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Old 08-13-2013, 01:16 PM   #29
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In my sometimes not so humble opinion:

The "Fast way" above looks like a good idea, but never tried one.

It seems easier to move the TV than rachet the tongue over to meet the hitch with a wrench with the "Hitch Helper".

I have one of those aluminum post bases. Also a metal wheely thing for the post. I will sell them both really really cheap. One thing about the wheely things is you better have your wheels chocked before you unhitch or you may end up chasing your trailer. Guess how i know this. Another vote for wood blocks.
I use chocks for use by big trks. connected by chain, you will not knock off stand or roll with wheel, forget to pick up trailer will not move no matter what power is applied never been able to roll over them either
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:19 PM   #30
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Hi, Campadk,
Minno's link will solve your problem. We use a foot likethis:

The one you're using is too tall for most situations, but keep it in your toolkit for the 10% of times you're camped on a downslope.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:58 PM   #31
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I recall my Airstream came with a round, flat plate that could bolt to the bottom of the jack post. It looked like the foot you've got, less the extension. Using that would effectively shorten the post by 4"-5". Perhaps Barker can provide one.

But it is curious only you are facing the problem, and not other Bambi owners as well...
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:38 PM   #32
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I've got the same, tall jackstand. It situations where it is too tall I simply use an appropriately sized wooden block. I've got sections of 2X6 and 4X6 which work well. No very elegant, but it works.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:18 AM   #33
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Well my setup looks level, weight is distributed properly and my setup works perfect but still when I go to unhitch and take off the bars the current stand is a tight fit most of the time camping on dirt in the Adirondacks. I could assist by lifting the tongue a bit so my wife can get the stand under but I'd rather save my back. Instead I just gopher hole it to eliminate unhitch, rehitching problems.

Here is a shot of the setup on level ground by the way. I'd have to tilt the trailer up a bit by moving up a pin on the hitch if I wanted to make the current stand work, and then my bars wouldn't sit level.



I do like the idea of the sleeve on my current stand 'just in case' so there is no way the post falls off the stand due to a stupid mistake lol.

I like Minno's suggested stand and will be ordering one of those. My storage guy will be happy too. No more gopher holes!
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:05 AM   #34
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Go to Home Depot and have a 2 by 6 cut into one to two foot lengths. Use however many you need under the jack post without using the stand. Use the rest to level the trailer. Simple, and no holes to dig, not appreciated at some campgrounds. Jim
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:43 AM   #35
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I think SBB has the right answer in post #21: Lower the jack (raise the hitch and back of tv) before you loosen the chains on your wd hitch. Likewise, when you are hitching up, raise the hitch with the jack before you set the wd chains.

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I found this thread super helpful and will be ordering a supplemental stand from the link Minno suggested!
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:17 AM   #37
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I ended up buying one similar to the one jspafford posted. I leave it on the stand. Doesn't get in the way so its fine to leave on when towing. Works super! No fiddling around trying to get the jack stand underneath the post. Should have done this years ago!
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I ended up buying one similar to the one jspafford posted. I leave it on the stand. Doesn't get in the way so its fine to leave on when towing. Works super! No fiddling around trying to get the jack stand underneath the post. Should have done this years ago!
The new to me Eddie Bauer came with this foot permanently installed - and a Hensley Hitch. Took me about 2 seconds to love it!

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