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Old 11-29-2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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Bottle Jacks for frame

I want to get some bottle Jacks for tire changing and stabilizing. It's about 24 inches from the ground to the frame. Where do you buy that tall of a jack?

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Old 11-29-2014, 04:25 PM   #2
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Maximum Lift Height (in.) 41-3/4 in. Minimum height (in.) 23 in.

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Old 11-29-2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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If you had a flat, could you get that one under frame?

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Old 11-29-2014, 05:08 PM   #4
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For me that tall of a jack would be too unstable on uneven terrain, I use a standard height ten ton jack. If I need more height I utilize my leveling blocks which are wider at the base allowing for a more stable arraignment.
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:15 PM   #5
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For me that tall of a jack would be too unstable on uneven terrain
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This is what I use. A jack stand/bottle jack combo and I block it underneath for more height and stability.
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:20 PM   #6
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This is what I use. A jack stand/bottle jack combo and I block it underneath for more height and stability.
I like this setup. A couple of stabilizer blocks and it would be perfect

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I use two eight ton hydraulic jacks for the stabilazation under the front axel. Initially, I level the 5r, then position (lower) the electric rear stablizer (raising the rear about 1" to 1-1/2", then put the bottle jacks on blocks (3 blocks used for 15" tires), screw the center post up to meet the frame and then lower the rear stablizer about 1/4" to 1/2". If needed I could jack the hydraulic jacks up a bit but staying in one spot for close to a month I think it would bleed minimal pressure. And, yes I also use it for removing tires.
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:59 PM   #8
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How about a 10" X 10" railroad tie and put it under a standard heavy duty bottle jack? That would give you plenty of height I would imagine.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:12 AM   #9
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I lift from the axle, as do the companies that provide tire service. I would never lift from rv chassis. Too much twist and instability on uneven surface or high winds.
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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!!
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