Trailer Tongue Jack

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Repairs & Maintenance' started by liv4mtns, May 1, 2010.

  1. jrclocks

    jrclocks Member

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    Here's how I move my camper.

    It uses a pair of pnuematic tires and fits on the bottom of the jack.

    The handle acts as the tiller for direction and has the controls on it.

    It moves about 8 feet/minute.

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  2. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    For those heavy campers that is a great idea! I love the double tire axle dolly. Thanks for the info!
     
  3. mattyj

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  4. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    I'm going to get the parts and build mine before our new trailer even gets here! Thanks for posting this! I can't imagine lugging around that thing from harbor freight.

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  5. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Mine has a 18 hp engine ....... lawn tractor ....
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  6. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    Re: Re: Trailer Tongue Jack

    Must be a bear to get that in the trailer! :eek:
     
  7. inacoma

    inacoma New Member

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    I just built this and it is going to work really well when I get air in the tires. Lol. Also I may use or make some sort of spacer to widen the tires out a bit farther so I don't have thread sticking out the side to catch an ankle on. Or cut it off. Not sure what approach I want to take yet. Trying to decide if the extra width will help or hinder the leverage effect of the offset wheels. Also I am going to keep the offset there so that if I want to unthread the handle portion and just just the wheels I still have that option. Also going to out some spare bike grips on the handle section and paint it up nice. Thanks for the great idea! [​IMG]
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  8. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    Looks good! Why not put nuts inside of the wheels?
    I have everything to build mine except 3/4" all-thread! I can't find it anywhere here! [LOL]
     
  9. inacoma

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    I am not using all thread. I just got a 5/8x10" grade 5 bolt. And if you use nuts you have the potential of the pressure of the turning tires to tighten the nut up against the hub and acting like a brake when it gets tight enough. But the more I think about it, I actually think they on a leverage side of things, keeping the tires right next to the legs might be better.


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  10. 94-D2

    94-D2 Happy Campin'

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    Drill a hole in the bolt, put a castle nut and coter pin in it. If you can't drill the hole, you can buy it any size you need. Looks good though.
     
  11. patfraley

    patfraley we're on a road to no where...

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    Question.....went by Harbour Freight to look at wheels. 10" Neumatics are rated for about 300-350lbs. Is that good enough considering there will be two? Also, what size? 8". 10"?


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  12. n2cruzn

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  13. patfraley

    patfraley we're on a road to no where...

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    Not really looking to spend $300 but thanks anyways


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  14. rob2218

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    Great product but is it overkill for a pop up?
     
  15. n2cruzn

    n2cruzn New Member

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    not for me. i go up my driveway and then i have a 90 deg turn into backyard and then 180 it for on the way out. AND i dont know how to back up.....and it would be tight up the driveway......ohhh did i mention i do this by myself with 2000 lbs.
    then into the cg with ease.

    no not overkill [ALPU]
     
  16. rob2218

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    can ya show us what it looks like on yer PUP?
    thanks.
     
  17. rob2218

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    Saw the video....was wondering how the dern thing was put up when traveling.....awesome mechanism.....and I agree....it sure would beat that "back/forth" motion...but Iv'e gotten to be a pro a putting the hitch ball within 3/4" of the coupler......amazing what a little practice over and over can do for ya.

    Maybe if I was Leno I'd buy one.....or "when" I win the California lotto [:D] [SUN] [SUN] [SUN] [SUN]

     
  18. n2cruzn

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    it has 2 pins. 1 for verticle and another to turn it 90 deg for travel. it IS a bit heavy. will try to remember how to post a picture. oh and another thing....it has a tube within a tube for a base for quick adjustments
     
  19. rob2218

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    I'm tellin ya.....looks pretty slick that doo-hickey
    if I were Jay Leno I'd be all over that like a monkey tearin' into a cupcake.
    ........
     
  20. CAMPERBOB

    CAMPERBOB New Member

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    Hi
    I really want to do this mod as well, to help with manually moving the trailer at home on concrete surface.
    My original wheel assembly is a 1/2" bolt. The new tires are 5/8" hub. [?:~{]
    Did you have to drill out the holes on the wheel mount, or were yours already 5/8"?
    Do you think there is enough material there if I drill it out, or will that get too weak?

    I'm also considering using a 1/2" bolt and find something to use as a bushing to get to 5/8" for the wheels. Any suggestions?
     

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