A Frame Trailer Jacks

This post was written by James B. on November 18, 2019
Posted Under: Powersport Trailer Equipment,RV / Camper Parts,Utility Trailer

A-Frame Trailers are amongst the most common and practical trailer styles available today. The design is frequently utilized in the Utility, Horse and Camper markets. At the nose end of these trailers, you will find steel bars that have been welded together to form the shape of an “A”. This “A” will serve as the mounting point for your Jack and Coupler as well as a plethora of Other Parts and Accessories.

Replacing your jack is simple as following these 3 steps.

First, you will want to determine the diameter of the jack your trailer needs. You can do this be measuring the outside diameter of the existing jack or the inside diameter of the opening the jack will drop into.

The most common and readily available diameter is 2.25″. Occasionally on older trailers, you may encounter jacks with a lesser diameter and locating a replacement can be difficult. We recommend contacting companies who specialize in camper parts if this applies to your trailer.

Next, you will want to determine if your trailer has enough space to accommodate the circular motion of a top winding jack handle. On some trailers it may be inconsequential and on others, the presence of accessories or the design of the trailer could inhibit the act of spinning the handle. In some instances, you may need to seek out a jack with a side winding handle as opposed to a top winding.

Last but not least, you will have to consider which of the foot accessories would best serve your application. There are caster wheels that will enable you to easily move the trailer as well as steel feet that will provide a wide secure footing in mud and dirt. Some may even need an extended foot to accommodate the height of their trailer tongue.

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