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  • What is the Best Way to Jack Up a Boat Trailer with Torsion Axles
  • The best way to jack up a boat trailer with torsion axles, or straight axles for that matter, is to use a trailer jack that is rated high enough for the weight of the trailer at the point the jack is installed. Going with a higher capacity than needed will be easier on the jack and allow it to last longer. If you want to jack up the whole trailer, front and back and both sides, you can use the tongue jack for the front and then use a floor jack to jack up one corner at the back of the...
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  • Recommended Trailer Jack For Trailer With 800 Lbs. Of Tongue Weight
  • In order to choose the correct jack for your trailer, you must first determine what type of jack you will need. You can choose from either an a-frame jack or side mount jack. Once the correct type of jack is selected, you can then begin to narrow your search down based upon weight restrictions. The trailer jack needs to be capable of lifting the tongue weight of a trailer, rather than the total weight of the trailer. The tongue weight of a trailer is typically 10-15% of the total trailer...
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  • Dutton-Lainson Trailer Jacks That Are Made In The USA
  • We carry the Dutton-Lainson line of jacks that are made in the USA. Here are a few of the different jacks that we carry from them. A-Frame Jacks 1,000LB A-Frame Trailer Jack with Caster Wheel # DL74MR 5,000LB A-Frame Trailer Jack # DL22772 Side Mount Jacks 1,500LB Pull Pin, Easy Swivel Trailer Jack with 6" Dual Wheels # DL22580 2,000LB Drop Leg Trailer Jack with Footplate # DL97MR 2,000LB Pipe Mount Swivel Style Trailer Jack with Foot # DL22682
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  • Could Round A-Frame Trailer Jack # TJA-2002-B Replace 1,000 lb Trailer Jack
  • The great thing about A-frame trailer jacks is that the bolt pattern used is a standard bolt pattern that basically all trailer jacks are designed to fit. So the 2k rated trailer jack # TJA-2002-B will bolt up but you still might want to verify that the diameter of this jack matches your trailer as occasionally sometimes the hole on the trailer is a bit too small. This jack needs a 2-1/4 inch hole on the trailer to fit through. I attached an install video for this jack for you to check...
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  • Recommendation for a Trailer Jack with Easy to Maneuver Caster Wheel
  • To recommend a replacement replacement caster for your jack I would need the jack model number. If you would like to replace the jack on your trailer the easiest to maneuver style of jack is one with an independent caster wheel like the Weld on Fulton Trailer Jack, item # F1413050334 or the bolt on model Fulton Trailer Jack, item # F1413040134. These jacks utilize the same style of non-stick washer for the swivel action of the wheel. In my experience any jack caster that is weighted down...
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  • Will etrailer Electric 3.5K Trailer Jack Fit a 2009 Jayco Jay Flight Travel Trailer
  • Electric trailer jack # EJ-3520-WBX has an outer tube diameter of 2-1/4 inches. If the jack hole on the trailer will accept this size then the jack will fit. The mounting pattern of A-frame jacks is a standard size so no worries with that. I have included a link to a video review of this jack for you.
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  • Trailer Jacks Manufactured in the USA
  • There are some Dutton-Lainson trailer jacks that are made in the USA as well as a few that are not. Any jacks that we carry that are made in the USA have that as part of the description to help set them apart. Currently we have the following options: Pull Pin, Easy Swivel Trailer Jack with 8" Wheel - Sidewind - 1,500 lbs. # DL22800 Pull Pin, Easy Swivel Trailer Jack with 6" Wheel - Sidewind - 1,000 lbs. # DL22560 A-Frame Trailer Jack - Sidewind - 1,000 lbs. by Dutton-Lainson # DL22530 Pull...
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  • What Weight Measurement is Referenced When Choosing a Trailer Jack
  • The weight measurement from your trailer that you will want to consider when looking at jacks is the trailer's tongue weight. You will want a jack with a capacity that matches or surpasses your trailer's tongue weight. For example, if your trailer has a tongue weight of 2,000 pounds, the jack you referenced, the Stromberg Carlson Electric Trailer Jack # JET-5000, would be more than sufficient for the trailer. It is capable of a 5000 pound tongue weight. Getting a jack over capacity...
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  • Can ProSeries Round, Snap-Ring Swivel Jack, Side-Frame Mount Jack Be Used on a Travel Trailer
  • A side-frame mount jack like the Pro Series Round, Snap-Ring Swivel Jack # PS1400300303 could be used on a travel trailer, but there are some things you will want to take into consideration. Typically, A-frame jacks are used on travel trailers to provide support at the centerline of the trailer. A side-mount jack will provide support at one side of the trailer. When possible, it is best to support the trailer at the center of the A-frame, rather than to one side or the other. Another...
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  • Are Scissors Jacks Designed to Lift Trailer
  • The Ultra-Fab Scissor Jack # UF48-979032 that you referenced is strictly designed as a stabilization mechanism for trailers. This jack mounts to the underside of the trailer and then drops to hold the trailer in place to prevent rocking. These jacks are designed to stabilize, but not to support the full weight of a trailer. My technical contact at Ultra-Fab told me that the term jack is an industry term for a variety of items that do not necessarily raise a vehicle but all have a similar...
