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Old 08-23-2012, 03:43 AM   #1
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Jack foot

After you hitch up do you remove your jack foot? I have never done that but wondered if anyone else does?
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:26 AM   #2
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When we had a TT, I always removed the foot and retracted the jack as far as possible. You never know when you might encounter a dip in the road that suddenly lowers the hitch and digs the jack into the ground. Been there, done that.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:36 AM   #3
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I take mine off too, I have seen quite a few bent jacks including my work trailer haha.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:57 AM   #4
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I don't bother on any of my trailers. They are all retracted higher than the bottom of the hitch. If I manage to get something up in there that high, I've got bigger problems than just a bent jack.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:20 AM   #5
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Ok I guess I should start doing that. Some good points here. Thanks!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:09 AM   #6
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I don't bother on any of my trailers. They are all retracted higher than the bottom of the hitch. If I manage to get something up in there that high, I've got bigger problems than just a bent jack.
Same here.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:53 PM   #7
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I always remove the jack foot. I'm too afraid that all the bouncing around while in route could cause to foot to slip off and possibly cause damage or injury.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:06 PM   #8
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We never remove the jack foot and have never come close to hitting it on anything.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:29 PM   #9
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I don't bother on any of my trailers. They are all retracted higher than the bottom of the hitch. If I manage to get something up in there that high, I've got bigger problems than just a bent jack.
Same here.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:01 PM   #10
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I got tired of having to remove the foot on my 19BH so I opted for a Fastway Flip automatic jack foot. (www.fastwaytrailer.com). Works like a charm. Retract automatically as you raise the jack and tucks away neatly under the hitch. Very handy.
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