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Old 06-16-2016, 02:57 PM   #21
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Same here 20 ton bottle jack and a 16" square of 3/" plywood small works great.
Me too!!
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:59 PM   #22
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:00 PM   #23
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I purchased a 20 ton bottle jack. It was amazingly simple to use (I had never even heard of it before). I only spent $29 at Harbor Freights. I also have the 'trailer aid' product as a backup just in case.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:52 PM   #24
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i carry a 6 ton bottle jack however I can change a tire in no time with the "trailer Aid" just roll up or back onto it and walla, flat is off the ground. if more height is needed place a board under the aid. you tube video.
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Old 06-16-2016, 04:00 PM   #26
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I used to use a bottle jack until it slipped that is why I switched to the floor jack
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Old 06-16-2016, 04:06 PM   #27
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I got one of these after my truck Jack wouldn't lift the trailer

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It's called trailer aid

We too just bought the trailer aide. DH said it worked great when buying and installing new tires.
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Old 06-16-2016, 04:22 PM   #28
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Thanks all around

What an awesome forum.

Thanks for all the answers.

I'll plan to use the Andersen Rapid Jack first but will buy an appropriate bottle jack from HF just to be sure.
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Old 06-16-2016, 04:32 PM   #29
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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.
i have the kobalt 20 volt lithium battery powered impact 350flbs does the job nicely for many tough bolts and nuts . just don't torque down with it . it does have the power to break off a lug .i use a 1/2 drive torque wrench for that
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I got one of these after my truck Jack wouldn't lift the trailer

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It's called trailer aid
^^^^ Best thing for a trailer.
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