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Old 09-16-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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HWH Jack Plate nearly came off

One of my leveling jacks had its base plate get displaced off center. I tried to move it back with my hands and arms alone with no success. I'll tackle it again tomorrow but am wondering if there is a standard approach to solving this problem? I'm thinking of taking a tire iron and trying to pry it back to dead center. Any other ideas?
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:53 PM   #2
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Strange, I had one off center today, too. I don't know the right way to fix it, but I wrestled it completely off, then hooked the spring on one side. Then I put a floor jack under the plate to move it as close as possible to the loose spring. Then I just pulled the spring down and hooked the plate. It was quite a pull. If I ever have this happen again, I will extend the jack and wedge spacers in the springs to lengthen them. Then I will retract the jack ( have to help this one up) then line up the pad and extend the jack back into place.

Hope it goes well for you, my arm is sore from pulling on that spring.
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You can extent the jack to stretch springs and place wood shims between springs and retract jack so you can than put pivot point in hole of plate than remove shims one at a time.
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I just used a crowbar.
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Success! The spacer trick worked.
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What do you consider off center? There is a stop on the end if the leg that keeps the pad from sliding off, yet allows it to move around. If the pad is still restricted by the stop, it should "level out" when the leg goes down.
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The stop had "stopped" on the outer lip of the plate.
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I just used a crowbar.
That's what worked for me as well.
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I'm currently at CG and believe it or not, I bent the foot plate lowering the jacks too close to the concrete tire bumper on the camping slab..... Tried smacking it with a small sledge to no avail.... So my question is - can I remove that plate so I can straighten it or do I buy a new foot plate ???
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I'm currently at CG and believe it or not, I bent the foot plate lowering the jacks too close to the concrete tire bumper on the camping slab..... Tried smacking it with a small sledge to no avail.... So my question is - can I remove that plate so I can straighten it or do I buy a new foot plate ???
I'd sure try to straighten it. Worst case, you'll have the old one off and be ready to install the new one?
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I haven't looked that closely but anyone have experience at removing the foot plate???
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I haven't looked that closely but anyone have experience at removing the foot plate???
Look up any of the comments on replacing the jack springs. That is the procedure you will go through in removing and replacing the jack plate.
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