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Old 04-18-2015, 05:56 PM   #1
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First upgrade of the year - Tongue Jack

The stock tongue Jack on my 2014 HW276 leaves a lot to be desired. It's small and quite wobbly. Contributing to this is that the stocker is a 2" Jack in a 2.25" frame opening. This causes the 2" Jack to wobble in the frame.Click image for larger version

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I installed a Bulldog 2.25" Jack today and man I'm impressed!

For those considering the same, know that the A-frame Jack opening is a standard 2.25". This was my biggest unknown before ordering but eyeballing it from below with a tape measure looked like 2.25 and thankfully it was spot on.

A cheap $39 upgrade from etrailer.com is so worth it. Model used is BD155033.

Highly recommend it if you have also noticed the stocker Jack being flimsy.

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Old 04-18-2015, 09:08 PM   #2
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Very nice improvement, looks great.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:34 PM   #3
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I have noticed the stock one is wobbly. Is it a higher jack as well? Can you raise it higher?

Also. Any idea why the new one is more solid? What is the big difference?
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:49 PM   #4
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The reason I want a new front jack is because where I go every July the front is lower than the back so I need to crank it up high to level it. As the jack gets higher (longer extension) it gets more wobbly.

One of the comments on the etrailer site on yours is that the shaft below the mount is short. Could this be why mine is so wobbly? Looking at a Pro one , the shaft was longer so it is doubled up longer. I think this would help if fully extended.

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Compare Bulldog Round, vs Pro Series Round, | etrailer.com

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Old 04-19-2015, 10:10 PM   #5
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Hey Vin,
It raises just has high as the stocker so there shouldn't be any change there. One thing I noticed on the old jack, is if I wobble it, much of the wobble came from the 2" outer tube having play in the 2.25" opening. The rest of the wobble comes from the very thin inner tube. Moving to a sturdier 2.25" Jack installed into a 2.25" a-frame opening drastically reduces this.

I'm certain the stocker can accomplish the job for the life of the camper. It's a minor investment to bolster strength and sturdiness and ultimately less wobble by installing a Jack designed for the trailer it is being installed on.

The only wobble this Jack has that I've noticed is on the in on the foot. It comes from the side to side of the pin on the foot. Front to back is solid. If I remove the foot it is solid.
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