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Old 02-07-2012, 09:02 AM   #15
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You can always jack up the rear end to support it while it is sitting.

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Makes sense to me. It would be easy to install a universal tongue jack on the rear bumper to assist in the rear end support when parked. Just crank it down like you would with the stabilizer jacks.
It would have to be the type that swivels to be parallel with the bumper when traveling.
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I would not try to tow one with the rear separated unless it was gutted. At the very least make sure the tanks are empty.

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #18
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You should find all the info you will need here.

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Makes sense to me. It would be easy to install a universal tongue jack on the rear bumper to assist in the rear end support when parked. Just crank it down like you would with the stabilizer jacks.
It would have to be the type that swivels to be parallel with the bumper when traveling.
But how much do those tongue jacks weigh? I imagine that might just further lead to separation due to the added moment arm? It's not that hard to use the aluminum stands, and then you wouldn't carry the weight on the bumper. :-)
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The tongue jack I'm referring to weighs less than 15#. They are specified by weight rating. There is a flat plate that would mount to the vertical part of the bumper. The jack rotates and has a spring loaded pin that locks it in the vertical position. Go to the Northern Tool web site. Look for part # 148824. Since the wheel is not necessary you could remove it if you are concerned about the weight. According to the data. The shipping weight is 15#.
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The tongue jack I'm referring to weighs less than 15#. They are specified by weight rating. There is a flat plate that would mount to the vertical part of the bumper. The jack rotates and has a spring loaded pin that locks it in the vertical position. Go to the Northern Tool web site. Look for part # 148824. Since the wheel is not necessary you could remove it if you are concerned about the weight. According to the data. The shipping weight is 15#.
Ohhhhh sorry. I thought you meant a powered A-frame jack. I just reread your post and you were actually pretty clear. I read what I thought, not what you wrote.

Yes, I agree. A tongue jack is very lightweight. I've actually bought many over the years for Hobie Cat trailers. I've also thrown out many rusty ones.
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