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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:49 pm 
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Somewhere I came away with the impression that Trailex wants us to use their own parking jack on their trailers.

But I see several forum participants are using other jacks - from Harbor Freight on upwards in quality.

Has anybody seen any problems with using a non-Trailex jack?

I'm thinking mainly the dimensions of the Trailex tongue and/or dissimilar metals in contact and the resulting galvanic corrosion.

Reason I'm interested in something non-trailex is, contra-intutively, additional weight. .... The Trailex product looks relatively light.... but I'm trying to get more tongue weight, so want something heavy/clunky.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:08 pm 
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Maybe cuz they want to sell them to you? Unless it is a dissimilar metals issue (I doubt)... I see no reason you wouldn't be able to use the jack of your choice.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:32 am 
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You can always put a spare tire, which you should carry regardless, along the tongue somewhere.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:01 am 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
You can always put a spare tire, which you should carry regardless, along the tongue somewhere.
Damn...I feel dumb....

Good catch: between the spare and the addition of a winch, that should do it....and the trailer jack would just be gravy.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:17 am 
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I dont know what other options are out there but Ive been using this simple tire holder for my spare mounted to the trailer frame with no issues.. http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Cargo-C ... 050-2.html Note.. this may not be the exact one Im using.. they may have options depending on the size or the trailer tires ???


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:34 am 
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I have been using a jack I got from Walmart with no issues for 2 years. The trailer is so light, you don't need much. I keep the spare tire in the back of my truck.

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