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Old 09-17-2016, 02:43 PM   #11
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Save the grief of using blocks and be able to extend your tongue jack automatically that also has a great footpad with the use of a

Fastway® Flip™ Automatic Jack Foot.

Most trailer owners spend a lot of time hassling with their tongue jack chasing around several wood blocks, kneeling down and messing with a pin and putting up with a flimsy aggravating removable jack foot.

I use the Fastway Automatic Jack Foot which adds up to 6" to the tongue jack and it's unique folding action makes lowering and raising of the jack quick, easy and secure. Hassle free and all self contained. I'm totally impressed with it! Check them out!

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Old 09-18-2016, 08:01 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by suzhou View Post
Didn't consider that since I've logged in my mind to never put the full weight of the trailer on the stabilizers. My tongue weight is ~800lb and with the stabilizers set back from the coupler it would be a little(?) over ~400lb per stabilizer on the frame. .
Keep in mind that you are not "lifting" the TT with this procedure. All you are doing is holding it in place while you retract the tongue jack to reinsert the block. After reinserting the block, you use the jack to raise the tt to the necessary height.

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Old 09-18-2016, 08:15 AM   #13
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For the record, I did the EXACT same thing. Exactly the whole way.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:03 PM   #14
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Harbor Freight Tools and a $20 bottle jack. I remember as a kid our jack either slid off the pad or the wooden pad wasn't strong enough to support and the jack went through. Either way we returned to the camper to find that the tongue was laying on the ground... the jack had sunk into the soft ground. We were SOL until a neighbor came along with a bottle jack and jacked the tongue up enough to get sufficient blocking underneath and try again.
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Old 09-18-2016, 09:03 PM   #15
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I had one of those Fastway® Flip™ Automatic Jack Foot devices and used it all the time until it collapsed at the pivot point where the foot folds up underneath. I've been reluctant to use it again. When the jack foot collapsed, I had to buy a hydraulic bottle jack with 2 jack stands and slowly lift the trailer with the bottle jack, lower the tongue jack, put in the jack stands, then repeat several times before the coupler was high enough for the hitch. What a hassle! I'm reluctant to use the stabilizers too in a case like this, as they seem so flimsy for a 3500 lb trailer (Jayco Feather UltraLite x20e).

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