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Old 02-20-2014, 05:59 PM   #31
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I'd have to mark the jack post before jacking it all the way up to get to level. Good idea.

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Old 02-20-2014, 06:32 PM   #32
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When my trailer is stored on the driveway, I rest the tongue on a 4 x 4 (with a base) that's cut to a length keep the trailer level. That keeps the weight off the jack post. To hitch to the truck, I just have to raise the tongue about two inches off the 4 x 4, remove it, and back up using the Tacoma's rear camera. I can usually get within 1/2" also.

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Old 02-26-2014, 08:23 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Seamstress View Post
I did try the Tundra, it was too high. Most of these trucks have narrow running boards that make it difficult for me. But thanks for thinking of me.
Don't let the vehicle seat height keep you from your desire. Our truck seat cushion is about as high as my belt line. So tip toes and struggling were the ritual for entering the truck. Installed running boards.

Our running board is on the narrow side. To add insult to injury, I have moderate Sciatica. To enter the truck on drivers side I put the left foot on the RB and right hand gripping the interior "assist" handle or steering wheel. Stand up, scoot the right leg forward between the seat and left leg, and then sit down on the seat.

If you can climb steps, your leg should be strong enough for this maneuver. Also the "assist " handle allows for some pulling with your arm.


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