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Old 06-19-2015, 12:22 PM   #1
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Trailer tongue jack

1980 Boler...Would like to replace the Tongue Jack to one with wheel. The ones on Amazon appear to have the same triangular bolt pattern. Does anyone know it replacements are readily available.
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Old 06-19-2015, 01:04 PM   #2
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You can buy just the wheel.
Too bad you weren't at the Escape Rally. Two people were trying to give theirs away.
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Old 06-19-2015, 01:19 PM   #3
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If you are looking for the type that has the triangular pad that bolts into the VEE behind the coupler let me recommend the ultimate jack with wheel.

and wheel.
Make sure you get the wheel that fits and has the quick release pin.
This setup gives you a lot of flexibility in the height and can be readily raised for towing clearance or if the wheel is removed the tube can be removed easily.
Pay attention the the directions that tell you to use locktite on the little bolt that holds the plastic guide part in groove or the thing will rattle loose over time.
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Old 06-19-2015, 02:43 PM   #4
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If you are looking for the type that has the triangular pad that bolts into the VEE behind the coupler let me recommend the ultimate jack with wheel.
JD, do you know what the distance is from the center of the jack to the outside of the handle? In other (more mathematical) words, what is the swing radius of this bad boy? I built a shroud around my propane tanks and batteries and wonder if I have enough room left in the front of the A frame to mount one of these and not bust my knuckles trying to use it. I assume if you have enough room to swing the thing you also have room to work the doohickey at the bottom that holds it up and down. Sorry for the "technical" language.
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++on the Ultimate Jack. Very flexible vertical adjustment.

Timber Wolf--6 5/8 inch swing radius as measured.
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:13 PM   #6
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I ordered Ultimate Jack today.
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Old 06-20-2015, 02:19 PM   #7
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Timber Wolf--6 5/8 inch swing radius as measured.
Thanks, seems I don't have enough room with it vertical. But maybe mounted at a slight cant forward it will work. I will get a piece of pipe as a stand-in and play with it some and see. Their website shows our local Tractor Supply supposedly has these in stock. I might have to fab an angled foot but that is not biggie.
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Smile Another wheel for your jack

BULLDOG Trailer Jack Wheel Caster Assy. #500245

Or just go to your local trailer supply store.

MEASURE the diameter of your tube first. There are different dia's.

With all the RVs that come to FL, I would think you would be up to your armpits in trailer supply stores.
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I was in the Tractor Supply Store that opened in my town recently. They
do stock the Ultimate Jack. $59.95 here.

I have both a dolly wheel and a foot for mine. The dolly is nice, and let's me orient the Little Joe any way I want, but if high winds are coming I use the foot.
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TW, I just realized I hadn't answered part of your question about clearances.

I don't have any problem with technical language. As best I can measure, you would have about 1 1/2 inches end clearance on the 'doohickey', AKA 'locking pin' within the swing radius of the handle.
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:48 PM   #11
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Am l missing something on the Ultimate Jack? I installed one and found that the black plastic thing that aligns the vertical tube prevents me from fully removing the tube. The groove in the tube that the plastic part engages doesn't go all tha way to the bottom, so the plastic thing stops it from being completely removed. My solution was to replace the small bolt holding the plastic part on with a wingbolt, so I can easily loosen it to remove the jack. Goes counter to using Loctite on the bolt.
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Doug, why do you want to remove it?
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Doug, why do you want to remove it?
It is probably as the publicity that I saw, when you have a pickup, the back door cannot open completely if this model of Jack is too much settled on the front.
If it is possible, you install it so that it is rather far of tail gate...
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Old 06-25-2015, 03:35 PM   #14
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Did I hear someone has a problem with the Tug tailgate hitting the jack (or jack handle)??? I am considering this to solve that problem:
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