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Old 05-21-2015, 08:19 PM   #15
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... I am using this device and it works like a charm Amazon.com: Jack-E-Up (Black): Home Improvement
Thanks, great to hear your review as I have one on order.
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Old 10-10-2015, 08:49 PM   #16
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Ok I known this thread is old but I will take a chance and ask my question..
With the Ultimate Jack in the lowered position on a Scamp 16, does the crank handle hit the propane tank? Its looks to me like it will, the jack handle on my Scamp 16 is only about 2 inches above the tank. If it were tow inches lower it would hit the tank.

What is the length of the crank handle?
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Old 10-11-2015, 07:11 AM   #17
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The crank handle extends 5" beyond the barrel of the jack
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Old 10-11-2015, 07:48 AM   #18
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The crank handle extends 5" beyond the barrel of the jack

Thanks, that's what I thought. I have 4 3/8 inches between the jack and the main part of the propane tank so the handle will hit the tank unless it is folded over (when the jack is lowered).

Still I think it might be the best solution, even if not ideal.
Best price I found on it (with shipping) is:
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With next best price at Tractor Supply (if buying in store).
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:18 PM   #19
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Ultimate Trailer Jack opionion poll

So, it seems like a few of you have used it and I'm wondering what the final verdict was.

My new TV has a spare tire mount on the rear and leaves little space between the tire and jack. Thinking the Ultimate Jack would solve my problem as it's removable.

And what is the total length of the jack? I'm not able to find it on the website.

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Old 04-01-2017, 05:04 AM   #20
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Kevin, Another challenge you may face with a new jack for the Compact is the diameter of the hole in the tongue plate where the jack is bolted in. I could not fit a standard size jack in my 1973 without enlarging that hole.
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:54 AM   #21
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The Ultimate Jack is actually not removable. Well it can be with a little modification which I did. The jack has a indentation or groove down the side and a plastic guide piece that is screwed to the base. The guide piece keeps the jack from twisting when slid up and down. The groove in the jack does not go all the way to the bottom, so the jack can not be pulled up and out. The instructions say to use loctite on the screw that holds that plastic guide piece in. What I did was to extend that groove so I can pull the jack up and out if I want. Probably voids the warranty but I don't care. Turns out just by dropping the jack all the way down I can open the truck tailgate so don't need to remove it. I like it, works good for me. Can you use a side crank jack rather than a top wind. Bought my Ultimate Jack at Tractor Supply.
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Old 04-01-2017, 09:16 AM   #22
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So, it seems like a few of you have used it and I'm wondering what the final verdict was.

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I've been using mine for 18 months and it does what I need it to do.

A few things however:

The hitch pin came out on me one time and the jack lowered at 65 MPH. I got lucky that it does not go low enough to hit the ground and somehow even when I went over a sharply inclined driveway (before I noticed it was lowered), it did not get damaged. I now push the hitch pin ALL the way on, and it can be hard to remove (which is needed to raise or lower it).

The aforementioned plastic piece is (I think) subject to wear. No problem for me so far but something to keep an eye on. I think it might be damaged if you let the jack drop unassisted also. Always turn the lever with one hand and control the inner shaft with the other.

It looks like the minimum length from the top of the tongue to the bottom of the jack (with foot attached) is about 15 inches. Its about seven inches from the top of the tongue to the top of the handle where it is over the shaft. The handle of course is higher but it turns out of the way.

Might be best to buy from someplace where you can return it if it does not fit or work out. I knew it had been used on the Scamps so I bought it online (maybe for less) but return shipping would had been expensive if needed.
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Old 04-01-2017, 09:21 AM   #23
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So, it seems like a few of you have used it and I'm wondering what the final verdict was.
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I've been using an Ultimate Jack on my Casita 17' for the last couple seasons and absolutely love it. The problem I had with regular jacks was that I couldn't get the tube far enough up and sometimes it would hit the pavement on really big dips. The Ultimate Jack allows me to raise the bottom plate until it is right up against the bottom of the trailer frame. I bought mine at Tractor Supply for about $50.
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Old 04-01-2017, 09:26 AM   #24
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Gordon; my hitch pin is really stiff and hard to get out when only pushed in to the first "notch". Wonder if they use a different one now. I've read your comment about it coming out before, and was thinking about using one of those pins that has the attached pivot loop that hooks over the end, like holds the foot on. Would have to make the pin hole slightly larger I would guess, even for the smallest pin available which may be 3/16.
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Old 04-01-2017, 10:59 AM   #25
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Gordon; my hitch pin is really stiff and hard to get out when only pushed in to the first "notch". Wonder if they use a different one now. I've read your comment about it coming out before, and was thinking about using one of those pins that has the attached pivot loop that hooks over the end, like holds the foot on. Would have to make the pin hole slightly larger I would guess, even for the smallest pin available which may be 3/16.
It does seem to me that something better might be possible. Whether the clip is in normally, or all the way, it is hard to remove. And I don't have complete faith in it to hold. Maybe I should call the manufacturer to see what they suggest since I had the problem but so far I have just been using it as is. BTW, I take the safety chain hook and put it on the clip, then pull the chain to get the clip out.
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Old 04-01-2017, 11:53 AM   #26
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Works great!

I bought one at Tractor Supply a couple of years ago. Had to grind the hole in the trailer a-frame a little to allow the Ultimate jack to go in. The spring loaded adjustment pin has a clip to assure it won't come out however it would seem it couldn't unless not seated properly. I spray the shaft with silicon lubricate once a year to allow it to slide freely. I wanted to be able to lower the tail gate while I was hooked up to the TV.
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Old 04-01-2017, 12:56 PM   #27
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It does seem to me that something better might be possible. Whether the clip is in normally, or all the way, it is hard to remove. And I don't have complete faith in it to hold. .
How about a safety chain for the jack, from the frame to bottom of the jack to keep it from sliding down. Could someone have pulled the pin when you were away from the trailer? If we do a stop while traveling I always do a walk around before pulling away, with attention to the the coupler, jack, and ball mount pin.
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Old 04-01-2017, 01:14 PM   #28
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.. The spring loaded adjustment pin has a clip to assure it won't come out however it would seem it couldn't unless not seated properly. ...
I fully disagree. First, it happened to me.. the hitch pin came out and jack lowered on the Interstate. Second, the spring loaded latch does not have to turn very far to release the inner shaft and the vibration of the road seems to be enough to do that. Third, if the spring gets old and weak, it become more likely to have an unintended drop when the hitch pin is out.

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... Could someone have pulled the pin when you were away from the trailer?..
Very very doubtful. It's been a while so I cant recall for sure, but I don't think any stops were even made from the time the jack was secured until we stopped for lunch and I saw the jack down. Yes, I do a visual check of the rig at every stop, along wiht feeling the bearings on most stops, etc.
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