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Old 06-16-2016, 04:37 PM   #31
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I used to use a bottle jack until it slipped that is why I switched to the floor jack
No doubt you need to be careful with the use of any jack . even a floor jack can slip out . if the TT or TV move just a bit you can be in big trouble real fast . i like the bottle jack for it's size and it's much larger capacities .
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:23 PM   #32
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I think the bottle jack is the only way to go. I have a ten ton jack and it lifts my Wildcat (8750 empty) with no problem. I also recommend getting a jack stand for safety purposes. If you have to leave the jack under the trailer for any length of time it is better to have the stand securely in place and carrying some of the weight of the trailer.
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:53 PM   #33
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What type of jack for TT emergency use

We use a trailer aid. Have the double sided light weight aluminum one for both horse and travel trailer, bumbler pull and fifth wheel. No problems. Just remember the lug wrench!


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Old 06-16-2016, 07:04 PM   #34
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Use the Trailer Aid and a jack, you shouldn't have to lift it very far with the jack.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:41 PM   #35
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I just assemble my own trailer aid out of lynx levelers
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:42 PM   #36
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OC...how much lift does yours have?

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Old 06-16-2016, 07:43 PM   #37
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Trailer aid, that is....

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OC...how much lift does yours have?
5" by itself, but I also have a 1" thick board I can use.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:53 PM   #39
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+1 for the Trailer Aid. I did have to cut a piece of Trex decking (could use 1X6, but Trex is lighter) and bolt it to the underside of the Trailer Aid to make it "tall" enough to get my tires off the ground. It works fine now--no jacking, quick easy lifting the flat off the ground. It lives in my truck now.
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:37 PM   #40
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Exclamation What Jack for Roadside Emergencies

If you are going to get a bottle jack, as Bob indicated, be sure to get a short jack that will go under the axle. You must realize that the axle will be much lower when supported on a flat tire, so measure from the rim to axle, not the outside diameter if the tire. Low profile, or "shorty" jacks are an ideal choice if a smaller unit does not have sufficient capacity. These short jacks also have a larger base than standard jacks of the same capacity, making them more stable.

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