Trailer Tongue Jack

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

  1. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Try to find some metal bushings (power equipment shop?). And use a Grade 8 bolt with a matching lock nut.
     
  2. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    I made mine using a 12" piece of allthread and used nuts to space the wheels out. It works fine. I don't have pics of it or I'd post them.
     
  3. speckhunter80

    speckhunter80 Well-Known Member

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    You can buy boat trailer tongue jacks rated for 1,000-1,500 pounds for $40-$90. Any of these will work on a camper trailer that has a tongue weight of only 200-400 pounds
     
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    speckhunter80 Well-Known Member

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    etrailer sells three for less than $50
     
  5. CAMPERBOB

    CAMPERBOB New Member

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    I ended up getting some 8" speed wheels (solid) with a 1/2" hub.
    Total cost about $20. Rolls much better now. I only use the wheels on concrete because of where I have to park the PUP, can't be done with the TV.
     
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    I know this is a really OLD thread, but I decided to build this "fat tire" wheel jockey for my Aliner.

    Started with what I had on my Tongue Jack:

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    Here are materials I purchased
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    First, disassemble the original wheel from the Tongue Jack.

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    Push the 10” Hex Bolt through the original wheel frame and one of the Tees. I inserted one of the washers between the wheel and the wheel frame.

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    I discovered that the 10” Hex Bolt was about an inch too long and both DIY stores (Lowes and Home Depot) did not stock a 9” bolt, so I used 2 nylon spacers on each side.

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    Here is the final product! I used a rubber bungee to hold the handle up for photo purposes, since Vanna White was too busy to model for me.

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    A close-up of the Fat Tire Wheel Jockey!

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    It works great, even on my soft, sandy Florida soil. Total cost around $50 and a LOT sturdier that the flimsy Chinese trailer dolly from Harbor Freight.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2017
  7. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Looks good, should hold up for a long time. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Strawhouse Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!
     
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