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Old 12-04-2014, 08:20 AM   #11
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Some trailers it says not to use a jack to raise wheels for removal. If you have one of these and have a flat, you pull the trailers good tire up on some wide boards till the flat one comes off the ground or use one of these
Putting a bunch of blocks under a bottle jack works for stability but to raise a wheel off the ground is not real safe.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:00 AM   #12
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Some trailers it says not to use a jack to raise wheels for removal. If you have one of these and have a flat, you pull the trailers good tire up on some wide boards till the flat one comes off the ground or use one of these
Putting a bunch of blocks under a bottle jack works for stability but to raise a wheel off the ground is not real safe.
I purchased one of these (Trailer Aid PLUS) but it doesn't raise my other tire nearly enough to be off the ground. That's when I came up with the "cradle".
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:46 AM   #13
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I think they have modified the "Trailer Jack". I bought an old one 4-5 years ago and yes it did not lift nearly enough. Since then I have seen it in the RV parts section with an added block (black) in the saddle area. Not sure of it and won't buy another to find out. I'm sure some during a flat tire condition some bottle jacks may not fit to lift but I haven't been there yet "knock on wood".
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:50 PM   #14
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I use this from farm and fleet

Using the u bolts on the axle as a jack point .

Thought the following 2 links were interesting too

Safe Jack - Bottle Jack Accessories

Kojack Hydra Jack | Caravan Jack | Hydraulic Jacks - Purple Line
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:37 PM   #15
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I jack on the suspension framework between the axles and lift both wheels at the same time. Made a different kind of attachment for a bottle jack.
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:52 PM   #16
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This is what I came up with for safety (to keep the axle from slipping off the bottle jack) and to prevent the bottle jack from denting the axle due to too much weight concentrated in one little area. I was having a gate and electronic opener built, and I sketched the design out on a piece of scrap paper. The welder accepted the challenge and the next day he handed me the completed piece.

Just slide the rounded end over the bottle jack and cradle the "U" shaped piece under the axle and the weight is dispersed over the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch area rather than a one inch round portion of the jack.

Works like a charm!!
You get 10 McGiever points for that one!Note taken.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:09 PM   #17
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...Just slide the rounded end over the bottle jack and cradle the "U" shaped piece under the axle and the weight is dispersed over the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch area rather than a one inch round portion of the jack. Works like a charm!!
As long as it is not used on a torsion axle, it should work great!
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