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Old 03-13-2007, 05:57 PM   #1
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Installing a new ultra 3002 electric tongue jack on my 65 Caravel

Getting ready to install a new Ultra 3002 electric tongue jack on my 1965 Caravel, the old is on it's last leg. The old, is a 2" dia held on with 3 bolts, the 2" then runs thru a bottom plate, and the bottom plate is welded to the frame, my question is, was that typical for airstream to build it that way?. It appears that I will have to cut out the bottom plate and hope that the ass'y come off, has anybody out come across this same problem...........thanks
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You shouldn't need to fool with the bottom plate - the shaft just goes through it. At least on mine. The three bolts go into threaded holes - no nuts involved.

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You shouldn't need to fool with the bottom plate - the shaft just goes through it. At least on mine. The three bolts go into threaded holes - no nuts involved.

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Was yours a tight fit, mine looks like a press fit, they also welded the chains to the bottom plate and the 2" dia tube that passes thru the bottom plate.
Was yours hard to get take off...........
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toastie,

I see that yours is a vintage model - mine is much newer. But with mine, I just sprayed some penetrating oil, then lowered the tongue onto jacks and removed the jack. I remember worrying about the lower part (plate) but it turned out not to be an issue at all. The fit was tight, but didn't require a press.

I'd suggest just giving it a shot - trying the easy way to remove it. If it won't, then you'll have to find someone who knows what he's talking about...

Karma for your efforts!

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