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Old 05-20-2020, 03:01 PM   #1
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How do I fix this "leaning hitch" situation?

Hi all,
You can see in the picture that because of the incline, the shaft is straight down but the foot is cockeyed because I'm on maybe a 3% grade. How do I resolve this? I imagine I don't want to leave it this way long term.
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:07 PM   #2
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Looks like the ground side of the wood block needs to follow the contour of the ground and the top be level where the pad sits.
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:08 PM   #3
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Since its dirt and gravel. why not just dig out and level an area large enough to comfortably land the jack add a couple inches of sand for a foundation and some concrete pavers?

Edit; yeah what Bubba said!
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:17 PM   #4
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Shovel, shim boards.
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Here's my take.
1. Raise the 'foot' so that the pin is in the bottom hole. That gives you more shaft in the foot.
2. Create a tall block. I'd recommend (2) pieces of 3/4" ply 12" square sandwiched around a frame of 2" x 6" on end. Put one through the center to support the weight also. Make it as fancy as you like. I put a handle and a pull rope on mine so it's easy to pick up.
That gives you a block 7" high (5.5 + [2] 3/4").
That way, the jack does not need to be extended much at all and lessens the chance of jamming in the tube.
3. Extend the jack and lube it with silicone or Boeshield T-9.
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X2 with Mollysdad. He's nailed it.

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Old 05-21-2020, 11:25 PM   #8
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Well, being a complete idiot 🥴 I just hadn't thought of "dude, just scoop it out level" for some reason. Which is exactly what I did, and lo and behold, it sits even now! The jack is extended a lot, but it's extended straight down, so I imagine there probably isn't a problem here? I may put some lubricant in there anyway and run it up and down a couple times.
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