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Old 06-11-2015, 07:21 PM   #1
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tongue jack

so, the tongue jack on our camper does not have any kind of plate or support underneath it....do i need one? I saw a tongue jack stand on amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A10-0...er+accessories

Not sure i understand the purpose of this. Should i get something like that or something similar? Like a footplate?

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Old 06-12-2015, 05:44 AM   #2
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With the wheel removed, this provides some stability when the tongue is down; the "open" tube itself would cut into the soft ground or asphalt. I've seen some just use a block of wood.
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I've been using one of those for something like three or four years now. The two main reasons I had been using it instead of the regular jack foot is that it has a larger footprint and it's several inches taller. You might think the jack tube would eat into it, but it doesn't, and there's a ton of support material under the area where the jack tube sits. I haven't used it with my new trailer yet mostly because it was stored with the rest of our gear so I didn't have it nearby at the time, but my old trailer had an 1100lb tongue weight, which is fairly heavy for a travel trailer.
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A 6" scrap of 2x6 is more that adequate to keep all but the largest TT's jack from cutting the pavement or disappearing into the mud/soil.
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A 6" scrap of 2x6 is more that adequate to keep all but the largest TT's jack from cutting the pavement or disappearing into the mud/soil.
X2! That's what I use.
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