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  • Trailer Jack to Lift Horse Trailer to Change Tire
  • We have a couple of options that you might like. First, you could use what is called a farm jack, # RP7033400. This is a stand alone jack meaning it does not get attached to the trailer. But farm jacks have many uses and will work well to help lift the trailer to change a tire. They're especially great on uneven terrain compared to other jacks. A similar device that is more compact is a bottle jack, # ALL640405. This jack is easier to store since it is smaller than a farm jack but is still...
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  • EZ Loader Trailer Replacement Snap-Ring Swivel Trailer Jack
  • From my research, EZ loader trailers used a Fulton jack with a swivel snap-ring on their aluminum boat trailers. Therefore the correct replacement snap-ring jack for your trailer would be the Fulton Round, Snap-Ring Swivel Marine Jack part # FTJ120W0301. As long as the snap ring pilot hole on your trailer's jack mount is 2.3" in diameter then this jack will be a direct replacement for you. This jack has a 1,200 lb weight capacity offering up to 23" of lift. Please note that a trailer jack...
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  • Trailer Jack Recommendation for Coleman Pop-Up Camper 1,200 Pounds
  • Generally, when choosing a trailer jack, we want to take the trailer's loaded and ready to tow tongue weight into consideration. The jack's lift weight should surpass the tongue weight of your trailer. The tongue weight of a trailer is usually between 10 - 15 percent of the trailer's weight. When loaded, your trailer likely has a tongue weight somewhere between 120 - 180 pounds. Though your trailer has a lower tongue weight, there is be nothing wrong with using a jack that has a 1,200...
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  • Replacement for Fulton Magnum Series Jack on Boat Trailer
  • The Fulton Bolt-Thru Swivel Marine Jack # F1411300301 will definitely work for you as a replacement for the current Fulton Magnum Series jack you have, as it will mount to the bracket already on your trailer, as that bracket will be the Jack Mounting Bracket for Fulton Marine Jack # P9012-00. This Fulton jack has a 1,500 lb capacity, and while I completely understand thinking that the higher capacity of the jack, the better, that just isn't the case, because trailer jacks nowadays have...
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  • Recommended Bolt-On Jack For Boat Trailer
  • The trailer jacks we offer for a tongue trailer are all manually operated. We do not have any electric bolt-on jacks available. For a bolt-on trailer jack I recommend a jack like the Fulton XLT Bolt-Thru Swivel Trailer Jack, part # F141133. This is a 1,500-lb jack that bolts to a trailer frame that measures 3 x 3 or 3 x 4 inches. The jack swivels up to stow it parallel to the trailer frame for travel.
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  • Will An Electric Trailer Jack with Round Flange Work In Place of Trailer Jack with Triangular Flange
  • In regards to an a-frame trailer jack, the shape of the mounting flange does not matter as the bolt spacing is an industry standard dimension. Therefore, you can use the Lippert Electric Trailer Jack part # LC285318 in place of a jack with a round mounting flange or the Stromberg Carlson Electric Trailer Jack part # JET-3755 in place of a jack with a triangular mounting flange.
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  • How to Choose a Replacement Jack for a 1991 Four Winns Trailer
  • When choosing a jack, you will want to choose a jack that can support the tongue weight of your trailer and a jack that has an appropriate lift height for your trailer. Typically, the tongue weight on boat trailers does not exceed 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. Be sure you verify the tongue weight capacity of your trailer before selecting a jack. If you still have your old jack, you can go by the weight capacity and lift height of that jack to choose a replacement jack. The...
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  • Can the Camco Trailer Tongue Jack Stand # CAM44635 be Used on a Trailer Jack with a Wheel
  • Camco Trailer Tongue Jack Stand # CAM44635 cannot be used on a jack that has a wheel unless you were to remove the wheel first. For a jack with a wheel I recommend the Andersen Rapid Jack # AM3620. Lay it on its side and use the rectangular opening for the jack wheel.
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  • Recommended Swivel Jack for Magnum Boat Trailer to Replace Broken Shelby Trailer Jack
  • For your replacement jack, I recommend the Fulton Swivel Jack # FXPD15L. This jack is an easy bolt on installation to replace your broken Shelby Jack. This jack has a corrosion-resistant zinc plating and dual support thermoplastic wheels. I've attached a couple of videos to further assist.
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  • Replacement Jack Handle Recommendation for a 1980 Scamp Travel Trailer
  • In order to recommend a replacement handle that will work with the jack on your 1980 Scamp trailer I would need to know the brand and type of jack on the trailer. Jack handles are not universal items and are specific to certain jacks. If you have no way of finding what brand of jack that you have, then I would recommend replacing the entire jack. I would recommend going with a lower capacity jack like the Dutton-Lainson Swivel Jack, # DL22300. This jack will fit trailer frames up to...
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