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Old 01-24-2015, 04:16 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by gregk View Post
You would have more risk using bottle jack over your hyd levelers. I carry a cheater pipe as well as torque wrench to insure lugs are properly re-tightened. You will find that your jacks will raise you rig effortlessly. Leave the heavy bottle jack at home .
Works for me. Don't need to be carrying extra weight or climbing under the trailer to place the jack if the leveling system will do the job.

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Old 01-24-2015, 04:23 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
If you can lift the tire with the leveling jacks, do it but support the axle with a good jack stand.

I always carry a pair of 12 ton bottle jacks--bought very cheap at Harbor Freight. The problem with them is that every stroke lifts very little. It takes quite awhile to jack up a tire.

That is true if I use the manual pump...

My Harbor Freight Special came with an air hose.. it lets the Crafstman 150 PSI pancake job do the pumping,, Usually takes a couple tanks of air, but it sure beats pumping on that handle .

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