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Old 03-06-2016, 12:15 AM   #1
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Need to raise tongue

Trying to back my TT into driveway and the jackstand is hitting a high spot on driveway. Can I use a wheel on my electronic jackstand to help me roll across the even part of driveway and if so what type should I look for. I saw a couple on amazon but was wondering about quality. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Adding a wheel to the bottom of an electric tongue jack, could be an expensive mistake; if you bend the shaft; the jack is only designed to operate straight up, and won't tolerate a side load.
Is there any way to space the jack up on it's mount plate to clear the ground ?
How high do you need to go ?
Raising the tongue while backing up , you also have to possibility of raising the drive wheels on your tow vehicle and loosing traction.
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I probably only need couple of inches
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Can you remove the tongue jack until you figure it all out? Might only be three or four bolts. Gets the trailer in your driveway where you can either raise the jack or lower the driveway.
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I probably only need couple of inches

Then I'd be looking to raise the jack on it's mount plate, spacer and longer mount bolts, and carry a couple of short pieces of 2X6 to stack under the jack for leveling.

You could remove the jack from the trailer , while hooked up, then back up to the problem area, and get an exact measurement .
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I hope I understand your question, but if it was me I would simply use my leveling blocks and build a small ramp for the course of the wheel travel to get the wheels to a few inches higher so that the jack stand will clear the problem area. you need to remember that you will probably have the same issue when you take it out of the driveway as well. JMO
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If you can post a picture of your jack in the up position next to a ruler you might get some better ideas.

I'd second the idea of raising the jack with a spacer. You might also find a jack with a larger lift if needed after the spacer is installed.
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Can you easily raise on the hitch on the truck just for backing into
the slot on the driveway?
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How do i do that? Its not the hitch but the plate on the bottom of electronic jack.
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Can you cut 2 inches off the bottom of the jack? Just what part is scraping that needs to be raised?
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the very bottom where the plate is attached to jack. I have it raised to max
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E trailer sells a hitch roller that attaches on the hitch.
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Does the plate at the bottom of the jack come off? The jack I have has a removable foot.
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yes it does
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