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Old 02-18-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Flip-jack

Didn't know exactly where to put this, but here it is: I saw this item on a TT in a State Park and thought it was a good idea. Now that I have bought one, installed it, and have used it three (3) times, I think it is a wonderful idea. "IT" is called a "Flip-jack". This goes on the bottom of your tongue jack, adding either an extra 4" or 6" and, for me at least, eliminates the need to carry a few pieces of 2x6 with me. This device folds up when the tongue jack is retracted getting out of the way very easily.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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that's why i bought the Ultra-Fab 3500, it came with an adjustable foot to add length.

here's a link to what i think the OP is talking about:

Fastway Trailer Products - Fastway Flip Automatic Jack Foot
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:57 PM   #3
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Yes, my new electric tongue jack had the foot with the adjustable feature also. But this Flipjack was one of those "just have to have it" type things. Since I installed it and have used the Flipjack, it just keeps getting better.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:33 AM   #4
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Good to hear. Have thought of getting one myself. Would save a lot of wear and tear on the electric tongue jack.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:00 PM   #5
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I love my flip. The only catch is if you have to setup on an incline. They can have issues on an incline.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:45 PM   #6
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I ordered a Flipjack - it's on backorder - Grrrr
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:59 PM   #7
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On my last trip the site next to me had it on their AirStream Bambi with a hand crack jack. Looks like a good idea. And as already mentioned it does have some issues if the ground is not flat or level. The guy had to use his cheater bar to knock it loose so it would go back up.

Is anyone using it with an electric jack?
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:07 PM   #8
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I saw them at camping world today but didnt really look at it though

after watching the video it looks pretty neat.

not sure about the issues of the ground not being level or flat - most places that are dirt maybe an issue with one of these
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:35 AM   #9
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I have one on my electric jack. It does save quite a bit a time when lowering/raising the tongue jack. The ground doesn't have to be perfectly level for it to work, but if there is a lot of incline in your camping spot you can use it in the folded position. You just have to put a thick enough board under it so as not to bend the edge of the foot.
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I use a big block with mine no mater what the conditions... & Love it
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