Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
prov1900

Trailer tongue jacks

10 posts in this topic

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

marine_man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Well yeah but can you name a vehicle built for off road including any domestic pickup truck that doesn't have issues with rust. Fenders, rockers, frames etc. If you play in the mud and salt you need to maintain them. UTVs are no different. Ask yourself why Polaris would put the air filter canister intake in the rear wheel well so it is sucking in the air from the dustiest area they could possibly draw it from resulting in a 4k bill when the motor grenades.    Jeeps are fun, used ones can be had at a reasonable price but by their nature you need to be careful when you purchase because if the previous owner drove them the way they were marketed then they may have some issues.   But the aftermarket has an amazing amount of mods,upgrades and accessories to make your Jeep into anything you want and because the generally go 10 years between major design changes there are a large number of parts available if you need them.     
    • Anyfish it's still points and way better than a zero for points! Congrats on the fine eating bird.
    • Pick up a Jake morning.  Not going help the team score, if at all.  But it sure will taste good.
    • It's been very quiet in the woods the past few days.  Some gobbling this morning.
    • Nice! Way to go! Hope I'm able to get out and enjoy hunting when I'm that age.
    • Well, one of the advantages to owning a Jeep is there are always plenty of Jeep owners out there looking for parts, so if you get ahold of one with a bad frame, you could always part it out and sell the parts to another Jeep owner who believes they have a good frame....      
    • I am saying if you go mudding or off-roading you will plug any of the drain holes they could put in there anyway. Not much different from the weep holes they put in the rear fenderwells and rockers of trucks.  I suppose it may have benefit to those who stay on pavement.
    • They put holes in the sides of the frame, so salt and mud could get in, but no holes in the bottom so they could drain, so not sure if that was planned, or just p*ss poor engineering.  They probably didn't really care as long as they outlasted the warranty period.        
    • Drain holes just end up getting plugged with mud and debris anyway.
  • Our Sponsors