Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-22-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
2010 30' Flying Cloud
Canyon Lake , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 5
Need Tongue Jack - Suggestions?

Ladies/Gents:

My AS has no tongue jack. There is still some hardware on the tongue, but I don't know how it relates. (Picture below) There is some sort of ball below the propane tank bracket as well as another contraption to the left of the ball.

1. Do y'all know what these gadgets are?

2. Given what I have now, do any of you have any suggestions?

3. I am inclined to find a manual jack because it seems the electric jacks are problematic.

Thanks.

KJ
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4077.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	314.4 KB
ID:	122874  
__________________

__________________
kj78133 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 02:39 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Mikethefixit's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
Trotwood , Ohio
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,153
Send a message via Yahoo to Mikethefixit
The circular(racetrack) bracket is for propane bottles. The rear most bracket is for the weight distrubution hitch(should be one on the other side of the tongue also. The little ball is for a friction swaybar. U didnt show far enough forward to show what the end of the A frame looks like. The jack would be located right behind the coupler.
__________________

__________________
Roger & MaryLou
___________________
F350 CREWCAB SW LONG BED
7.3 liter Power Stroke Diesel
1977 27ft OVERLANDER
KA8LMQ
AIR # 22336 TAC- OH-7
May your roads be straight and smooth and may you always have a tailwind!
Mikethefixit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 03:10 PM   #3
1 Rivet Member
 
2010 30' Flying Cloud
Canyon Lake , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 5
Thanks for the quick reply; I never would have guessed what those two things were used for. Looks like I need a jack with an "A" frame bracket.

KJ
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4082.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	396.0 KB
ID:	122876   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4083.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	350.1 KB
ID:	122877  

__________________
kj78133 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 03:54 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Splitrock's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Sioux Falls , South Dakota
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,398
Blog Entries: 20
My electric jack is OEM vintage and it works fine, but I'm planning to replace it with a manual jack. I have manual jacks on my other two tandem trailers and they work every time, summer, winter, without electricity. It's . . . would I rather have a jack that's easy or one that works all the time?
__________________
Click on the link to see a picture of the Sioux River falls near my home.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...g?t=1278182564
Eastern South Dakota is very pretty with hills, rivers, and trees.
Splitrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 04:36 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
Nowhere , Somewhere
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,417
Blog Entries: 2
The jack goes in the round hole just behind the coupler. I prefer a manual jack. zz
__________________
avionstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 05:53 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Excella CM's Avatar
 
1978 31' Excella 500
Venice , California
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,061
An electric jack saves time and effort. When you are setting the weight distribution bars, using the jack to flex them makes it a lot easier to close the latches.
__________________
"Not all who are laundering are washed" say Bill & Heidi

'78 Excella 500,"The Silver Pullit". vacuum over hydraulic disc brakes, center bath, rear twin. '67 Travelall 1200 B 4X4 WBCCI 3737
Excella CM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 07:28 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
AirsDream's Avatar
 
1999 23' Safari
Perrysburg , Ann Arbor
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 914
I don't know that electric jacks are especially "problematic" and they're not terribly expensive. But my manual jack does work every time ... so long as not too much beer gets into the "motor" !!??

I keep thinking about installing an electric lifter, but somehow I just don't. It's true that electric "saves time and effort." But not too much of either one. Maybe after this season. Or the next.
__________________
AirsDream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 07:57 PM   #8
4 Rivet Member
 
elbundi's Avatar
 
2005 25' International CCD
Leesburg , Georgia
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 292
Images: 5
You can buy an electric jack that has a manual handle. Best of both worlds
__________________
...
elbundi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 08:17 PM   #9
Moderator dude
 
Action's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,068
Images: 13
I have an electric jack on my '66. It is original equipment and it is still working. I am actually surprised it is still working. It would be a drop in replacement for that hole.

>>>>>>>>>>>>Action
__________________
1966 Mercury Park Lane 4 DR Breezeway 410 4V, C-6, 2.80 - Streamless.
1966 Lincoln 4 door Convertible 462 4V 1971 Ford LTD Convertible 429 4V Phoenix ~ Yeah it's hot however it's a dry heat!
Action is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 08:22 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
Jim Foster's Avatar
 
1965 17' Caravel
1983 27' Excella
Walnut Grove/Laguna Woods , California
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,615
Send a message via Yahoo to Jim Foster
Electric.

Push the button!
__________________
Past President, El Camino Real Unit WBCCI#6620
Street Rod Builder (see avatar)
Kite flier (check out links below)
http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y1_U2XQ0bI
Jim Foster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 10:49 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
Mexray's Avatar
 
1978 28' Ambassador
Morada , California
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,583
Here you go...Such a deal! Go electric - believe me it's well worth the additional purchase price...

Low Priced RV Parts, RV Accessories RV Supplies
__________________
Ray & Pat; Morada, CA
Mexray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 11:31 PM   #12
Maniacal Engineer
 
barts's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
Menlo Park , California
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,223
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 4
Our Tradewind had a small emergency handle; the motor had long disappeared. I replaced the original with a new heavy duty manual jack... it works just fine, and doesn't take a lot of effort to raise or lower.

I find it useful to feel what's going on w/ the amount of force I'm applying to the jack; if the coupler hangs up on the ball I know it right away.

As with many things aluminum, to each his or her own.

- Bart
__________________
Bart Smaalders
Menlo Park, CA
http://tinpickle.blogspot.com
http://smaalders.net/barts
barts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 06:39 AM   #13
2 Rivet Member
 
grannyred's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1959 22' Flying Cloud
Bowden , West Virginia
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 42
I have a manual jack from a 2004 Bambi that I will give you. Come and get it. I live in Georgetown.

Ken
__________________
grannyred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 03:14 PM   #14
Wheels Itch)(Must Travel
 
az-streamer's Avatar
 
2014 25' FB Flying Cloud
- east coastal area - , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 385
Images: 20
either manual or electric [i'd go electric] - i recommend that you also use a waterproof cover whenever you aren't travelling.

it will keep the manual jack from rusting or the electric jack from cr#pping out
on you when you really need it.

all the new electric jacks come with manual handles
and the install is a quick 'n easy 3-bolt job; i did mine in under 1/2 hour.

i didn't see the electric connector on your AS but i assume there is one.
__________________

__________________
az-streamer
Jon & Deb
Phoebe & Ellis - Airstreaming Mini-Schauzers

FCU WBCCI #1601
* * * * * * *
I Donít Always Pull A Trailer
But When I Do - I Pull An Airstream
Keep Moving My Friends
az-streamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1972 sovereign, 31', tongue jack


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jack Digital Over-the-Air Antenna Tallytown Audio, Video & TV 21 02-17-2013 12:19 PM
OK to use a jack instead of blocks to level? KYAirstream Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 27 09-18-2012 07:42 AM
any suggestions on making bread or rice in an Airstream? aname4me Stella's Kitchen 57 01-31-2011 11:08 AM
Bear Lake, Ut Campground Suggestions NicheVintage On The Road... 6 01-17-2011 08:56 PM
Campsite Suggestions for Crescent City? ddstech On The Road... 5 01-05-2011 02:13 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.