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Old 12-02-2012, 12:13 AM   #1366
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Tail gate too long...

Get a stinger extension...


verify your tounge weight and head the warnings and be sure to get the solid one, mine was around $80-$90.

Works great for my RV and my truck.

I used one with my last RV to get my bike carrier past the spare tire.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:35 AM   #1367
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Ah...I remember a time when this was about little/light camping trailers....
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:43 AM   #1368
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Ah...I remember a time when this was about little/light camping trailers....
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:45 AM   #1369
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Get a stinger extension...
Be careful how you load your trailer, though-- that added leverage can bring out any tendency in the trailer to sway, and then magnify it.

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:46 AM   #1370
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Be careful how you load your trailer, though-- that added leverage can bring out any tendency in the trailer to sway, and then magnify it.

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #1371
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Just had my first weekend of camping in the new TT and I had forgotten how much fun and how relaxing sitting around a camp fire can be. Good times this past weekend
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #1372
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Just had my first weekend of camping in the new TT and I had forgotten how much fun and how relaxing sitting around a camp fire can be. Good times this past weekend
I would agree... nothing like time spent camping...
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #1373
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Get a stinger extension...


verify your tounge weight and head the warnings and be sure to get the solid one, mine was around $80-$90.

Works great for my RV and my truck.

I used one with my last RV to get my bike carrier past the spare tire.
$80-90, creates a lot of leverage against tow vehicle. This is probably fine for a bike hitch clearing the spare tire though.



$20 and 10 minutes to install.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:39 AM   #1374
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$80-90, creates a lot of leverage against tow vehicle. This is probably fine for a bike hitch clearing the spare tire though.



$20 and 10 minutes to install.
That style jack was already mentioned and responded to. Look at my picture again and tell where you would mount it?
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:32 AM   #1375
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One thing I learned by a guy out there as I was cranking down my leveling jacks that are not electric. He said to go buy a 18v cordless drill for $60 and a drill bit that fits that jacks and presto. Instant electric leveling jacks for cheap
Don't forget to keep those jack threads lubed if you're going to do that....it builds a lot of heat if they're not. I usually sprayed on a light coat of white lithium grease every other trip or so.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #1376
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Do the stabilizer arms slide in those holders? So they restrict the amount of room you have on the side rails?
Yes and yes

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I'm wondering if the wheeled jack will clear those arms since it does stick out somewhat and once stowed should not interfere with the arms. This one seems to stick out far enough to clear.
If order to remove the arms you have to jack up the trailer (with the jack) and then swing the arms straight out so the jack can't mount outside of the arms :-(
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:33 PM   #1377
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Yes and yes
I saw a tongue jack on one of my dads trailers that was a horizontal screw type with a carrier to push down an angled foot. I googled but couldn't find any pics. My dad added a wheelchair electric motor to power it. That might work.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:33 PM   #1378
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Not a trailer but the Ford Transit Connect qualifies as small and light. I bring my bike to track days with one, and also bring a sleeping pad, heater, coffee maker, lamp and cooler. Works great.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:52 AM   #1379
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Not a trailer but the Ford Transit Connect qualifies as small and light. I bring my bike to track days with one, and also bring a sleeping pad, heater, coffee maker, lamp and cooler. Works great.
Any pics?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:56 AM   #1380
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To track.



Our "big" van but I use the same setup. Most race tracks have electrical power and bathrooms nearby so it's a place to sleep. But it's pretty nice to wake up next to the coffee maker, with no morning "commute" to the track.
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