Hitch jack removal help

Towing Rigs, Hitches, Weight Distribution, Sway Control
silverloaf
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Re: Hitch jack removal help

Post by silverloaf » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:14 pm

Tarnished wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:47 pm
Have I mentioned how much I love lying on my back working overhead :D
Paul
That's tough duty. I spent about over 3 months under ours. My back always protested when punctured by metal shavings and old screws.

I still surprised the rust is capable of supporting the tongue weight with the bolts removed. Up North, it would qualify as a weld.

Did you consider using a floor jack under the a-frame and quickly releasing it onto the electric jack? Maybe put some jack stands under the frame members to limit the drop. I would think the jolt(s) might be enough to break it loose.

Bob

Tarnished
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Re: Hitch jack removal help

Post by Tarnished » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:56 pm

Yep tried it. Still soaking in PB Blaster. Will try again on tues.

silverloaf
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Re: Hitch jack removal help

Post by silverloaf » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:08 pm

Unbelievable!

You are certainly demonstrating a lot of patience.

I would have the cutting torch fired up long before now.

Bob

Tarnished
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Re: Hitch jack removal help

Post by Tarnished » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:21 pm

Sometimes we're bound to fail. I give up. It must be welded but I can't see exactly where and don't want to damage the hitch or the jack itself.
Ordered the manual override handle from Barker.

silverloaf
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Re: Hitch jack removal help

Post by silverloaf » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:33 pm

Tarnished wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:21 pm
Sometimes we're bound to fail. I give up. It must be welded but I can't see exactly where and don't want to damage the hitch or the jack itself.
Ordered the manual override handle from Barker.
Ever think of calling Chuck Cayo?

Bob

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