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Old 10-14-2019, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Trailer tongue blocks

What is everyone using under the tongue jack? My jack is not long enough to lift the tongue off of the hitch, so I have been using a couple 4" thick solid cinder blocks. I am now officially tired of hefting them into the bed of the truck.

The only thing I can find are the leveling blocks that go under the wheels, which I figure I could use, but none that I have looked at mention it in the description.

FWIW, it is a manual jack with the standard rectangular foot.
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:33 PM   #2
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I built a tripod -- about four 8 x 8 pieces of plywood for the top. Thick foot-long dowels for legs. I drilled holes at an angle into the plywood sandwich for the dowels. The whole thing disassembles. It stores easily and is not too heavy.

The tripod allows me to raise the nose a lot.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:42 AM   #3
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I use a flip jack. The whole cinder block, wood pile thing is a pain. I used it on my manual jack before I got the electric one.

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There are several options:

Check here: https://www.amazon.com/rv-jack-foot/s?k=rv+jack+foot

Here is one https://www.amazon.com/Libra-Standar...176931&sr=8-16

I use a 8"x 8"x 18" block of hardwood with rope handles fastened on each end. A solid jack base and easy to grap and toss into the tray behind the gas bottles or back of the pickup.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:02 AM   #5
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I use an extra long jack and a Jack-E-up. https://jack-e-up.com/
I remove the jack when towing.

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I use an extra long jack and a Jack-E-up. https://jack-e-up.com/
I remove the jack when towing.

Alan
Thanks for posting this link - never seen one before and I need it! Great idea.
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If you have a tandem axel consider the Anderson rapid jack. It acts a a block for your tongue jack but also doubles as a jack for tire changes.

https://www.etrailer.com/Wheel-Chock...en/AM3620.html
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I have the two pack of Andersons for leveling.

https://www.amazon.com/Leveler-Ander...1648254&sr=8-3
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I use a 4x4 block of wood. If things go south it double as firewood. LOL
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I use the yellow "lego blocks" under my tongue jack.
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I guess that I'm fortunate to not need an extension to my jack (just the standard jack foot.) I do usually put something under the foot when jacking on soft ground or maybe sun-softened asphalt. I've found that a scrap piece of composite deck board is perfect! I usually put the ribbed side down (although it really doesn't make much diofference.)
When I park the camper on my slanted driveway,I generally do use a pile of wood to allow me to get the rig mostly level. I use a couple of concrete blocks with a piece of wood or two (treated deck boards) under the front stabilizer jacks. I don't travel with the concrete blocks tho !
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