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Old 11-01-2010, 11:52 AM   #1
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Need Tongue Jack Direction

Removed non-functioning tongue jack on 1966 Tradewind. Jack had to be cut to remove. Looks like BAL produces what I need, 2.25 outside diamter, top crank etc. Problem seems to be in finding a dealer that carries the jack and the caster wheel that fits. I am not that hung up on brand, but I would like the opening fit to be close. So, does anyone know where I can get a BAL 29030 and 29040 (wheel). Or is there a better solution? Or is there a better choice. On line dealers have limited information or don't have both items. Trailer is in NJ.

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Old 11-01-2010, 11:57 AM   #2
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Take a look here, any with the plate for mounting on the tongue will work.
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:33 PM   #3
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Replacing the tongue jack was not that difficult. I originally placed this post on a day that I was angry and frustrated. I went to the local trailer store and was completely ignored by the person there. No other customers so I was a little angry. Never do business there again. I contacted Airstream customer service and they said, whatever fits into it will work. Fair enough. Then I went on line to scope out what was available. Got educated on trailer jacks, but finding what will fits was tricky. Thanks to Ventport the Northern catalog provided me with the answer. Ended going further north for the jack to Performance Trailer in Flanders, NJ and got great service. Picked up a Bulldog jack, rated for 2000 pounds with a caster wheel. Put it on and it works great. I can now maneuver the trailer around the driveway a bit. But I got seriously angry replacing the jack. I thought that removing the old jack was tough because it had rusted in. That wasn't the issue. When they added the safety chains, they welded them around the jack hole too closely and that required me to grind about three links into submission to fit the new jack. First project on this baby and boy do I have a lot to learn and do.
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