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Old 07-10-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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Jack for canging a flat tire

Hello All!

I just got to thinking, I don't know if my A122BH Hard Side has a jack to change a flat tire. Does this model come with a tire jack, and if not what kind should I buy for this purpose? I sure would hate to get stranded in the boonies with no tire jack. I suppose the jack in my Tacoma might work in a pinch. Any information would be much appreciated.



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Old 07-10-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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I used to use the scissor jack for the truck before. The current camper is too heavy to lift one side with it now. I bought a 3 ton bottle jack and store it in the camper along with blocking to use to jack up on the frame.

The truck's jack should be more than adequate to jack up your camper.



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Old 07-10-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
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You can use most any jack on that little light weight camper.
I feel sure your truck jack would work but you need to test it to be sure.
I know it can lift the load but can you position it under the axle and crank
Also check to see you have a wrench to remove the lug nuts.
The truck wrench "might" fit but it might not.
A 4-way lug wrench from Auto Zone or Harbor Freight or your favorite
auto parts store will work.
They come in metric and fractional. Bring a lug nut with you and get
a 4 way to fit! With luck the same 4 way will also fit your truck.
They are much easier to use than the lug wrench typically found in a
car or truck.

Good Luck and Happy Camping!

PS this doesn't help you with a single axle but my trailer has dual axles
and they are not articulated together. I can easily put a block of wood
in front of a good tire and pull up on it raising the other tire right off
the ground.
Should I ever get a flat on the trailer I don't plan to use a jack at all.
Just my 4 way lug wrench.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:55 PM   #4
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hydralic jack ... couple of pieces of squared 2x4s for road side " frame lift"assistance, and definately a 4x4 bar. no less. plus a 12 volt inflator, just incase the spare is dead.
contray to popular belief .. these are not light little trailers .. packing 2 tons loaded, and 375 on the tounge. be prepared.

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