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Old 05-09-2012, 11:08 PM   #11
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With my tongue jack all the way down it is barely enough to pull the truck out from under the hitch. I use a short piece of 2x6 under it at the campground. At home I put two cement blocks under it and then I don't have to extend it as much. I really don't want to have to carry cement blocks camping with me and am wondering if anyone else has this problem and how you are handling it?
Comfun1 - when the trailer is hooked up normally does it sit relatively level? Just wondering if the hitch (ball to ground height) is excessively high? If so, maybe the problem isn't the length of the jack tube but the distance it has to travel ??
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:39 PM   #12
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I cut out square pieces of diamond plate and put them down on the bottom of the lego blocks for the some of the reasons you listed.
Great idea. Gonna do that.
Way less weight than the planks and I can use my Lego blocks more often.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:30 PM   #13
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e have been out in our Flagstaff 5th wheel once and when I went to disconnect from my truck the jacks came up about 2 inches and stopped. After investigation , the bolt for the connecting bar had sheered off. Tried a new bolt and same thing happened . Checked the top of the left jack and the gear was free turning , no longer attached to the lifting rod. The dealer told me I had over extended the jack :-( can someone tell me how you determine the maximum depth you can use for the jacks ? Dave
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OP- They manufacture a cone shaped stand that has a hole in the top for the jack tube to sit in. It's made of tough plastic and is designed for the tongue jack. The only drawback is you have to remove the foot pad on the jack. If you don't want to do that, then use wood or the lego blocks to shorten the travel distance for the jack.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:12 PM   #15
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The yellow cone is sturdy enough to do the job. Light weight yet strong. Stores easy. Pretty sure I got it at. CW or Walmart.
Wouldn't be with out it.


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Old 08-05-2014, 09:24 PM   #16
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Installed a Fastway Flip foot this weekend. Works great and adds several inches to jack height. Folds auto when you raise jack. $42.60, including shipping.


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