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Old 05-10-2013, 08:20 PM   #91
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I had to adjust my brake shoes last week and my 2.5 ton floor Jack is not enough
Either your jack is weak or you have a very heavy trailer.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:28 PM   #92
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Either your jack is weak or you have a very heavy trailer.
Yeah like 14 k heavy ! Lol
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:50 PM   #93
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Yeah like 14 k heavy ! Lol
Just right for a Chevy S-10.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:06 PM   #94
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Now for the instructions on using a trouble light.
Ok do we plug it in first, or do we turn the switch on first?
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:11 PM   #95
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Ok do we plug it in first, or do we turn the switch on first?
No, No, No, first you have to measure the distance from the outlet to the trailer to determine the correct size wire for the voltage drop. Then determine if the outlet is the correct amperage, after determining if it is wired in accordance with...
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:17 PM   #96
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I figured out the light. Mind you- there's no switch in it!

1 new tire is on. Spare is still on because I got chased inside by a storm.
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Oh, and the guys at the tire shop were amazingly cool for me showing up 8 minutes before they closed. Like remarkably so. And, the checkout counter guy simply told me to tip the guys instead of charging me.
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Don't forget to torque the lug nuts now and again after you pull it around 50-75 miles and repeat until the lug nuts do not move to guarantee the nuts are seated on alum wheels if you have them. Different than steel wheels which usually only require one torqueing.
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not a huge fan of the harbor freight jacks, they are probably fine, but I don't feel good about them when I am working under stuff (BTW - never with just a jack, always with jackstands in place.)

Got a Sears nearby?
Craftsman Floor Jack Set: Tough, Stable and Always Ready at Sears
Buy Milwaukee floor jack and USA jacks for bottle jack. US made and high quality.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:54 PM   #100
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I have the standard equalizer on my Wildwood, so this would not apply to the OP. My wildwood weighs about 8000 loaded for camping.

I fabricated a saddle out of 1/4" steel to spread the load over the equalizer. This allows me to jack up one side completely without crawling under the trailer on a wet and rainy night to place a jack.
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