View Full Version : Pivoting tounge jack

12-20-2005, 10:37 PM
I broke my pivoting tongue jack today, does anybody know if 1000 lbs tongue jack will do it?



12-21-2005, 12:19 AM
Well, is it bigger than the one you broke?

Along this line if mine ever goes I would like a model that does not pivot but just runs the solid post up and down on gear teeth through a tube attached to the trailer. Has anyone ever used one of those, does the post get too close to the boat?

I have in my youth failed to lock the pivoting wheel in place and had the boat (not the Moomba) come crashing down. I never broke anything, but it was not for lack of trying.


12-21-2005, 11:26 AM
A 1,000 lb jack should do if not you have a serious weight distribution or overweight problem. Usually the heftier jacks are the better built ones. The one Ed shows looks like a good replacement. They just don't come with an alarm when you leave them down when you drive off. Dang.