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Old 12-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #51
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sure makes sense to me, you have to get out to hook up the electrical cord, emergency brake cable, so you just insert the rod. I can do that a lot of times for $160 and butch's doesn't take up any room in the bed.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:15 PM   #52
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For one it is impossible to open the jaws when the pressure of the pin is against it. I read here on this forum about some smart A-- pulled his arm open while he eating in a restaurant. I think it was a Reese hitch. You will not open a Husky that way. I have to relieve all pressure off the latch before it will open and the only way to do that block your wheels and back up to move the pin forward. My check list just keeps growing. :
I have a Reese 18K Elite Slider hitch and 9 times out of 10, I need to release pressure on the pin before I can release the handle. Even though It's highly unlikely that some butt-head would be able to release the pin during my absence, I substitute a cable gun lock for the safety pin to prevent someone from messing with it.
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Let me throw something out here and see if its normal. Everyone says to raise the jacks just enough to clear the ground and then pull forward to make sure the trailer it hitched firmly. When I lower my hydraulic landing gear one side goes down and as soon as any force is applied towards the ground the other starts to lower and they lift equally. Basically the same in reverse. Is this normal? Makes it hard to lift the jacks off the ground evenly for the test.
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Let me throw something back at you, when you get the legs off the ground, say enough to place a piece of 2x under each leg, then let them back down just enough so at least one leg is just off the board, that should give you a pretty good equal distance under each leg?



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Let me throw something out here and see if its normal. Everyone says to raise the jacks just enough to clear the ground and then pull forward to make sure the trailer it hitched firmly. When I lower my hydraulic landing gear one side goes down and as soon as any force is applied towards the ground the other starts to lower and they lift equally. Basically the same in reverse. Is this normal? Makes it hard to lift the jacks off the ground evenly for the test.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:16 PM   #55
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I still think there would be a couple inches difference between the two. Do I even need to lift them or would that bend the jacks pulling forward? Seems like holding the trailer brake would keep the stress off the jacks but I could be wrong.
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Forgot to add that I looked over the trailer and I don't see any damage. I might still get the insurance company to come look at it to be sure. I wish my truck came out the same.
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I still think there would be a couple inches difference between the two. Do I even need to lift them or would that bend the jacks pulling forward? Seems like holding the trailer brake would keep the stress off the jacks but I could be wrong.
The trailer wheels have to turn to engage the brakes and therefore you will bend the jacks.
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The trailer wheels have to turn to engage the brakes and therefore you will bend the jacks.
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Let me throw something out here and see if its normal. Everyone says to raise the jacks just enough to clear the ground and then pull forward to make sure the trailer it hitched firmly. When I lower my hydraulic landing gear one side goes down and as soon as any force is applied towards the ground the other starts to lower and they lift equally. Basically the same in reverse. Is this normal? Makes it hard to lift the jacks off the ground evenly for the test.
On mine, the side closest to the pump works first, although both are released from the ground a little, I raise until until the lowest one is about 1" or so off ground, then lower gear. The high side comes down first and I stop when it's just off the ground. Even if they are unequal, if you would happen to drop they would equal out from the weight being applied.
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