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Old 10-04-2016, 10:02 AM   #1
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Trailer jack help

New poster here. I have gleaned much valuable info from these forums, but I can't find a specific solution to this situation. Looking to gather suggestions from this site's users.

Just bought a new tilt bed car trailer to tow a car behind the RV. On it's first trip, the trailer tongue jack "unwinds" a bit, bringing jack foot lower to ground. Looking for a easy way to secure the jack from lowering while in motion. I've thought of drilling a hole through both outer & inner jack tubes and use a pin with clip.

Does anyone have any other ideas to solve this issue?



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Old 10-04-2016, 11:03 AM   #2
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Most trailer jacks pivot 90 so extension wouldn't be an issue. Any jack that stays vertical could potentially ground out when going over a bump or driveway entrance. You could secure the jack with a wire loop over the end or put a hook on the moveable section secured by a cord to upper section. Drilling a hole could cause problems for the screw section.


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Old 10-04-2016, 01:14 PM   #3
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Tie the handle in place so it can't rotate.
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Old 10-04-2016, 04:04 PM   #4
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Bungi cord the handle
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:59 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum.
Perhaps post a picture of the tongue/jack. Like BFLinn181 noted, even fully retracted seems there could be a clearance issue.
All good ideas though.

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