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Old 07-11-2013, 01:08 PM   #11
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...I agree that the only real solution is to get the weight off the wheels, which is a pain to do without alot of buckage..
Less than $80 and a little work and they are permanently stowed on trailer.

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Old 07-11-2013, 01:20 PM   #12
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Less than $80 and a little work and they are permanently stowed on trailer.

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Do you have 2 or 4 ?
In front in the middle or behind axles?
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:26 PM   #13
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Do you have 2 or 4 ?
In front in the middle or behind axles?
2, in front of the axles. Can't get them between due to using the Bal X Chocks.
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2, in front of the axles. Can't get them between due to using the Bal X Chocks.
I see.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:41 PM   #15
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Yeah, everything is easy for the COOT, and this IS a great idea, but most of us it would be 80$ and alot of work. Worth thinking about tho. These things will REALLY support 2000 lbs each? WOW.
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I had my buddy last night who is 275 push on the front corner of the trailer,it moved like crazy. Did up the bars he tried again there was no movement. Maybe if I get in and try it from the inside it might be worse. I also have the front jacks in the 9th hole always try to keep it low
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Yeah, everything is easy for the COOT, and this IS a great idea, but most of us it would be 80$ and alot of work. Worth thinking about tho. These things will REALLY support 2000 lbs each? WOW.
Not any easier for me than anyone else, just happen to have the equipment to do it. The jacks are SUPPOSEDLY capable of 4500#, but I wouldn't want to trust them for anywhere near that.
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Not any easier for me than anyone else, just happen to have the equipment to do it. The jacks are SUPPOSEDLY capable of 4500#, but I wouldn't want to trust them for anywhere near that.
The equipment is EVERYTHING. and you got it happening...
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:45 PM   #19
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I had my buddy last night who is 275 push on the front corner of the trailer,it moved like crazy. Did up the bars he tried again there was no movement. Maybe if I get in and try it from the inside it might be worse.

Yes, from the outside mine feels solid as well.
But as you say, inside is a different story. Good, but certainly not perfect.
I think a lot of the movement might also be bouncing on the suspension, as the mickey-mouse frame flexes up and down, so I might have to add midship jacks like OC.
$80 and a half-hour of fabricating, easy-squeasy. .
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:58 PM   #20
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...$80 and a half-hour of fabricating...
More like 2 -3 hours to fab the straps that bolt around the 2 x 4 tube, re-work the top of the jacks and position/mark them so they do not interfere with the tires, remove for welding, painting and re-installation. But, regardless, it is a time saving mod to just take the cordless drill and run them down and then tighten with a ratchet to actually lift the trailer a little off the tires. Sure takes the bounce out of the trailer when used in conjunction with the other things.
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