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Old 05-10-2013, 03:06 PM   #51
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It's a fair statement and mention. I don't mind tackling a lot of other challenges - this one has me nervous, simply due to the size and potential for catastrophic failure if it goes wrong.
Ask around, maybe you can find a "backyard" mechanic that has some experience in this and would be willing to come over and oversee you. Another set of eyes could be the difference between success and disaster.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:13 PM   #52
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I would use the square metal box tube in the photo.
It is secured to the frame above it.
To this idea... how do I span the distance? From ground to the bottom of that box is 23". Then there's the amount of lift needed to get the wheels of the ground (another 5-6" maybe?).

Most of the jacks that I've seen only have 10" or of travel and max out at 15" tall or so.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:14 PM   #53
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It's a fair statement and mention. I don't mind tackling a lot of other challenges - this one has me nervous, simply due to the size and potential for catastrophic failure if it goes wrong.
Ask around, maybe you can find a "backyard" mechanic that has some experience in this and would be willing to come over and oversee you. Another set of eyes could be the difference between success and disaster.
True. My father-in-law is coming down this weekend for helping with our backyard renovation (putting in sod). I was sort of hoping to get this all wrapped up before then.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:25 PM   #54
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To this idea... how do I span the distance? From ground to the bottom of that box is 23". Then there's the amount of lift needed to get the wheels of the ground (another 5-6" maybe?).

Most of the jacks that I've seen only have 10" or of travel and max out at 15" tall or so.
If you use a bottle jack, a good piece of 6x6, cut the correct length to get jack up close would do the trick. If you could find a piece of Oak, that would be even better. Do you have any loggers around your location? They are a prime source to find wood of this size in Oak.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:32 PM   #55
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If you use a bottle jack, a good piece of 6x6, cut the correct length to get jack up close would do the trick. If you could find a piece of Oak, that would be even better. Do you have any loggers around your location? They are a prime source to find wood of this size in Oak.
No loggers here (Baltimore/DC suburbs), a chunk of fence post is the best that I'm going to get...
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No loggers here (Baltimore/DC suburbs), a chunk of fence post is the best that I'm going to get...
see here, one of these should do the trick.

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Old 05-10-2013, 03:39 PM   #57
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Don't think that's quite right, he's only lifting one tire at a time and the truck is supporting 18-25% and the other 3 tires are supporting a major portion of the weight. 3T jack should be adequate.
Don't buy a jack to lift one tire and then find out that you saved $20 (if that) and later need to lift two tires!
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:39 PM   #58
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The block of wood goes under the jack and the jack stands.
If you have ever seen a jack sink into asphalt you will know why.

Once it starts sinking, you can't get the tire off (or worst yet on) without ANOTHER jack.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...FcJo4AodARUAIA

PLENTY of jack for 36 bucks

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...4827_200304827

A 4 ton (8,000 pounds for 16 bucks

A 6 Ton for 20.00
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...4817_200304817
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:43 PM   #59
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I might want to add, you need to be as level as you can!!!
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I might want to add, you need to be as level as you can!!!
It's not level.

The camper is parked on the road in front of my house. The road slopes to shed rain water. When I raise my camper to level, I need 4" of blocks...
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