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Old 08-06-2008, 04:41 PM   #21
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That's a good idea! Home Depot or Lowes would be open later hours, and would hopefully have one. Do you think it would also cut the foot inside the jack?

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If not, he can get a cutoff wheel and a grinder, and use that. The only problem with that is he would need electricity, if he doesn't have a generator with him.
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:46 PM   #22
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If not, he can get a cutoff wheel and a grinder, and use that. The only problem with that is he would need electricity, if he doesn't have a generator with him.
Good point, too! He could probably find a gas station or other place with electricity he could use.

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Old 08-06-2008, 04:47 PM   #23
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That's a good idea! Home Depot or Lowes would be open later hours, and would hopefully have one. Do you think it would also cut the foot inside the jack?

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If he hasn't already passed it, "The Next Exit" says there's a Lowe's and Wal-mart Supercenter at exit 50 outside of St. Joseph.
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:49 PM   #24
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if he keep going he might only have a stump left anyway!
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:59 PM   #25
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I just talked with him again, and he says he thinks he will try to drive on in with it. He has gone 120 miles so far with no issues from it, and is hoping that will be the case all the way. I will keep you updated as I hear from him.

Thank you all again for your quick responses and willingness to help!

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Old 08-06-2008, 05:00 PM   #26
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Following this thread I feel so helpless

Steve will pull it off
(But not the tongue jack, that will need to be cut off)


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Old 08-06-2008, 05:05 PM   #27
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Sounds like a great excuse to stop adn buy more tools...I'm thinking Dewalt cordless combo pack - driver/drill, sawzall, circular saw, flashlight. After all it's an emergency ! )

Sorry Amy:0
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:18 PM   #28
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Less than 75 dollars for a cheap sawzall--and a pack of blades. Good tool to own.
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:01 PM   #29
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Susan if he stops at any truck stop like a Flying j or petro that has a repair shop the should have a torch or a saw zaw that would cut it right off
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I vote for a sawsall it is my fravorite tool you can get blades that will cut anything!
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:08 PM   #31
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Sounds like a great excuse to stop adn buy more tools...I'm thinking Dewalt cordless combo pack - driver/drill, sawzall, circular saw, flashlight. After all it's an emergency ! )

Sorry Amy:0
I'm with Zamboni on this one. Never pass up an opportunity to buy more tools.....

Unfortunately I'm sure Alumatube will see this post and catch me in the act.....

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:18 PM   #32
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We've got every suggestion here but dental floss. So... [get real Bob -- there's at least 10% of the world's problems that flossing doesn't help]

Inquiring minds want to know. I've dialed up the super-moderator keyhole satellite and it looks like his... er... tongue appurtenance hasn't lost any length.
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Good goin' so far Steve. Hope you survive so we get the real story.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:25 PM   #33
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Okay,

I just got in, and had to park in front of the house since we have a steeper than normal grade on our drive. I want to thank everyone who posted or contributed to this thread. Susan and I were in contact until my phone died several hours ago. The ONLY time I ever hit pavement was once I exited the interstate to travel the 3.4 miles to my home. I hit the pavement 4 times in that stretch. First on the agenda is a new coupler and new hitch jack. The current coupler is 1 7/8 and pretty scary. I guess I will use the 2 5/16 coupler instead of the 2" I planned. The 4 Pin only supplied running lights, and I was glad to have something rather than nothing.

Brad...I picked this up in Council Bluffs...DOH!

Again...thanks to all of you (Other than Vaughn who used the opportunity to hijack and point out something that didn't pertain to the thread). Just kidding V-Man, we love you too

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Glad you made it home without too much difficulty although I'll bet it was nerve wracking. Now, tell us what you were pulling. We're all dying here.

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Sorry Brad....you have to wait till tomorrow when the sun comes up for pics (Does anyone hear an orphan singing?)

Besides...it can't be THAT special, they just started to sell them again this year.

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I can hear the singing although it sounds like sad moaning.

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:47 PM   #37
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Sorry Brad....you have to wait till tomorrow when the sun comes up for pics (Does anyone hear an orphan singing?)

Besides...it can't be THAT special, they just started to sell them again this year.

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"Oh, I know, I know!" said the excited kid with his hand waving madly in the air.

Anyway...glad you made it home OK...those of us following the thread were rootin' for ya!
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Hi Steve,

Wow!..what an experience you had!..glad you made it home safely!
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Again...thanks to all of you (Other than Vaughn who used the opportunity to hijack and point out something that didn't pertain to the thread). Just kidding V-Man, we love you too

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Glad you made it home OK. Everyone had already given you the the same advice I had, all I could do was root for you.
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