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Old 07-23-2016, 09:13 AM   #1
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Elec. jack footpad

Newbie here to towing and need some advice. I just bought a 2014 19 FC about 8 weeks ago. We have been on the road since and was just at the factory for a minor repair and plant tour. We hitched up as normal and about 40 mi. Away my wife heard a small thud or bump. Initial inspection nothing. Upon arrival at our CG I started to lower the Jack and discovered the footpad of the Jack was missing. I thought it was welded on.
Can this be replaced? If it is replaceable can it be welded on or pinned somehow to the shaft so not to be lost again? Where do you get a replacement? Help please.
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Old 07-23-2016, 09:23 AM   #2
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The foot on my 2001 Safari 25 attached with a pin through a hole in the jack tube. There was no hole (and no foot) on my 2002 Classic 30 Slideout when I picked it up. Does your tube have the hole? If not, you can drill one. Most feet have a crimp about an inch down from the top. Put the foot on and lower the jack enough to hold it in place and match drill the tube to the foot. As an alternative, you can just pick the foot up and stow it as a part of your packing up routine. The label on my tall foot said to remove it before towing, and I do.

I needed a foot for my Classic and ordered one from Amazon. You can probably get one any place that carries trailer stuff. Harbor Freight, Tractor Supply, Northern Tool, Ace Hardware, maybe even Lowes or Wal-mart.

Measure the diameter of your tube to be sure.

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If you have to replace your jack footpad you might want to consider this device. I have not used it personally but others have and I'm considering getting one for convenience.

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That foot should be bolted on. If all that happened was the bolt coming loose, and falling off, it should be an easy fix.
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Old 07-23-2016, 11:52 AM   #5
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Mine has no pin and no holes in the lift tube, it just sits in the crimped area in the foot. The product Hans linked would solve your problem, it's on my list as well. Unless you want strictly original looking equipment, it's a pretty convenient device.
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Old 07-23-2016, 12:04 PM   #6
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Newbie here to towing and need some advice. I just bought a 2014 19 FC about 8 weeks ago. We have been on the road since and was just at the factory for a minor repair and plant tour. We hitched up as normal and about 40 mi. Away my wife heard a small thud or bump. Initial inspection nothing. Upon arrival at our CG I started to lower the Jack and discovered the footpad of the Jack was missing. I thought it was welded on.
Can this be replaced? If it is replaceable can it be welded on or pinned somehow to the shaft so not to be lost again? Where do you get a replacement? Help please.
Welcome to the forum!

CruzinDux had a similar problem with his 2014 FC20. See Posts #921 and #1004 here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f516...rs-127845.html

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update post 921.....[ Tongue Jack: The dealer determined that the jack gears jammed due to it bottoming out. Note on the last trip I lost the post plate passing by Camp Roberts…wow, what was that cathunkthunkthunk? Seems on our ’14 the plate is compressed on & not secured by a lynch pin.
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Old 07-23-2016, 12:21 PM   #7
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Mine was screwed/bolted on. After having it fall off twice I finally gave up. Been using a couple of blocks of treated wood as a base. I had the flip jack on my Bambi II. Liked it and have been considering getting another.
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Old 07-23-2016, 12:31 PM   #8
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Mine came loose with no bolt hole as installed.

If the foot was fastened on it would interfere with my WD bars. I stash it in the TV when not in use. Never been an issue.


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Mine came loose with no bolt hole as installed.

If the foot was fastened on it would interfere with my WD bars. I stash it in the TV when not in use. Never been an issue.


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I don't want mine attached. I use it when I set up camp and then put it back in the back of my truck when we hook up. I don't want it getting in the way of things. I do know you can buy these at our local Airstream dealer.

You can buy a new fangled device or you can drill and bolt yours on. The choice is yours. I choose not to do either and remain solidly in the KISS camp.
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To elaborate a bit. I have a ProPride setup. The WD bars stay on the AS.

There is little clearance between the jack tube and the WD bars on a good day. I have had to use a block of wood to put the jack post on when hitching or unhitching at extreme angles because the foot is tall and is a pita to install under those circumstances.

It's just a lot easier to stash the foot in the box o'stuff in the back of the TV that I use to carry the wrenches, water hoses, shore power cables, etc when we are traveling.


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We have had several over the years and all had some issue, the factory foot sticks on, the plastic one bent over from tongue weight, the sideways adjustable one sank into the ground, the screw-on plate sometimes would not clear the w.d. bars.

We now use a block of wood, no issues.
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Regarding the use of a pin, one with the spring wire retainer that goes around the post and over the end of the pin, or a "FastPin", i.e. one with the ball detent, should retain the pin. If bolted use a locknut. Or use a block of wood. Or take it off each time you pack up. I have done all of the above at one time or another. Up to you.
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If you have to replace your jack footpad you might want to consider this device. I have not used it personally but others have and I'm considering getting one for convenience.

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Also aluminum jack stand is being produced and it comes in short and tall. There is a thread about them. They are very handy but just remember to pick up or they are lost. I like them much better than flimsy foot and more stable.
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