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Old 03-30-2015, 04:39 PM   #11
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She can also get a shorter jack, they are not that expensive, start at $20 A-Frame Jack Trailer Jack | etrailer.com
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:44 PM   #12
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:07 PM   #13
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Well done. Your planning was accurate and paid off. It is the AC that adds the additional 4".
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:25 PM   #14
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Could also just cut the amount req'd off the bottom of the tube. Wouldn't seem to make sense to me to buy another one when the present one can be used.

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Old 03-30-2015, 05:36 PM   #15
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Could also just cut the amount req'd off the bottom of the tube. Wouldn't seem to make sense to me to buy another one when the present one can be used.

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Careful. My trailer is in the driveway and the jack is fully up in order to level the trailer ( to cool fridge prior to a trip ). I've even got 4x4 and 2x6 blocks under it. ( The yellow bag is my version of a traffic cone )
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Very good, Echo!
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:21 PM   #17
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We are trying to stay away from doing anything irreversible. I like to try reposition the jack but I think hubby wants a dolly. He did mumble something about "slope".
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:26 PM   #18
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Bought our first Escape- a 2010 17B 9/13 in Bend from a gent who garaged his. It was like new and a reason we decided to buy it vs a 2013 demo from ETI.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:11 PM   #19
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Bought our first Escape- a 2010 17B 9/13 in Bend from a gent who garaged his. It was like new and a reason we decided to buy it vs a 2013 demo from ETI.
I think I remember seeing that trailer on sale.
I don't think our trailer will stay pristine with the kids traffic. I did, however, tell my 7-year-old that "Tody" will last a very very long time that if she helps taking care of it now, she may get to tow it someday.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:34 AM   #20
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Wow, that's close... like it was made for the garage (which, of course, it was )

Adding spacers to move the jack up (or changing it out for one which sits higher) adds clearance to install the wheel, but it also limits the height the tongue can be lifted to, and causes tailgate/hatch interference for some tow vehicles. A clever alternative which I read about in a FiberglassRV forum discussion is the Ultimate Jack. The body slides vertically and can be pinned at various heights, to suit the requirements of the moment. I haven't personally tried it, but if well made it could be a good solution is the conventional jack doesn't quite work for someone's situation.
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