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Trailer tongue jacks

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I need to replace the tongue jack on my Eagle dual axle trailer. I have had the trailer since 05 (1900 ProV IFS) and it never was "great". Now it is pretty much shelled out. Is there a difference in brands? Do I need to go to a 1500 lb jack?

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The weight is dependent on your tongue weight. I'd see what it weighs now and use that as a starting point.

With respect to brands, you get what you pay for... they're all pretty good, but the bulldogs are pretty good in my opinion.

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I woundered that myself. I know my tounge weight is only about 175lbs, but the jack that is on there seems kinda shakey, I get in the boat alot while on its jack. I will look into the bulldog.

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It may be worth checking Cabela's also. I know they carry them.

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There's a multitude of places you can get them from - Fleet Farm, Cabelas, Northern Hydraulic, etc

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how can you tell the tongue weight? I have a jack that I don't like the wheel does not turn with the trailer when I'm pushing the boat into the garage. I'm wondering if a more heavy duty jack would be better.

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how can you tell the tongue weight? I have a jack that I don't like the wheel does not turn with the trailer when I'm pushing the boat into the garage. I'm wondering if a more heavy duty jack would be better.

Set the tongue on a bathroom scale.

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I figure if I can barely budge it it has to be around 200lbs or so. I can kinda lift it so it has to be shy of the 200 mark.

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A trick I have seen people do to make even a cheap tongue jack work extremely better and seem to then last forever - drill a small hole and install a grease fitting near the top, then grease it - it will take nearly a tube of grease. Use water-proof grease, of course I recommend AMSOIL.

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