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Old 11-14-2012, 04:04 PM   #21
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I ended up using a 3/4" head bolt and threaded a 3/4" nut up tight to the top, this gave me enough depth to hold the handle well. I Lined up both the bolt and nut and cut the thread just under the nut. Then did a tack weld to keep them both lined up together and then welded them to the top of the jack.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:06 PM   #22
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I ended up using a 3/4" head bolt and threaded a 3/4" nut up tight to the top, this gave me enough depth to hold the handle well. I Lined up both the bolt and nut and cut the thread just under the nut. Then did a tack weld to keep them both lined up together and then welded them to the top of the jack.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:42 PM   #23
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My Cousin has owned and towed two 21' models of the Bigfoot TT. The first model did not have the storage box. The current model has the storage box and the tongue was extended 2' to accomodate it. He fells that both trailers towed the same. The only difference he notice was backing up the trailer into a short campsite.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:43 AM   #24
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hitch handle fitting

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Here is the hitch handle fitting I made. Not pretty but it sure works great. The fitting is a standard 3/4" coupler with a short bolt screwed into the top end, and secured with jb weld. I drilled out the bottom end to go over the stub that the handle was attached to. I think I had to grind off the rivet that held the handle to the stub. I drilled a hole through the side of the coupler to match the hole in the stub, and ran a short bolt through it to secure the fitting to the stub. The coupler is easy to find in a hardware store.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:35 PM   #25
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Finally found a jack with a removable handle @ Etrailer, arrived today and with the handle off, my tailgate can now be opened.
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