1. Home
  2. Tech
  3. DIY
  4. 10-Minute Tech: Strain-Saving Trailer Jack Block

10-Minute Tech: Strain-Saving Trailer Jack Block

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

Here is how I made an A-frame jack block that saves considerable time and strain when hitching and leveling a travel trailer. Folks with manually cranked jacks will really appreciate the work it saves.

Using 2-by-5-inch boards and nails or screws, assemble a stair-stepped platform (see diagram).

After the trailer is parked, determine how much front-to-rear leveling will be needed. If the A-frame must be raised considerably, place the jack post on the highest step of the block. Conversely, if the A-frame must be lowered significantly, select the lowest step on the block.

After using this device a few times, you will be able to quickly judge which step to use to minimize the work at hand.

— Charles McAfee | Haleyville, Ala.


To send your submission, write to 3300 Fernbrook Lane N, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55447. Or visit our contact us page and send a letter directly to the editor.

Travel Trailer How To

The Best of RV Magazine Delivered to your Inbox

Subscribe to RV.com and RV Magazine

Subscriptions starting at only $14.97 per year.

Members save by only paying $9.97 per year!

logo

Please login or register to view archived articles.

Sign In

Do not have an account? Create New Account

Menu