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Old 05-10-2013, 05:40 PM   #71
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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...
The 12 ton jack has 9 inches of lift. It is 9 inches tall before you start pumping and a bit over 18 inches fully extended.


A 6x6 under it starts out at 14 inches or so and can lift to 24 inches.


Double up the 6x6 (10 inches plus the 9 to start) and you will lift to 28 inches.
Lou,
I think awwall's original post was concerned about the trailer falling off the jack if it wasn't level. (Heaven forbid you should ever have a flat on unlevel ground! ;-) )


I was most interested to hear your opinion on that since I don't know what I think about it.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:52 PM   #72
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I think awwall's original post was concerned about the trailer falling off the jack if it wasn't level. (Heaven forbid you should ever have a flat on unlevel ground! ;-) )


I was most interested to hear your opinion on that since I don't know what I think about it.
Barry, that is exactly what I was referring to. You can see from the pictures just posted of the jacks on the wood, how unstable this can become if the trailer is way out of level. Heaven forbid this thing to fall off the jack.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:52 PM   #73
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I picked up two of these from my local Tractor Supply and love them. I usually throw one in the truck when I leave on a trip. Not much larger than a bottle jack, plenty of lift, and the 'U' channel on the top keeps the axel from falling off.

Powerbuilt® 3 Ton Jack & Jack Stand - Tractor Supply Online Store

Disclaimer: if I'm at home I use a floor jack to lift the equipment and then put these floor stands under it for safety. They are nice because if you need a little more lift it can be achieved.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:54 PM   #74
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Sabres do not have an exposed frame sorry.

The frame is covered by plastic under belly and aluminum facia.
Where they come together (I believe) is the frame.
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I picked up two of these from my local Tractor Supply and love them. I usually throw one in the truck when I leave on a trip. Not much larger than a bottle jack, plenty of lift, and the 'U' channel on the top keeps the axel from falling off.

Powerbuilt® 3 Ton Jack & Jack Stand - Tractor Supply Online Store

Disclaimer: if I'm at home I use a floor jack to lift the equipment and then put these floor stands under it for safety. They are nice because if you need a little more lift it can be achieved.
They are cool. Shame only in 3 ton...
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:28 PM   #76
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Two issues with a bottle jack. First, never put a block of wood on top of the jack, as the small head could split the wood and your camper could come crashing down.
Excellent point. I actually broke a piece of hard oak I was using that way. I'm disappointed in myself for not remembering that.

Something like these are probably the right way to go:
http://bmihydraulics.com/index.php?p...mart&Itemid=23

http://www.swagoffroad.com/Bottle-Ja...adle_p_66.html
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Excellent point. I actually broke a piece of hard oak I was using that way. I'm disappointed in myself for not remembering that.

Something like these are probably the right way to go:
Round Pad for Bottle Jacks

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Might be time to head to the race shop and fabricate something.... I got torsion, but I can make a frame sleeve...maybe??
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Might be time to head to the race shop and fabricate something.... I got torsion, but I can make a frame sleeve...maybe??
Ohhh! Make me one too! I'll pay. Maybe you can go into business like OldCoot did! (I thought I'd find be able to find a "cup" like on my floor jack, but didn't.)
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Ohhh! Make me one too! I'll pay. Maybe you can go into business like OldCoot did! (I thought I'd find be able to find a "cup" like on my floor jack, but didn't.)
One thing at a time. Full time overnight jobs take a lot out of me.

In all reality, I am waiting to see how Doug makes out. I think he is sweating over nothing.
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75+ posts on the subject would make me sweat too. :-)
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