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Old 12-01-2020, 04:47 PM   #1
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Question Zero-clearance tongue jack?

I park our Scamp, tongue-up, in our slanted driveway. I'd like to be able to easily nearly completely lower the tongue so that the trailer will sit nearly level. That is, lower it onto a 2x6 slab of outdoor wood. Is there a good, easily installed, zero-clearance, tongue jack that you'd recommend. It's a 13' Scamp so tongue weight is minimal. Thank you.
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Old 12-01-2020, 05:27 PM   #2
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I park our Scamp, tongue-up, in our slanted driveway. I'd like to be able to easily nearly completely lower the tongue so that the trailer will sit nearly level. That is, lower it onto a 2x6 slab of outdoor wood. Is there a good, easily installed, zero-clearance, tongue jack that you'd recommend. It's a 13' Scamp so tongue weight is minimal. Thank you.
E-trailer website is where i got mine. It barely extends below the frame of the trailer when fully raised.
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Old 12-01-2020, 07:42 PM   #3
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The Ultimate Trailer Jack might work. I have one so that I can open the tailgate on the van when connected to the trailer. It has the usual jack pipe that cranks up and down, but also the entire housing can be adjusted up or down, so there is a large range of motion. IDK how easy it would be to install on your trailer. On my 16 it was easy... only needed to modify a washer that at first did not fit.
But I would be more worried about the trailer parked on a slope. I hope you have really good wheel chocks or blocks (curbs).
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Old 12-02-2020, 03:22 PM   #4
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I put an Ultimate Jack on my Scamp and use it just as you describe. My favorite campsite is very sloped and requires me to drop the tongue almost to the ground to level the trailer. The ultimate allows this along with less jacking at home, I really like it.

It is a benefit of the smaller trailers, and a willingness to utilize poorer campsites that has given us some great camping in places others had to pass on.
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Old 12-02-2020, 05:33 PM   #5
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I park our Scamp, tongue-up, in our slanted driveway. I'd like to be able to easily nearly completely lower the tongue so that the trailer will sit nearly level. That is, lower it onto a 2x6 slab of outdoor wood. Is there a good, easily installed, zero-clearance, tongue jack that you'd recommend. It's a 13' Scamp so tongue weight is minimal. Thank you.


I second the Ultimate Trailer Jack! I was having issues with the jack post bottoming out on driveway dips especially gas stations. Before finding this I was even considering adding blocks between the jack and frame to raise it up. This solution is much cleaner and even allows me to attach and remove a 6 wheel while Im hitched. My Perris Pacer has an A frame tongue. The jack required a 90 degree rotation to avoid the pin hitting my propane tank. Aside from having to drill a new bolt hole it was straight forward to install. I found this at Tractor Supply Co. for much less than eTrailer. Cheers!
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