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Old 12-20-2019, 03:40 PM   #541
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I could but I don't think that I'm going to worry about that at this point. They are used with the 4 of them and the tongue jack in contact at the same time with their inboard ends fixed to the trailer. Hard to imagine a situation where the whole trailer would want to slide somewhere.

If I had a concern I'd just glue a layer of EPDM on the bottom.

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Old 12-20-2019, 06:35 PM   #542
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Looks great Ron.
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Old 12-21-2019, 11:17 AM   #543
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Installed a shelf by the dinette table. I find that little things, but objects that we use a lot, start cluttering up the table top. So I like to find them a home off the table.

Good project to use my underused milling machine. I was going to use a 1" cutter on the cutouts but M. asked if I could make a smaller radius corners "to match the window" OK, no problem. If thats all it takes to make her happy.

Mod. #25 on the new trailer, done.

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Envious of your milling machine. You've given me a design concept for a shelf that I plan on constructing in our house. I appreciate that. Now I don't have to think. I'll have to resort to using a drill press for the cutouts and an my router to do the round overs.
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Old 12-21-2019, 12:08 PM   #544
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Envious of your milling machine. You've given me a design concept for a shelf that I plan on constructing in our house. I appreciate that. Now I don't have to think. I'll have to resort to using a drill press for the cutouts and an my router to do the round overs.
A milling machine is great if you have the space and $$$. I mounted a cross slide drill press vise on my drill press and find it can do most of what I need.

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Old 12-21-2019, 01:17 PM   #545
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I have two of those. Haven't used them in 30 years. For lightweight stuff they were OK but for anything else I found them too sloppy. Threads are too coarse and have too much play etc. I keep meaning to put mine on Craigslist.

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Old 12-23-2019, 11:31 AM   #546
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These should be what owner's need if they want to add the ones made for the C-jacks by BAL:
https://www.amazon.com/BAL-23200-Foo.../dp/B004OI21MY
So, I am picking up my 5.0 in April. Will I need these? What are the “legs” like without them. Do I need four? Thanks.
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:36 AM   #547
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You would only need 2, for the rear, the front are power jacks. Escape will install them for you as they carry them also.
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Old 12-23-2019, 12:08 PM   #548
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They are just pointy and do not support the trailer well in sand or gravel.
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Old 12-23-2019, 12:21 PM   #549
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Will I need these?
You don't need to buy sand pads but they'e more convenient. At any rate you should have a few pieces of either 2 x 6 or 3/4" squares of plywood for misc. use under the wheels or stabilizers. Hint: don't use the yellow plastic commercial ones under the stabilizers on soft ground.

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Old 12-23-2019, 12:27 PM   #550
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Hint: don't use the yellow plastic commercial ones under the stabilizers on soft ground.

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Why not? What happens? I have high lift and use as many as six "Lego" blocks under each rear stabilizer, but I've not camped on the ocean in Baja.
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Old 12-23-2019, 01:06 PM   #551
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I can see that several might be OK but my experience that only one under the pointy stabilizer end on sand will crack.

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Old 12-23-2019, 01:11 PM   #552
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Why not? What happens? I have high lift and use as many as six "Lego" blocks under each rear stabilizer, but I've not camped on the ocean in Baja.
On really soft ground, the lego blocks become cookie cutters & the lower one or two sink in. I do remember having to get out a shovel to dig one out at a muddy campground. I keep a couple of lego block sized pieces of 1/2" plywood to go under the first block if the ground is soft.

I have the high lift axle, and have added 4" cedar blocks to the sand pads. While the clearance for the front blocks is a little tighter than I'd like, so far I haven't hit them. It saves a bunch of cranking or stacking as many blocks.
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Old 12-23-2019, 01:32 PM   #553
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Only hint I have is to carry one of those garden kneeling pads for use while cranking.
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and a helping hand to help you get back up........... I find it easier to get down than it is to get back up as I age.
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Old 12-23-2019, 02:16 PM   #555
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So, I am picking up my 5.0 in April. Will I need these? What are the “legs” like without them. Do I need four? Thanks.
Check your build sheet, mine came from ETI, called Sand Pads (2) for $25 (Canadian) / Easy enough to install yourself if you want to save a couple bucks.
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Old 12-23-2019, 02:30 PM   #556
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and a helping hand to help you get back up........... I find it easier to get down than it is to get back up as I age.
Hi: cpaharley2008... Heck at my place I spend a lot of time on my knees... It does have its ups and downs, so get used to it!!! Alf
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Old 12-23-2019, 03:15 PM   #557
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Why make it hard on yourself attach the metal pads to the jacks . Attach the smaller yellow jack pads to bottom of metal . If you need more height can always add the bigger pads or wood blocks . The reason for attaching the smaller jack pads they won’t slip if attached , they can channel water and keep moisture off the metal and gives a bigger foot pad. Greg in this thread posted a link to smaller jack pads . Pat
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Old 12-23-2019, 04:30 PM   #558
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They are just pointy and do not support the trailer well in sand or gravel.
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But the front feet are not pointed?
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Old 12-23-2019, 04:46 PM   #559
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But the front feet are not pointed?
Correct, the fronts are jacks on the 5.0TA with flat plates on them, you only need the optional feet on the 2 rear stabilizers.
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