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Old 01-21-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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'59 Flying Cloud - trailer jacks and spare tire

In preparing my trailer, I'm considering mounting 2 jacks on the front and 2 on the rear of the trailer.
I'm also thinking a out mounting a spare tire mount up near the hitch.

I don't want to overkill my trailer with jacks if not necessary but I'd like it to be a stable camper. I'd appreciate any thoughts?
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In preparing my trailer, I'm considering mounting 2 jacks on the front and 2 on the rear of the trailer.
I'm also thinking a out mounting a spare tire mount up near the hitch.

I don't want to overkill my trailer with jacks if not necessary but I'd like it to be a stable camper. I'd appreciate any thoughts?
Stabilizing jacks are a must.

Carrying a spare, under the front, is the way to go, as thousands of others have.

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Thank you!Any RV shops around central Texas?
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Do you have a photo of a spare tire mounted under the front?
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Rowdy,
Congratulations on your new trailer! Is this the on that the guy had in San Angelo that was off the frame?

To answer your question, Texas RV Supply in San Antonio or Top's vintage trailers in Harker Heights Vintage traveler's restoration in Johnson City are the only shops in Central Texas I would reccomend.
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I'm working out the details of putting a new split AC in the Safari. It will, because the compressor will on the A frame tongue, require the tire carrier be under the frame. Instead of the usual tire gizmo commercially made ($$$), I am working on using a tire assembly off a newer F-150. A simple cable, that is cranked, will allow the tire to be pulled up tight to the trailer or lowered to the ground for removal. Ford has been using this system for 20+ years so it's proven, it's just a matter of making the mods to fit the trailer. Sorry once a hotrodder always a hotrodder. Hard to beat cheap and dependable.
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When you get that done please post. It is not so much the $$$ for the carrier, it is the laying on the ground and wrestleing that tire into the carrier and then putting it up and putting the holding pins in.
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Thanks for your info, Andy and everyone else.

As I have taken a step back to research and come up with a plan, in order to get the trailer in shape I am going to need to mount a couple of holding tanks on the trailer, install a new front jack and also, as you mentioned, stabilizer jacks. Most of the jacks I see are scissor jacks and may be overkill for by 22ft trailer.

Can you advise me on the tanks and stabilizers??

Thank you!

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