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Old 07-17-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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Tongue Jack Foot Pad

Okay, I fess up. I've already left one jack foot behind (have a shiny new one now), and am wondering if anyone has tried the more permanent foot pad.
Amazon.com: Reese 500244 Bulldog Trailer Jack Foot: Automotive

Or, for that matter, any scheme (or device) for those of us who are like me, and tend to leave things that aren't attached, behind.

Any help for my feeble mind will be graciously accepted. :>)
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
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I use an aluminum cone (no foot).
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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I used to, and need to put a light cable between the foot and the frame. I had to do this with the wheel chocks on the trucks at work. We used a length of stainless steel 1/8" aircraft cable and crimped the ends into loops so the guys wouldn't just pull them back and drive off, leaving the chocks 2 states away.

I would also make a bracket on the tongue to store the foot in.

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Old 07-17-2012, 05:49 PM   #4
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I use this: Fastway Flip 6" Automatic Jack Foot for 2 1/4" Jack - Progress Mfg Inc 88--006500 - Tongue Jacks - Camping World

Problem solved AND I don't have to stoop over to pick it up and store it.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:53 PM   #5
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I use this: Fastway Flip 6" Automatic Jack Foot for 2 1/4" Jack - Progress Mfg Inc 88--006500 - Tongue Jacks - Camping World

Problem solved AND I don't have to stoop over to pick it up and store it.

I looked at this closely, and came to the conclusion that its stability was too "iffy"

I'm just looking for something that will provide good clearance when it's in the "up" position and will be rock solid with it's down.

Thanks for the suggestion, though.
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I looked at this closely, and came to the conclusion that its stability was too "iffy"

I'm just looking for something that will provide good clearance when it's in the "up" position and will be rock solid with it's down.

Thanks for the suggestion, though.
Suite yourself. I've been using it for a few months now with our 31' with no problems. I do, however, chock the wheels both sides before unhitching as is the requirement with the ProPride hitch.
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I use this: Fastway Flip 6" Automatic Jack Foot for 2 1/4" Jack - Progress Mfg Inc 88--006500 - Tongue Jacks - Camping World

Problem solved AND I don't have to stoop over to pick it up and store it.
This looks like an interesting solution. Assume you just had to drill a hole at a particular spot on the tube? Think I would have to paint it black or silver though.
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This looks like an interesting solution. Assume you just had to drill a hole at a particular spot on the tube? Think I would have to paint it black or silver though.
Yes, there is a drill guide built into the jack foot. Once it lowers and locks into place, it is very stable, and I have not had any problems.
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Previous owner welded the foot bad to the jack post of my Bambi II. So if I ever have to change or remove the jack I will have to cut the pad off. I don't think he thought of that posibility.
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TO ALL who have posted.

I appreciate your comments and suggestions, but I'm really looking for those who have had experience with the JACK FOOT PAD.

AWCHIEF, you would have thought the PO would have used his noggin. Have you found any limitations with the pad, instead of the taller foot?
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:13 AM   #11
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I use the 5 1/2" round version of the Reese jack foot you posted above. Honestly, if I had to use something that was separate from the jack I'd lose it for sure. We do carry a short piece of treated 2x6 to rest it on - mainly to keep it out of the mud. And yes - I've left that behind.
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Quick and easy method... Hitch up and pull the trailer out of the spot. THEN get out of the TV and do a quick walk down of the spot. Great chance to pick up that 'forgotten' item and make sure the trailer and TV are ready to hit the road.
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I use an aluminum cone (no foot).
I just broke my jack foot off with the Propride bars, where did you get this cone, that's wha I'd like to try. Thanks.
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