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Old 03-19-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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Trailer Jack?

Do the Rockwood Roo's come with a standard wheel jack for tire changing? Or do you use the front/rear stabilizer jacks to raise it?

I do have a 2-ton hydraulic jack I can drag with me, but it adds about 50-lbs of weight to carry along.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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Do not use stabilizers to raise your camper!
they are called stabilizers for a reason!
Use a bottle jack.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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X2 on the bottle jack
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:37 PM   #4
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The REAL debate here is where to jack from!
Everybody has there own opinion on that!
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:56 PM   #5
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So they don't come with one as standard equipment?

I need to buy one, right?
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #6
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It does not come with a jack.

As others have said, you will bend your stabs is you try to lift the camper with them.

I carry a 6-ton bottle jack in case I needed to change a tire on my trailer. There are other ways of doing it such as driving one tire up onto something so you can change the other. There was a good discussion on the forum earlier this month.

Replacing a tire on a trip + tools?


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Old 03-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #7
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So they don't come with one as standard equipment?

I need to buy one, right?


NONE that I have seen come with a jack of any kind !
user supplied .
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Ok thanx. I figured it would come with something since it has wheels/rims, but I'll drag my hydraulic for now until I can get a bottle jack.

For a 4000-lb TT what weight limit would you recommend? Is 2-ton enough since it's only raising one side?
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I think the general consensus of the members here is to jack the trailer via the frame between the 2 axles.....that is where I do mine.
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Ok thanx. I figured it would come with something since it has wheels/rims, but I'll drag my hydraulic for now until I can get a bottle jack.

For a 4000-lb TT what weight limit would you recommend? Is 2-ton enough since it's only raising one side?
Too little jack for my comfort. I say double the weight of the trailer. So a 4-ton (8,000lb) bottle jack for a 4,000lb TT. They are pretty cheap at that size. My 6-ton was $25 (I paid $20 when it was on sale).
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