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Old 08-13-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Trailer tongue jack replacement

So we have sold our 64 Globetrotter due to a growing family and purchased a 1959 Streamline trailer. The other day my brother in law was moving the trailer and broke the manual tongue jack for the trailer. The only problem is that when I started looking for a replacement (electric or otherwise), I haven't been able to find anything that would fit with the bolt pattern to mate the jack to the trailer.

All of the jacks I have found have a 3 hole mounting system with a circular tube. Ours has a 4 hole mounting system with a non-circular tube. I have attached a photo, and if anyone would be able to steer me in the right direction I would be very much in your debt!
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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Did you look at the underside? Maybe the PO replaced the original jack with the one you now have the original bolt pattern is still there.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #3
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I will pull it and see what I can come up with.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:37 PM   #4
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So I am trying to pull the jack. The pad/foot on the jack is a booger to get off. From what I can tell, this thing comes with a 4 hole bolt pattern on the trailer. Any help would be appreciated and I am back to getting the jack removed.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #5
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A good machine shop can probably fabricate and weld a three hole plate to your trailer tongue that will match the three hole plate on the jack
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:22 AM   #6
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I did manage to get everything off and yes, it is a 4 bolt pattern jack. Weird, but I will be doing some research on my own, but if anyone else has experienced this, I would appreciate any input.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:50 AM   #7
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Buy a 3 hole jack, open up the center hole if needed. Set the new jack into the enlarged center hole and mark & drill the tongue to match the new 3 hole jack. Done!
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