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Old 03-14-2014, 06:20 AM   #21
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Now this thing is NEATO. I could have used it on my Scamp many times. Always a day late and a dollar short.
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:29 AM   #22
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I use a selection of blocks under my hitch, to eliminate lots of cranking. One 10" 2x6, one 8" 2x4, and one 6" 4x4. They stay handy in the back of the tow. The wheel gets used once or twice a year tops.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:59 PM   #23
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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 understand the logic, but the wheel must be off-centre to be a caster (so it automatically turns the way it needs to). The alternative would require you to manually steer it.

I don't think that handling the load without bending should be an issue. Yes, the Atwood catalog shows that a jack which normally has a few thousand pounds of capacity is limited to 1000 pounds with the wheel... but who has a 1000 pound tongue weight with an Escape? I doubt it is a problem, and would go with the jack manufacturer's capacity rating. Also, if a plain foot is used for long-term storage, it would help if this is a concern.

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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.
Although most jack legs and their feet/wheels are similar, they do need to actually match. Fortunately, it seems that in most cases the match is available. If I were to use a wheel, I would want it quickly interchangeable with a lower-profile plain foot.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:09 AM   #24
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I use a selection of blocks under my hitch, to eliminate lots of cranking. One 10" 2x6, one 8" 2x4, and one 6" 4x4. They stay handy in the back of the tow. The wheel gets used once or twice a year tops.
Ditto, minus the wheel.
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