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Does anyone know of a heavy duty trailer jack wheel stop? The regular ones you find for sale everywhere are hollow and made of pretty flimsy plastic. I've been through a couple already and am looking for something stronger.

 

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Cut yourself (3) 16"x16" squares out of plywood. Screw them together with some 2" deck screws. Get a 3" hole saw and cut out the middle.

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8 minutes ago, slonezp said:

Cut yourself (3) 16"x16" squares out of plywood. Screw them together with some 2" deck screws. Get a 3" hole saw and cut out the middle.

Good idea but sounds like a lot of work 😂. And I don't have a hole saw. 

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9 minutes ago, DINK WHISPERER said:

Good idea but sounds like a lot of work 😂. And I don't have a hole saw. 

Then dig that pocket book out of your purse and buy one

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You can mark a 3" circle on the wood. Drill a hole through the center then cut it out with a jigsaw. It might be a slow process to cut it out but it will work.

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I take it there's nothing out there already made huh?

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How about one of those rubber rings made for dogs to play with?

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Why don't you just get some wheel chocks and use those on the travel wheels?  The jack stand is designed to bear vertical loads, not horizontal/lateral loads.  The travel wheels are made to bear vertical and horizontal/lateral loads.

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I have a unique garage floor which is made to drain everything to a central drain.  If I unhook my boat and go in the house it will end up in the street so I use a rubber wheel chock from Harbor Freight.  I stick it in front of the right front tire before I unhook.  

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www.rvautoparts.com/HB-200401-Hand-E-Blok-Trailer-Stabilizer-Jack-Stand-Use-To-Stabilize_p_5709.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp4W62OGj3QIVSx6GCh17KgK6EAQYASABEgIH3PD_BwE

 

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The Stock unit had nothing and was a PIA.

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The new one has a brake and actually rolls.

 

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A-Jay

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Chock the wheels.  You'll eventually wear out the jack until it snaps off.  I don't ever even store the boat with any weight on the jack. 

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2 hours ago, J Francho said:

Chock the wheels.  You'll eventually wear out the jack until it snaps off.  I don't ever even store the boat with any weight on the jack. 

How do you support the front? I already use wheel chocks. The boat is stored backed in on a steep grade though. Just want some extra stability in the front. 

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1 hour ago, DINK WHISPERER said:

How do you support the front?

 

Cinder block and a scrap of wood.

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5 hours ago, J Francho said:

 

Cinder block and a scrap of wood.

Multi tasking.  Cribbing and an anchor.  Excellent.

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I should have told you what I do. My garage floor is fairly level so I don't need any wheel chocks. I use an old automotive jack stand to support the front end of the boat and trailer. I only use the jack stand to raise and lower it when hooking up or unhooking.

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Well mine sits on a steep slope so guess I'll give it heck till she snaps. They're not that expensive 😂

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12 hours ago, A-Jay said:

The Stock unit had nothing and was a PIA.

596805477b544_LundOriginalTralierJackwheel.png.9f3e018b7cf9cf33ab7ba4b6c45ea93c.png

 

The new one has a brake and actually rolls.

 

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A-Jay

Do you have a link to purchase this unit? Thanks

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8 hours ago, looking45 said:

Do you have a link to purchase this unit? Thanks

Yes ~

I got this one from TW during a sale.

Here's the ABT lures link

http://abtlures.com/trailer-skate/

 

A-Jay

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15 hours ago, looking45 said:

Do you have a link to purchase this unit? Thanks

 

On September 5, 2018 at 6:34 AM, A-Jay said:

The Stock unit had nothing and was a PIA.

596805477b544_LundOriginalTralierJackwheel.png.9f3e018b7cf9cf33ab7ba4b6c45ea93c.png

 

The new one has a brake and actually rolls.

 

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A-Jay

I did some research on this unit. Since it's held on just by the pin, do you take it off every time you hook up your boat? Or do you trust that nobody will take it? 

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4 hours ago, looking45 said:

 

I did some research on this unit. Since it's held on just by the pin, do you take it off every time you hook up your boat? Or do you trust that nobody will take it? 

@looking45

Since it's held on with just the peg & the pin, I remove it and place the unit in my truck once I'm hooked up and replace it upon my return. 

Takes a grand total of about 10 seconds.  

Just helps keep the honest people honest and the others can look somewhere else. 

I do keep the OE wheel (with nut & bolt) in my truck box as well if I need to unhook the trailer on a less than smooth surface. 

If you routinely use man power to 'position' your rig and it's done on a smooth semi-flat surface and your OE plastic wheel does not roll well (insert PIA)  This rig is really the way to go.

First time I move the Pro-V after the initial install, it was so easy to move, I actually laughed out loud.  

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A-Jay

 

 

 

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Thanks for your input. Good idea to keep the OEM wheel. I don't think I would like to drop my boat off for service and leave the skate on. And yes, most of my positioning of the boat is in the garage. This will make it a lot easier on my bad back. Thanks again

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1 hour ago, looking45 said:

Thanks for your input. Good idea to keep the OEM wheel. I don't think I would like to drop my boat off for service and leave the skate on. And yes, most of my positioning of the boat is in the garage. This will make it a lot easier on my bad back. Thanks again

You're welcome.

And it's funny you mentioned that - I do switch out to the OE for service - just easier.

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A-Jay

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On September 6, 2018 at 1:47 PM, A-Jay said:

You're welcome.

And it's funny you mentioned that - I do switch out to the OE for service - just easier.

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A-Jay

My 3 wheel  skate was delivered yesterday afternoon. It was too hot to swap it out so I did it this morning. Mine came with a bolt and nut instead of a pin, but I had a couple pins laying around so no problem. The hardest part of the install was getting the old wheel off. Wow, what a difference the skate makes. With the 3 wheels, the front of the boat moves around the garage like an office chair. LOL Thanks again for posting about the skate

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