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Old 07-27-2017, 01:41 PM   #1
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Spring Jack Rod Missing

Hi all! I have a 1977 Trillium that has spring jacks on the back. I don't have the rod to adjust them. Does anyone know where I could find a replacement?

Thanks - I would love to be able to have some control over the level of the trailer
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Old 07-27-2017, 02:46 PM   #2
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I assume you have the telescoping stabilizers that flip down and then slide down with adjusting holes to stick a bar in. It's just a 1/2" round rod. etrailer sells them for a couple dollars, it's probably a hardened steel. I use a big old screw driver with the end ground down so it will fit in the hole. Of course you shouldn't use a screwdriver for a pry bar, but I don't put that much pressure on it.
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Also, these are not leveling jacks and so can't be cranked too hard. They are actually stabilizers to make sure the trailer doesn't tip backwards if too much weight is in the rear of the trailer. For leveling, a pair of scissor jacks would work well. There are lots of ways to level, starting with boards under a tire. Good luck!
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:21 PM   #4
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Never had or used a rod with mine. I just drop the tongue, do what I need to do, and raise the tongue. Side to side leveling should be done at the wheels.
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:40 PM   #5
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Exactly. Just drop the rear stabilizer jacks down and crank tongue jack up a little.
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:48 PM   #6
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My leveling procedure. Put the trailer where I want with reference to other things like picnic table, etc.
Look at the level on the front (I added it) put the BAL small trailer wheel leveler under the low side wheel. Jack it up until level side to side Put chocks at the other wheel. Unhook, drive away from the tongue. Lower the tongue until the side level (I added it) is about 1/2 bubble tongue low. Deploy the read stabilizers, Put lego blocks under the foot of each side if needed. Jack the tongue up with the tongue jack until level. Light the fridge and get the outdoor chairs out of back of the truck, grab some liquid refreshment and watch the trees grow or cactus depending on where I'm at.
I think I've used to bar maybe 3 times in 11 years.
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If you attempt to use the stabilizers as jacks the chances are you warp the frame.
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:49 AM   #8
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Any decent hardware store or home center will sell these rods usually in 3 foot lengths and you can hacksaw it to length and round the ends a little with a file and they are plenty hard for what you need them for.
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Any decent hardware store or home center will sell these rods usually in 3 foot lengths and you can hacksaw it to length and round the ends a little with a file and they are plenty hard for what you need them for.
Add a little length of heater hose to the drill rod and you've got a perfect handle!
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