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Old 07-19-2018, 07:16 AM   #1
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What Jack Do You Carry?

Was wondering what kind of jack most of you carry when travelling? Struggling to find something small/ light enough to stow yet big enough for both the camper and TV.

I was looking at this the other day: https://www.etrailer.com/Tools/Power...ALL620471.html but it has a fairly big footprint. It does seem to be a good combination tool for the job however.

If there is something better out there I have yet to find it. Hope to see what others solutions are.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:19 AM   #2
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I am assuming for changing a tire? I just use the jack that came with my truck. I do keep a 4 way lug wrench in the trailer since the lug nuts are a different size than the trucks.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:21 AM   #3
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I just carry a 20 ton bottle jack for the 5th wheel. Some what of a over kill but the additional cost was slight. My truck uses a similar type of jack.
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bottle jack, 12" square of 3/4 plywood and a 1' length of 2x4
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Bottle Jack

Carry a 10 ton hydraulic bottle jack along with a 2" X 8" X 16" long board. A
deep well socket that fits the RV lugs, 1/2" pull Handle Breaker bar 20" long, 1/2"
X 4" extension.

1/2" torque wrench from Harbor Freight for checking torque on 5th wheel lugs. (it is close enough for the price)
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:37 AM   #6
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I think it's an 11T bottle jack from Harbor Freight, wheel chocks and enough Lynx blocks to make it happen. Along with a 24" breaker bar, short extension an correct size 6 pt. socket
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My truck only has one of those cheap hand crank scissor jacks so I'm looking for something dual duty for both the TV and TT. I've been looking at Bottle jacks and actually have a 12 ton pneumatic one at home I could use but it's big and heavy and the pneumatic feature is useless without onboard air.

Hadn't thought about a torque wrench. will need to add that to my RV Essentials!
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I was looking at this the other day: https://www.etrailer.com/Tools/Power...ALL620471.html but it has a fairly big footprint. It does seem to be a good combination tool for the job however.

That is the one I bought when we had an A-Frame. See Here. I still carry it with our motor home... You can get it a lot cheaper, around $40.00, at Pep Boys or on Ebay.
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Smaller 2 ton floor jack and bottle jack. Also carry a 24 volt impact wrench with sockets, torque wrench, breaker bar, 2000 watt generators and Senco air compressor (small one).
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:59 AM   #10
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I have used my trucks jack when road service jack wouldn't lift trailer (I told him so). But I also carry a 20 ton bottle jack. I might just keep using the truck's jack as it works great. It is the screw type so a lot heaver duty than your scissor jack and possibly the same weight and it lifts high enough.
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