So I purchased the black version of the XO jack and finally installed it as I'm getting ready to leave soon for Expo West. I'll admit that it was purely for cosmetics, however I was pleasantly surprised to see that the spring that kept the wheel in place (when the jack is in the up position) had been redesigned to just a simple "nipple". With my previous XO jack, I immediately ruined the spring, and no replacement parts were available. (sigh)
Anyway, the black version looks great on my black trailer. I forgot how heavy this jack is... I could say it's over kill being that my trailer is only around 1100#s loaded, however, it's also perfect for it! I have actually dragged the trailer around in the dirt and it makes it easy to do so, and I have no worries about it breaking like the cheap one that I first had on the trailer. Several summers ago I had to unhook my trailer on a trail to turn it around as I couldn't go forward, so I pushed the trailer off into a ditch, turned my Jeep around, and manhandled the trailer to get it hooked back up. This level of a jack can take abuse!
I set it up just like the previous one. It just barely fits on my trailer's small tongue.
So this shows the new "nipple" design. This is a huge improvement as this solution actually works perfect. The wheel can be put in multiple positions (I have it straight up). Nice improvement Ark!
The trailer is ready to go, and still has some mud on the tires from the previous (mud, mud, and more mud) Expo East.
What’s the collapsed length like shown in storage mode? My trailer has a different style jockey wheel that when stored is completely removed and stored on top of the tongue in front of the front box, but Im looking for a beefier wheel.
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I'm in the market for a new jack and look alluring. Can anyone speak to the difference between the XO tires and a pneumatic tire?
Also, has anyone managed to mount one of these to an AT Overland trailer? If so, how did it go?
- The two wheels on the XO are a hard rubber (I think rubber). I'm sure they'll last a long time and no air required. They move very easy.
- I think you just need to make sure that the length of the jack fits on where you want to mount it. My trailer has a short bar it attaches to that was just long enough to allow the wheels to go in the up position. (See my second picture in post #86.)
I hear you. I was at Expo West, and have to say, I saw a lot of nice trailers for sale with subpar jacks. This XO is stout!