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Old 07-22-2016, 07:48 AM   #11
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Yup, I have never used the bar tool, in 4 years.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:30 AM   #12
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I used to jack up after latching the trailer to the ball to reduce the tension on the bars, and make it easier to flip the toggles over center. I never lifted it high enough to come close to lifting the rear wheels of the TV off the ground, nor take off all the tension. The nut in most tongue jacks is bronze. There is a limit to the amount of force it will accept, which is generally the weight limit of the jack. Much more than that, and you risk at least excessive and accelerated wear on the bronze nut, or complete and catastrophic failure. Use discretion, and your tongue jack will work for many years.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:31 AM   #13
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That's how we do it too. We added a 6" Fastway Flip foot to add height to the tongue jack.
Don,

I have a couple questions for you. I was also looking at getting this, since having a tongue 30" off the ground is a bit high for the installed jack to handle. However, it shows a weight limit of 1,400#, which I'm sure my trailer (and yours) is pretty close to. How long have you been using the flip jack foot? Have you encountered any issues with it? Any idea what your tongue weight is?

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Don,

I have a couple questions for you. I was also looking at getting this, since having a tongue 30" off the ground is a bit high for the installed jack to handle. However, it shows a weight limit of 1,400#, which I'm sure my trailer (and yours) is pretty close to. How long have you been using the flip jack foot? Have you encountered any issues with it? Any idea what your tongue weight is?

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Jason, we have not had it long. Our tongue weight is a little over 1300#. So far no issues but we don't use it to hold all of the hitch weight long, just long enough to undo the WD bars. We have the Equal-i-zer 14,000#. All other times we have the stabilizers down to distribute the weight. Note I didn't like the bright red so I painted it black.
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Jason, we have not had it long. Our tongue weight is a little over 1300#. So far no issues but we don't use it to hold all of the hitch weight long, just long enough to undo the WD bars. We have the Equal-i-zer 14,000#. All other times we have the stabilizers down to distribute the weight. Note I didn't like the bright red so I painted it black.
Thanks for the input. So (assuming you are not a full timer) when you have it stored, you put the stabilizing jacks down as well? I typically do not.
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Thanks for the input. So (assuming you are not a full timer) when you have it stored, you put the stabilizing jacks down as well? I typically do not.
No, we are not full timers. That is a goal another couple of years out. But yes, we do leave the stabilizers down while in it is in storage. You know, being in "earthquake country" we tend to think about stabilizing everything.
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It's so much easier. I wish I had installed an electric jack years ago
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