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Old 08-06-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
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Soldiermedic on way home - needs help! (Wednesday, August 6)

Steve is currently traveling home to Missouri with a new acquisition (I will let him tell you about it in another thread) and needs help along the way. The jack foot on his trailer is broken and will not retract, and he needs to be able to cut it off or fix it quickly so he can get home safely. It is only an inch or two off the ground. He is in Iowa going on I-29 S to Kansas City, then will take I-70 west to St. Louis. Is there anyone along the way who can help him or suggest a shop he can stop at?

Please reply to this thread or PM me and I will get info to him or give you his phone number.

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Old 08-06-2008, 04:20 PM   #2
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any idea of the brand? crank or electric?
the electric might have a way to crank it by hand.
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:26 PM   #3
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Steve is currently traveling home to Missouri with a new acquisition (I will let him tell you about it in another thread) and needs help along the way. The jack foot on his trailer is broken and will not retract, and he needs to be able to cut it off or fix it quickly so he can get home safely. It is only an inch or two off the ground. He is in Iowa going on I-29 S to Kansas City, then will take I-70 west to St. Louis. Is there anyone along the way who can help him or suggest a shop he can stop at?

Please reply to this thread or PM me and I will get info to him or give you his phone number.

Thank you so much!

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Susan,

Why not unbolt the jack from the tongue?

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Old 08-06-2008, 04:28 PM   #4
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It is old, so I am guessing it is manual and is probably welded to the hitch frame.

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Old 08-06-2008, 04:35 PM   #5
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if it moves at all, some lubricant might help. if weight is still on the tongue, taking the weight off might help it move.
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:37 PM   #6
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Where in Iowa is he? I have a couple brothers in Des Moines area who could help him out.

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Old 08-06-2008, 04:43 PM   #7
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He has just passed Sydney and is close to the MO border, so Des Moines is out.

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Dang. I also have friends in Council Bluffs and Omaha.

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Old 08-06-2008, 04:47 PM   #9
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You're right--dang! Thank you anyway, for your quick response!

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I'm thinking any muffler shop could cut this off?
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You're right--dang! Thank you anyway, for your quick response!

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That was your 1,000th post. Welcome to the double masters!!!
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I'm surprised Steve doesn't have tools with him where he could just unbolt the three screws that hold in the jack post, unless its an electric but one would think it'd be that simple for one of those too.

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Old 08-06-2008, 04:55 PM   #13
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Susan,

That was your 1,000th post. Welcome to the double masters!!!
Aw, dang. I had something all fun planned out for my 1,000th. But a friend in need trumps fun any day in my book!

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Old 08-06-2008, 04:57 PM   #14
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The jack is welded onto the hitch frame, so he can't unbolt it. And he is on the Interstate, so it is hard to see what amenities are available at what stops. My Next Exit guide is at home and I am at work, so I can't help him there. I suggested a truck stop (sometimes they have repair services) or an automotive shop or even a junkyard, but again, it's hard to know where they are on the Interstate.

Anyone have a Next Exit guide available?

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