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Old 06-16-2016, 01:28 PM   #11
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Used bottle jack from truck. Had to change several flats last year, now have all new tires. Would pull good tire up onto blocks. Then jack up bad tire after loosening lug nuts.
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:30 PM   #12
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I know it will be overkill, but, next camping trip I plan to take my 4 ton harbor freight floor jack and appropriate supporting ground boards. I'll take the handle off, store it under my truck tool box.

After having two blowouts in three camping trips, I have found the 2.5 ton floor jack to be a little shaky. Also, the goodyear marathons will be relegated to the dump.

Also considering an electric 12v impact wrench. My porter cable 20v impact driver won't take off a lug nut.
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:33 PM   #13
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you can get a nice 6 ,8, 12 ton bottle jack takes up very little room and will lift you r unit off the ground . much safer then a car type jack with the power to do what's needed . HF has them for around $20.bucks

x2....using a 6 ton I purchased at HF.........
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:40 PM   #14
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What ever jack you decide on, make sure the jack collapses far enough to get under your jacking point with a flat tire...
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:47 PM   #15
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I can lift the wheels off the ground with my levelers. good or bad idea?
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:49 PM   #16
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:08 PM   #17
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We carry a 2.5 ton floor jack, a 3-ton bottle jack, several wood block spacers, a breaker bar, and a cross bar tire wrench in the tool box and a roadside assistance card in the wallet. We also carry two spares. The card is by far the lightest, safest and most convenient. But if we have to, we can DIY. Tire problems are never in the safest/most convenient places.
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:27 PM   #18
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I can lift the wheels off the ground with my levelers. good or bad idea?
If you are talking about your stabilizers, then it's a bad idea.
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:34 PM   #19
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I got one of these after my truck Jack wouldn't lift the trailer

Attachment 111275

It's called trailer aid
X2 - had to use it twice in one week! Less than 15 minutes to change a tire on the PA Turnpike (on an incline!)
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X3 Big fan of the Trailer Aid+ unit. Used it several times last year. Make sure you get the "+" or it may not lift you high enough. Obviously for dual or triple axle units.
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