Originally Posted by mtam
Not sure what's it's called but it's the wheel in the front of the trailer that holds the tongue up.
The jack is all the way up and the wheel is barley off the ground. I wouldn't tow with it like that of course but I can't even get a piece of wood under it. Paint to try and align on gravel. I could add a side mount but other than that any ideas on how to fix this issue?
Is a side mount ok for stability when park? Any weight issues? I tried to attach a photo.
Thanks for any help
Welcome to the forum.
I'm not really sure about your specific question(s). But, that said, years ago I delivered many JayFeathers with those wheels. There was a pin that could be removed to disconnect the jack from the wheel. I always removed the wheel while hauling the trailer and reinstalled it when I delivered it.
It is likely that my truck and hitch height kept the wheel further off the ground than your rig. Could you send a photo of your TT and TV hitched up? Please also include the measurement from the ground to the top of your hitch ball. It is possible the ball is low on your hitch setup.
You could, of course, not
put the wheel on the jack. Just crank the jack column down onto a block of wood. I did that when the trailer sat in an sloped lot.
If your question "Is a side mount ok for stability when park?" means putting on a different jack that mounts on the side of the trailer frame near where the current jack mounts, that should be OK. Just mount the jack as far forward as possible on the trailer frame.
I hope some of this helps.