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Old 04-25-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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Level for tongue jack?

We would like to install a permanent level(s) on the outside of our trailer. Am tired of looking for our little 6" level and moving it around to check level from side to side and fore/aft.

I've seen some electric tongue jacks that have a round bubble level in the top where the access is to the shaft for manual override. Ours is an Ultra Fab jack.

Is there an aftermarket insert for the top of the Ultra Fab that will fit? I've seen other jacks that have this as an original OEM item. I wonder if I could get one from another brand and have it thread on okay? The plug on ours is a soft rubber-ish plug that presses in. I think the others I have seen are threaded in.

Or are these little round bubble levels not that great? I have not found a good spot to stick on a level in the tongue area so have thought of this in-the-jack method instead.
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I would put a normal level on the front corner and one on the corner next to it. That way you have a level for front to back and side to side. I personally don't like bubble levels.
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If you have an android phone, put in the free app called swiss army knife. It has a level, mirror, ruler, compass, calculator, timer, stop watch, unit converter, and a flashlight, if your phone has flash capabilities.
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Those small round bubble levels are not worth it. Way too inaccurate. You will be better off using levels on the corners as explained previously. If you need to access the manual drive for the "lift/lower" you will have to remove the round bubble anyway. Just not worth it.
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I was looking the Hoppy Hitch level yesterday, but besides the fact that it looks cheap and fragile, I can see losing the plastic protective cover for it some day. I also read that someone said that they have a tendency to fog up.

May look at one of the tee shaped levels that can go at the coupler, at CW to see if they look any good.

The round bubble levels are out....
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I put one level on the side , one one the front , and one on the frame by the jack
Works for me
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:59 PM   #7
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I have a level that I got @ camping world about 10 yrs ago that has been great. When it is mounted on the tounge of the trailer and adjusted properly it will tell you how much blocking you need on the low side and when that is done you just raise or lower the jack to level fore and aft.
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I was looking the Hoppy Hitch level yesterday, but besides the fact that it looks cheap and fragile, I can see losing the plastic protective cover for it some day. I also read that someone said that they have a tendency to fog up.

May look at one of the tee shaped levels that can go at the coupler, at CW to see if they look any good.

The round bubble levels are out....
I looked at the level I mentioned before and it is a Hoppy. I don't remember having any problem. Western Washington is known for it's wet weather and fogging hasn't been a problem. As I remember it wasn't very expensive.
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If you have an android phone, put in the free app called swiss army knife. It has a level, mirror, ruler, compass, calculator, timer, stop watch, unit converter, and a flashlight, if your phone has flash capabilities.
For the iphone you can download the ihandy app.
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