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Old 04-19-2011, 06:38 PM   #1
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A-Frame Jack, front-facing hand crank?

A-Frame Jack, where to get front-facing hand crank?

I need a hand crank A-Frame Jack that has a bolt on Front-Facing Sidewind Crank.

My trailer is a 1976 31' Sovereign. My electric jack is about 7 1/2" from plate to bottom of outside tube.

I neen a supplier, a brand, and a model number. I've seen Airstreams with them mounted. Is this a dealer exclusive? I see stock and other travel trailers with the jack I want.

Ideas?

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Gary why on earth would you want to replace the electric one with a manual one?
Any way check this out and see if it's what you want.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:33 PM   #3
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Gary why on earth would you want to replace the electric one with a manual one?
Any way check this out and see if it's what you want.
Trailer Jacks (Tongue type) on Sale

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the link. It's like others I've looked at. It's short of details like measurements. I think Bulldog makes the jack I need.

I'll keep the electric jack for the next owner. It works good I just don't like it. I have two other tandem trailers that both use hand crank jacks. I like those both. I can crank and go, no battery, no cord, no 120 volt. I like that better. Those other two are top cranks because they don't have the propane tank clearance issue. I don't want a top crank because, A: I want to keep my tall tanks, and, B: I may buy a tank cover at some point (making crank clearance more of an issue).

I'll use a battery in the trailer to tow to power the break-away switch.

I can probably re-plow some ground and find a proper jack on my own. I have good luck with the forum posters saving me time. I know I'm part pragmatic and part lazy:-)

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Old 04-19-2011, 07:48 PM   #4
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Front wind jacks are common on a lot of trailers. I put a used one I got at a flea market on mine which then allowed me to put an antenna mount on the back of the jack and not have the crank interfere with the pole.

I don't care for electric jacks either.. Not very reliable and when you look at the cost versus the number of minutes a year you crank a jack I don't think it makes financial sense either unless required for health reasons.
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Have you tried Northern Tool http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/NTESearch?storeId=6970&N=0&Ntk=All&Ntt=trailer+jac k&Nty=1&D=trailer+jack&Ntx=mode+
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Thanks for the link. This is close to what I want.



Most of the sidewinder jacks have the crank mounted on the side. I need it mounted on the front. And I'm fussy how much stem is left under the plate at the raised position. I want 7.5 inches from the bottom of the plate to the bottom of the outside tube. Some are way longer than that and will cause the jack to drag and bend the stem.

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