TRAILER JACK INFORMATION
Trailer jacks are designed to ease loading and unloading trailer from hitch ball, as well as raising trailer to a proper storage angle. Below are some basic mounting and safety tips to help you get the most from your trailer jack.
SAFETY: It is important to keep in mind that the weight capacity of the Trailer Jack does not need to equal the weight of the trailer. The trailer jack weight capacity should be based on the tongue weight of the trailer which should be 8%-12% of the total weight of the Trailer. When cranking or coupling trailer, secure trailer from rolling with chocks on both sides. These trailer jacks are designed for vertical loading, excessive side forces should be avoided. When using optional foot plate or caster, always remove foot plate or caster before Trailering. Also, remember to raise swing-away jacks to storage position before Trailering.
MOUNTING: Before mounting your trailer jack, check for interference from recessed ball mounts, the trailer coupler, and the hitch or vehicle bumper. Rotate the jack handle to check that the swing is not obstructed. If the jack is of the swing-away or swivel design, check the unit in both the vertical and horizontal positions. When the swing-away jack is in the horizontal or storage position, there should not be any interference from structural members of the trailer or the trailer coupler. Make sure that the swing-away jack does not come in contact with the tow vehicle when making a tight turn while in the storage position. On all jacks, check that proper ground clearance has been achieved.
UTILITY TRAILER JACKS: BULLDOG, FULTON, LIPPERT & ATWOOD
Utility trailer jacks are an excellent addition to any trailer to ease loading and unloading from the hitch ball. Available in the 'A' frame bolt-on design or the side mount weld-on design. Optional wheel casters or foot pads are available for the A-frame trailer jack. Camper Stabilizer jacks can be added to the undercarriage of most campers to assist in leveling and stabilizing. BULLDOG 7k, 8k, 10k and 12k support capacity square jack serves the agricultural, industrial, construction, horse/livestock trailer and utility/cargo trailer markets. Bulldog has packed "Big Jack Power" features into this compact design. The compact design of these jacks makes them ideal for tight-fitting applications where 3" and 4" square tube jacks are too big. LIPPERT and BULLDOG POWER JACKS make hooking up a trailer hassle-free. The electric push button operation takes the physical exertion out of cranking a trailer up or down. Simply push the button to quickly and effortlessly raise or lower the trailer into position with complete control.