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Old 01-15-2020, 05:43 PM   #1
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Tongue Jack Stand

I searched for Tongue Jack Stand in here but did not find what I wanted. I am asking if ya'll use the plastic, or aluminum stand for the tongue jack so it is not necessary to manually crank tongue up for a long time. (I do not have electric crank). yall use what? plastic, aluminum or even stack of wood? I want to remedy this soon.
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Old 01-15-2020, 05:58 PM   #2
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Any of those will do. I bought a lovely aluminum one from a member here who’s dad used to make them but I think she no longer sells them.

A 6-8” tall 4x4 block would do.

Or something like this might be more to your liking:

https://www.amazon.com/Fastway-88-00.../dp/B00AZS7HQ2

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Old 01-15-2020, 06:06 PM   #3
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Any of those will do. I bought a lovely aluminum one from a member here who’s dad used to make them but I think she no longer sells them.

A 6-8” tall 4x4 block would do.

Or something like this might be more to your liking:

https://www.amazon.com/Fastway-88-00.../dp/B00AZS7HQ2

Good luck!
That's perfect! I will get the flip stand!
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:18 PM   #4
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Most people seem to like some kind of a base for their trailer jack but if you do use wood or plastic you will interrupt the electrical ground for the trailer. To establish a ground for the trailer drop one of the stabilizers onto the ground or run a ground wire or an old fashion strap that will provide a ground for the electrical system. Have a rockin' good time!
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:20 PM   #5
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That's perfect! I will get the flip stand!


Wait! You’re going to get 50 recommendations here. Don’t jump in on that one first! [emoji3]

Really - others will have some great suggestions too! Good luck!
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:26 PM   #6
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I have an aluminum jack stand. I also use wood when it is very wet/muddy.
I've tried plastic blocks under the jack, but stopped. It deforms under load when the ground is soft and deteriorate when exposed to UV. Some even have an expiration date printed on them.

dgk is a forum member, Deb Kyle is her name. Her dad started an aluminum casting business making cone style jack foot stands, wheel chocks, and sewer hose supports. After her dad passed she continued his business.

There is contact info (and photos) here>
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f457...ml#post1934233

This is what I use, purchased from Deb>
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I made a block consisting of (2) 12" x 12" pieces of 3/4" plywood sandwiched around a frame of 2 x 4's (on edge). All glued and screwed together. I also put a 2 x 4 in the middle to support the weight.
I like it!
If I were to do another I'd make it using 2 x 6's instead and I'd almost not have to raise the jack.

Since it's hollow, it's much lighter than a solid block of wood and plenty strong.

I added a handle and a rope loop to assist in picking it up.
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Love this Andersen jack block. Tad pricey but strong and tall.


https://www.amazon.com/Andersen-Hitc.../dp/B0754NWJGR
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Wait! You’re going to get 50 recommendations here. Don’t jump in on that one first! [emoji3]

Really - others will have some great suggestions too! Good luck!
ok ill wait... for more recommendations.
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I've been using a block of wood that's about 8 x 8. Nothing deforms it. Mostly I use it because the Demco hitch and the weight distribution bars require some additional height. But I never thought about the ground issue. I'll now always lower a stabilizer. We rode out a bad thunderstorm at the top of a mountain in our 22, and it seems like maybe I trusted that ground a little more than I should have.
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