drop down tailgate or a lift-up rear hatch, make sure that where you would mount a center-mount jack, that neither the jack shaft itself nor the jack handle will interfere with dropping the tailgate or lifting the rear hatch. Other than that, given the relatively light weight of a small Burro, I imagine both jack styles would serve you well.
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:15 AM   #3
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We recently upgraded to a 2" coupler with an A frame jack. Also had some additional welding reinforcement done. We went with "The Ultimate Jack" and love it! There's a goofy demo video on their site if you want to look into these. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-02-2015, 05:57 AM   #4
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Just take into consideration the length the jack tube extends below the a-frame (retracted length).
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:32 AM   #5
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Ajdemo, that jack looks like it could be the best of both worlds - allowing clearance and tailgate while mounting in the center (the least stressful on the frame). Does the handle flip down? Does it take standard feet?


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Old 05-02-2015, 07:48 AM   #6
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I like the removable type jack, found here Jack-E-Up
allows opening your tailgate.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:52 AM   #7
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I have one of these Ultimate Jacks and like it a lot, except that the wheel foot that came with my 2014 Scamp doesn't fit. It's way too tight to slide onto the jack tube. The standard foot fits fine, but it has a thinner wall than the wheel foot. I bought another wheel foot and it was too tight also. I haven't looked further into solving this, but I do need the wheel foot, so for now I've removed the Ultimate Jack and replaced it with the original Scamp jack. I may try to figure this out later, when I run out of things to do.
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:26 AM   #8
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Unhappy Danger of the side mount

We have a side mount (and a center mount). I anticipated what could happen with the side mount and it did. Backing into a tight spot, I jack knifed too much and punctured the car with the handle. I don't know why they don't make the handle folding.

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You can see how the handle sticks out. When the jack is in the folded (up) position, the handle still sticks out.

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The inevitable result.


If and when I get a wheel for the center jack, the side one is gone.
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Old 05-02-2015, 01:18 PM   #9
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Roger... That's really unfortunate and it makes me want to go center jack. The tailgate/bottoming out concern is solved with the ultimate jack. Is anyone aware of any brick and mortar retailers that sell it?


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Old 05-02-2015, 04:29 PM   #10
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I've had both center and side mount jacks. The clamp on side mounts have always tended to lean outwards because they are cheap. A welded on sleeve for a side mount won't do that and you can weld it just far enough back so your tailgate will clear it.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:31 PM   #11
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I installed the ultimate jack and I haven't traveled with it, it seems great!
Works easily and can be removed or raised and lowered.


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Old 05-02-2015, 06:34 PM   #12
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I did a 2" Atwood coupler with a center mount jack. Works perfectly, no issues opening and closing the tailgate on my car. The trailer is more stable with the center mount jack down as well (compared to the original side mount jack).
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:54 PM   #13
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The trailer has a broken welded on side mount type I think. I will probably leave the mount ring but switch to center. It seems like with the center there would be less stress on the frame with a couple of people walking around in the trailer.


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Old 05-02-2015, 07:53 PM   #14
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[QUOT. It seems like with the center there would be less stress on the frame with a couple of people walking around in the trailer.


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