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    Rear support jack question

    I just purchased some weld on swivel jacks for the rear of our trailer, which has a 2' dovetail. Is there any benefit to having them mounted on the dovetail portion vs the flat area?

    Clearance is already pretty low on the dovetail, so I'm thinking to mount them just fore of it. Any drawbacks or benefits to either? Seems like if they're on the ground at the rear of the trailer prior to loading, it wouldn't make much difference. Thanks!

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    My PJ came with them mounted on the back of the dovetail.

    I've never had a problem with them there.

    Two reasons I like them there. First they are right at the loading point when I am coming up the ramps. Trailer deck never moves and they carry the weight. Second, less distance to screw them down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by userjh160 View Post
    I just purchased some weld on swivel jacks for the rear of our trailer, which has a 2' dovetail. Is there any benefit to having them mounted on the dovetail portion vs the flat area?

    Clearance is already pretty low on the dovetail, so I'm thinking to mount them just fore of it. Any drawbacks or benefits to either? Seems like if they're on the ground at the rear of the trailer prior to loading, it wouldn't make much difference. Thanks!

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    I'd like to see a picture of them when you get them mounted. I want to do the same with my dove tail. Right now I just use a 8"square wooden block I put under the back frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtgt View Post
    My PJ came with them mounted on the back of the dovetail.

    I've never had a problem with them there.

    Two reasons I like them there. First they are right at the loading point when I am coming up the ramps. Trailer deck never moves and they carry the weight. Second, less distance to screw them down.
    I've seen that PJ mounts them there. I guess if you swivel the foot towards the front it wouldn't exacerbate the clearance issues too much. I've had the dovetail drag a couple of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillieS View Post
    I'd like to see a picture of them when you get them mounted. I want to do the same with my dove tail. Right now I just use a 8"square wooden block I put under the back frame.
    Sure, hopefully get them on this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by userjh160 View Post
    I've seen that PJ mounts them there. I guess if you swivel the foot towards the front it wouldn't exacerbate the clearance issues too much. I've had the dovetail drag a couple of times.

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    So far I have not had a problem dragging the dovetail.

    I do swing the foot forward.

    I also keep them in the garage and only put them on if I am loading equipment. No sense in them bouncing around if I am just hauling stuff.

    I have also though about getting another set of mounts and attaching them somewhere as a storage position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillieS View Post
    I'd like to see a picture of them when you get them mounted. I want to do the same with my dove tail. Right now I just use a 8"square wooden block I put under the back frame.
    Here you go. I think they'll work nicely

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    Sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtgt View Post
    Sweet!

    Thanks! Going to start welding on d rings today for lighter bulky loads. Built some wooden sides but they use the stake pockets so we didnt have a way to strap anything down with then on. Hopefully the rings will help that issue.

    Had a pro weld the jacks since I dont trust my welding yet. I welded two of the rings onto my bucket yesterday as a test before I mess up my trailer.

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    I have D-rings welded to the top edge of the trailer frame.

    I built side boards to haul gravel and rock, which use the stake pockets.

    The sides sit down on top of the D-rings. They can still be used for stuff that isn't tall. Figured at some point I would cut notches in the side boards so that they sit flat on the deck and the rings are still usable. It's on the list, really.
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