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Old 03-17-2017, 12:19 PM   #1
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Looking for a Taller Jack

Hello

I'm the proud owner of a 1975 Trillium.
A previous owner raised this trailer significantly. I'd like to replace the standard jack with longer/taller wheeled swivel jack, but I can't find anything that will work. The 'extended' length of most jacks max. out at 22". I need at least 24".
Do you have any secret sources for alternative trailer jacks?
Thank you.
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:23 PM   #2
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Hello

I'm the proud owner of a 1975 Trillium.
A previous owner raised this trailer significantly. I'd like to replace the standard jack with longer/taller wheeled swivel jack, but I can't find anything that will work. The 'extended' length of most jacks max. out at 22". I need at least 24".
Do you have any secret sources for alternative trailer jacks?
Thank you.

I think you've found the cheap and effective solution from your pictures. "Lego" type blocks. I would suggest you hog out some of one the blocks in such a manner that the wheel can't roll.

I would rather have blocks than a wobbly very extended tongue jack.
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:31 PM   #3
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I have the "Ultimate Jack" on our Casita that is adjustable up and down before cranking but don't remember the range of travel. It's buried in snow right now. Got it at Tractor Supply.
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:43 PM   #4
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I made a spacer block for my front jack out of treated lumber .
The top of the block has a cutout that the wheel fits into so the wheel cannot roll off the block . The block is approx 12" X 12"
so it is stable. I tend to agree with Byron that a 24" jack that is full extended would be rather wobbly .
I now use a flat jack plate with a different style wooden spacer block.
It seems a lot more stable than a wheel and gives greater ground clearance when traveling.
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:53 PM   #5
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A trailer company in FL named Chariot used to sell one that the whole jack body could be height adjusted with one hand before you ever touched the crank.

There was a "pinch" mount attached to the tongue that the jack went through.

That would be easy to replicate

Or.....

Google shows they are still in business
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Old 03-17-2017, 01:52 PM   #6
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Thank you all for your help
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Old 03-17-2017, 02:25 PM   #7
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jack 'leg extension'

I also found this jack 'leg extension'

https://www.amazon.com/Curt-Manufact...Q57HZD44GXGN1K
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