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Old 01-21-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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I am trying to remove the jack off my 67. The 3 bolts are out.
Jack will not budge. Trailer is hooked up to the TV.
I cranked the jack up a bit, tapped it with the hammer, still nothing.

Maybe it is the years of paint?
I do not think it's welded on.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:19 PM   #2
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It is likely rusted in place. Have you tried rocking back and forth?
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:01 PM   #3
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Look at the underside of the A-frame where the jack tube goes through the bottom plate. Some were welded to the bottom plate from below. Why?? To make things difficult, of course. Darol
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:21 PM   #4
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Forget about "tapping" it with a hammer.

You need to "whale" on it with a sledgehammer.

It worked for me.

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Old 01-22-2008, 06:34 PM   #5
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If I recall the jack goes thru small pipe in the tongue, that makes corrosion lock. Spray it with PB and leave it for a day.
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If I recall the jack goes thru small pipe in the tongue, that makes corrosion lock. Spray it with PB and leave it for a day.
THEN whale on it with a sledgehammer...
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:09 PM   #7
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Not if you are lucky. I was using PB on my vent jacks. One was stubborn. I was able to un- freeze the center shaft, but the middle sleeve would not move even with hammer tapping. I figured out that 1/2 way up is good enough and have it reinstalled. The following day I was opening the vent and the middle sleeve moved with finger push.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:18 PM   #8
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Not if you are lucky.
I'm never that lucky... It's always sledgehammers, torches, 20-mule teams, 800 pound gorillas, etc.
Remind me to tell you somtime about the fun I had getting a recalcitrant hitch head out of a receiver...wound up dragging a dumpster down the street by it...
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:19 PM   #9
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If you haven't seen it yet, there is an older thread that someone posted to today that also deals with this problem.
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f457...tml#post508254
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:55 PM   #10
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When we bought our 67, it had an electric, which, of course, bit the dust just a couple of days before our maiden voyage. I got a manual replacement -- and had one devil of a time getting the old one out. It did take some major beating to get it to move.

When you put the new one in, get yourself some new, grade 8 bolts.


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