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Old 08-25-2010, 06:59 AM   #1
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Tongue jack wheel

My previous TT (single axle) had a removable wheel on the tongue jack. Since I'm still fairly new to towing a TT I loved how easy the wheel made adjusting the angle of the trailer once the trailer was in position onsite or in my driveway.

My new trailer is a 19' Shamrock (dual axle) with a small jack stand. I've seen jack wheels for sale in RV dealerships and I was wondering if this is something I could take advantage of for a small dual axle trailer? Is anyone else with a dual axle trailer using a wheel on their tongue jack?

I appreciate that the axles and tires will provide resistence to this type of movement so the last thing I want to do is damage anything during this process by putting undo strain. I'll also be limiting this process to only level sites and using blocks and chains to allow movement but secure the trailer from rolling.

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Old 08-25-2010, 07:19 AM   #2
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I have never seen one on a trailer the size of yours. I think it would depend on the tongue weight of your unit and the weight rating of the wheel.

I had a pop up before I got my 31' Rockwood, and I miss the ability to tweak the position when parked. It bothers me when I don't get the trailer exactly straight on the pad, but I have learned to live with it.

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Old 08-25-2010, 07:45 AM   #3
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I have never used the tongue wheels that came with my previous trailers because I never trusted them not to allow the front of the trailer to move around while parked. I just rest the tongue stand onto a board (or several as needed). My current trailer came with a jack stand but I still use the boards since there are times the jack stand may not allow me to lower the tongue as far down as it needs to go to get level.

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Old 08-25-2010, 08:29 AM   #4
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My Rockwood came w/ a removable wheel for the bottom of the tongue jack. I use it to support the front of the trailer, but the TT isn't parked on pavement, so it's not usable to move the coupler around during hookup maneuvers.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:23 PM   #5
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I've seen in our dealership a little contraption that the jack fits into like a foot base. It has a socket that the jack fits into that can be ratcheted left or right to move the tongue up to 8" for alignment. You won't be able to move the trailer around the driveway but it would help when hooking up the TV to get that little tweak needed to align everything.
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:19 PM   #6
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The tongue jack is made by Norco/BAL and a caster wheel is an option for that jack.

Camping World sells them.

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