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Old 05-12-2013, 10:28 PM   #111
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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.
Holy cow, that looks a bit scary!
I see the pictures did not copy, so one would have to go back a page to see what scares me.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:31 PM   #112
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I measured a Trailer Aid and made my own and it is 6-1/4" at the saddle low point. If it wasn't high enough, I'd just put a 2x under it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:47 PM   #113
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I measured a Trailer Aid and made my own and it is 6-1/4" at the saddle low point. If it wasn't high enough, I'd just put a 2x under it.
That's not a bad idea. How'd you go about building your own?
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:56 PM   #114
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That's not a bad idea. How'd you go about building your own?
Took all the measurements and used 3 lengths of 2x8's and 2 1 x spacers and cut them out & glued and bolted them together. Will post pics tomorrow if CRS doesn't kick in again.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:15 PM   #115
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Here is a Picture of using plastic level blocks:
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:15 AM   #116
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Holy cow, that looks a bit scary!
I see the pictures did not copy, so one would have to go back a page to see what scares me.
Look at it closer. There are tabs to keep the jack from moving perpendicular to the equalizer, the plate is set at a length that prevents front or back movement and the jack head is in a pocket.

The upward force is placed directly under the point where the two wheels would normally exert their force.

I believe it's the best place to jack.
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Here is a Picture of using plastic level blocks:
Now, that's scary IMO!
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:37 PM   #118
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That's not a bad idea. How'd you go about building your own?
As promised. Notches in the sides are for the stow brackets on the back bumper just to the left and behind the spare tire.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:12 AM   #119
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As promised. Notches in the sides are for the stow brackets on the back bumper just to the left and behind the spare tire.
nice I see myself making that in a few days, ????? how high you go on end and middle
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nice I see myself making that in a few days, ????? how high you go on end and middle
Bottom of tire saddle is 5-1/4", but don't remember the rest. Will have to get it off the trailer today and take some more pics with tapes.

I do know the radius of the saddle is 14-1/8" for my tires.
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