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Old 03-13-2014, 11:07 AM   #11
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MyronL - Your picture mimics the wheel on my current fold down trailer. The wheel becomes a low point that can make contact depending on the rise and fall of the ground. On my fold down trailer the wheel is permanently fixed to the jack. Apparently on the Escape it can be removed.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:21 AM   #12
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So, you're the one that ordered the last 2014 Escape 19.

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Old 03-13-2014, 11:55 AM   #13
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I asked Reace why there was only one hole in the jack post for the wheel pin. He said that was to prevent people from keeping the wheel attached to the post. Or at least, to encourage them not to keep it attached.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:04 PM   #14
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I have a jack foot on ours and like it. It allows enough movement for small adjustments for hitting the ball on hookup, and doesn't stick down much below where the jack pipe ends.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:31 PM   #15
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:00 PM   #16
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Ref - order date. Actually I did not order the last 2014 - 19'. We ordered back in October. I've just be a silent observer trying to figure everything out by deduction. Sorry about that!
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:11 PM   #17
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Huh, my jack post has two holes. I use a pin to hold the wheel in place going up and down, and then use the pin on the hitch to lock it in place.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:29 PM   #18
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I have a newish side-winding jack, replacing the original top-wind. I'll have to check it to see how many holes in the post. Which says something about how often I use the wheel.
In any event, Reace said to remove the wheel for towing.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:43 PM   #19
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I only use the wheel for very short pushing and shoving around in the driveway. In storage, I use a wooden post under the hitch, with the jack (wheel on) cranked up just slightly in case the trailer comes off the post. The design of the wheel actually bothers me. It appears to be taking stress at an oblique angle ( the wheel axle is off center of the post center), and I'm a little concerned that over time, or with too much pressure, the jack post might bend.

I bought one of those flat shoes for the post, but the holes in the shoe didn't line up with holes in the post, and since I didn't want to drill any new ones in either, I returned it.
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