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Old 06-16-2016, 09:36 AM   #1
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What type of jack for TT emergency use

I recently purchased a Wildwood 27RKSS and the dealer informed me that there was no jack with it that I'd need to use the truck jack in order to change any flat tires.

I'm sure that would be a painful process at best.

So...I purchased the Andersen Rapid Jack. Looks easy enough to use. However, I question whether it would be suitable in every instance I may find myself in.

Any recommendations regarding the type of jack and capacity I should get?

Trailer is about 6500 lbs empty, probably 7500 lbs full.
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:39 AM   #2
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I carry a lite weight floor jack in the bed of my truck when pulling the TT or my boat. The reason I want a good stable jack if I'm going to pull a tire.
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:47 AM   #3
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capacity?

What capacity floor jack would you recommend?
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:57 AM   #4
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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
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:58 AM   #5
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Please be cautious with 'light weight floor jacks.'

While they do provide a bigger footprint for stability than say a bottle jack, usually those that are considered light weight units (1 or 1-1/2 ton) would make me squirm working under or around them on a 6000+ trailer. Might be OK for a pop-up/hybrid though.
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I carry a 2 ton jack. I have not tried the drive on products because my boat trailer only has one axle. (when I said lite weight I meant the actual weight of the Jack not its capacity)
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:22 PM   #7
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I carry a 2.5 ton floor jack. When I had my flat it was all I could do to get my windjammer up to change the tire with this jack, 7100 pound dry weight on the windjammer.
Looking into getting a bottle jack.
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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

X2 For us it's the easiest way to lift without damaging the axles. I've seen people place the jack on the axle and lift bending the axle, not to mention the added weight of the floor jack.


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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
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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
Same here 20 ton bottle jack and a 16" square of 3/" plywood small works great.
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