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Old 05-10-2013, 01:40 PM   #21
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Harbor Freight jacks:
4 ton bottle jack
3 ton floor jack

These?
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:44 PM   #22
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not a huge fan of the harbor freight jacks, they are probably fine, but I don't feel good about them when I am working under stuff (BTW - never with just a jack, always with jackstands in place.)

Got a Sears nearby?
Craftsman Floor Jack Set: Tough, Stable and Always Ready at Sears
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:46 PM   #23
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Harbor Freight jacks:
4 ton bottle jack
3 ton floor jack

These?
Both, floor jack for home and bottle jack in camper for emergencies.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:48 PM   #24
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Understandable about Harbor Freight and their inexpensiveness. I figure for the so few times that they'd be used, it could be fine. But, I actually have a Sears like 3 minutes from my house...
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:48 PM   #25
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Both, floor jack for home and bottle jack in camper for emergencies.
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So you gone yet ?
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:51 PM   #26
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So you gone yet ?
OldCoot and Turbs.. that makes sense. Just mo money to spend.

Any reason why I can't do the bottle jack here at home (considering I've been a car owner for 17 years and a home owner for 12 years and have never needed a jack before)?
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:53 PM   #27
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Take pics so this can be archived for future reference. I changed a blown tire on the freeway with a 3 ton Canadian Tire floor jack in less 5 minutes. Tracker trailers whizzing by 3 feet from my ankles was a little unnerving, hence the rush to change the tire.
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OldCoot and Turbs.. that makes sense. Just mo money to spend.

Any reason why I can't do the bottle jack here at home (considering I've been a car owner for 17 years and a home owner for 12 years and have never needed a jack before)?
Bottle jack would be fine.

Center it good an jack.

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Take pics so this can be archived for future reference. I changed a blown tire on the freeway with a 3 ton Canadian Tire floor jack in less 5 minutes. Tracker trailers whizzing by 3 feet from my ankles was a little unnerving, hence the rush to change the tire.
Pictures ? I'm thinking you tube video!
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I would do the bottle jack. For once a year a home to take your hubs off for inspection and keep it in the unit for on road emergencies.
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