Instructions

How to Use Dock N Stow

Stabilizing and storing is as easy as one, two, three.

How To Install Gen 1 and Gen 2 Products

Step 1: Fit the Frame

Measure the top width of the front portion of your bumper-pulled trailer frame. This will determine the correct number of spacers required: zero, two or four. Three-inch trailer frames require no spacers. For 2.5 inch frames, two spacers are needed with one spacer being used on either side of the channel at the bottom of the Dock N Stow block. Slide the spacers into the dovetail fittings until they snap into place. Two-inch frames necessitate four spacers, two spacers on either side to slide into the dovetail fittings underneath.

Step 2: Secure to Trailer

To prevent slipping on the frame, remove the back of the silicone tape and apply it to the center channel on the bottom of the Dock N Stow block. Tape should be applied after your spacers (if required) are in position to ensure the tape is centered and won’t interfere with the spacers ability to clip in place. Then, place Dock N Stow on top of the trailer frame rail. Adjust the bungee so that it will snuggly fit from one notch on the top of the block, under the frame of the trailer and back up to the notch on the opposite side. Make sure it is securely fastened.

Step 3: Stabilize Jack Feet

Remove the bungee and place the Dock N Stow block under the jack post or jack feet. For flat, round, square or rectangle plate jack feet, lower the jack and ensure the post is centered and stable on Dock N Stow.  For jacks with a standard-sized wheel, remove the top insert with a Phillips head screwdriver (not included) and use wheel dock.

How To Install Bundles Products

Step 1: Prepping Gen 2

First, test the magnet connection before any attempt at using the Dock N Stow block to ensure it is capable of holding the frame securely. Since numerous factors can negatively affect the strength of the magnetic bond, make sure the connection point is always clean and free of dirt, debris, rust, oils, grease and any gaps between the magnet and metal surface. Also, confirm the bottom surface of the Dock N Stow block is flat and smooth.

Step 2: Fit the Frame

Measure the top width of the front portion of your bumper-pulled trailer frame. This will determine the correct number of spacers required: zero, two or four. Three-inch trailer frames require no spacers. For 2.5 inch frames, two spacers are required with one spacer being used on either side of the channel at the bottom of the block. Slide the spacers into the dovetail fittings until they snap into place. Two-inch frames necessitate four spacers, two spacers on either side to slide into the dovetail fittings underneath.

Step 3: Secure to Trailer

Once Dock N Stow is on the frame, switch “on” the magnet by turning the handle clockwise 180 degrees until it stops. Do not turn “on” until it is in contact with the ferromagnetic metal. Make sure it is securely fastened.

Step 4: Stabilize Jack Feet

Switch “off” to release the magnet by pushing the handle in and turning counterclockwise until it stops. Place the Dock N Stow block under the jack post or jack feet. For flat, round, square or rectangle plate jack feet, lower the jack and ensure the post is centered and stable on the Dock N Stow block.  For jacks with a standard-sized wheel, remove the top insert with a Phillips head screwdriver (not included) and use wheel dock.

General Information

Make sure all Dock N Stow magnets are kept a safe distance from all magnetic storage devices, electronics and credit cards. As a good rule of thumb, magnets should be stored in the “off” position when not in contact with ferromagnetic metals. Even though magnets can be left “on” or “off” indefinitely without harm, leaving magnets “on” will bring sudden and powerful attraction to any ferromagnetic metals that are in the vicinity. Do not attempt to disassemble or alter the Dock N Stow magnet since there are no user-serviceable parts inside the device. Do not use the magnet if it is damaged or not working properly since this can cause severe damage. Avoid temperatures above 180 degrees Fahrenheit (80 Celsius), because this will permanently degrade the magnets effectiveness and may result in unsafe conditions. Since this product contains PTFE lubricant, contact Dock N Stow for MSDS information. The magnet will hold thicker metals stronger than thinner metals. For example, 1/8 inch (6mm) steel will be held better than thin gauge metals. Never exceed the magnets rated capacity which is 85 pounds of breakaway force under ideal conditions. Actual in-use results will vary greatly, so be sure to test every bond to determine the suitability of the magnetic hold. Avoid sudden jerking or shock force since this will cause the magnet to lose its hold. As with all precision devices, damage can occur from dropping, bumping or impact.

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