When you think of a jack for your boat trailer, you envision a tongue-mounted model that you use to raise and lower it onto the tow vehicle’s hitch. But there are times when you need to pick up the back end of a trailer as well. Here are the three most popular ways to get the job done.
The Up: The fixed-style jack has a sturdy steel footplate and a 2,000-pound capacity, so it can handle a big trailer. It has 15 inches of travel and is designed for tongues up to 25 inches off the ground. It fits tongues up to 3 inches by 5 inches.
The Down: Even when fully raised, the footplate still hangs below the trailer frame, lowering clearance, and the lack of a wheel means you can’t move the trailer around in a parking lot. $75; dutton-lainson.com