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Old 08-07-2005, 02:20 PM   #1
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I had been packing a sissor jack..... but it is
a pain in the butt on the triple axle

I bought a 6 ton bottle jack and that fits just
perfect under the axle U bolts.
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I had been packing a sissor jack..... but it is
a pain in the butt on the triple axle

I bought a 6 ton bottle jack and that fits just
perfect under the axle U bolts.
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Old 08-07-2005, 03:04 PM   #3
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I carry a bottle jack and a plate to sit it on in case of soft ground. AND, had to use it on the last trip for the 1st time.
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Old 08-07-2005, 03:10 PM   #4
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i have a 3 ton floor jack , and i carry a 8 ton bottle jack and lots of wood.
i can get all 6 wheels off the ground if i need to !!
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6 ton bottle jack and a piece of wood for it too sit on.
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Old 08-07-2005, 09:35 PM   #6
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I use the bottle jack that came with my pick-up and some wood blocks. I don't know what it's rated for, but its strong enough to pick up the front end of a truck weighing 6400 lbs. You only need to lift it a couple of inches anyway and most of the weight get distibuted to the other 5 wheels.

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Old 08-07-2005, 10:48 PM   #7
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I bought this and have already used it once. It works exactly as it is supposed to.
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when you pull the good trailer tire up onto that thing, how far did it raise the flat tire? Since the diameter of that "chock" is a handful of inches, it seems to me it would raise it at least a few inches, what with the suspension settling down a little bit. Interesting.

If it takes the wheel even one inch off the ground, its done its job.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RRC/AMC:
I bought this and have already used it once. It works exactly as it is supposed to. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That will work great for 2 axles.... But
I've tried it for the my triple axle and it
was useless. The bottle jack is a must for
the big guys
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 56Nomad:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RRC/AMC:
I bought this and have already used it once. It works exactly as it is supposed to. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That will work great for 2 axles.... But
I've tried it for the my triple axle and it
was useless. The bottle jack is a must for
the big guys </div></BLOCKQUOTE> He said "the big guys", LOL ok ok I'm sry I didn't see some of you guys were runnin triples...
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FatDog:
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when you pull the good trailer tire up onto that thing, how far did it raise the flat tire? Since the diameter of that "chock" is a handful of inches, it seems to me it would raise it at least a few inches, what with the suspension settling down a little bit. Interesting.

If it takes the wheel even one inch off the ground, its done its job. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Yea I thought I was gonna have to air down the tire that I was putting back on but it BARELY fit and thats good enough!
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Ok...found a "Michelin" 20 ton bottle jack @ Costco for $28 (probably made somewhere in Africa or the Far East)...I've used it twice- waiting to see if it'll make it to a 3rd time. My guess- it will, unless I'm stuck in the middle of the desert and need to change a tire, which it will promptly decide to auto-drain its fluid 2 hours before I need it.

I've seen those inflatable air-bags...has anyone used those before? They're kinda trick (but a tad pricey).

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I make a small fire under the affected side of the trailer, when I get some hot coals going I drop a Sobe-Torch in there. When the resulting fireball lifts up the side of the trailer a couple feet...I shove a bunch of wood cribbing under the frame before it comes back down.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PhatFireMan:
I make a small fire under the affected side of the trailer, when I get some hot coals going I drop a Sobe-Torch in there. When the resulting fireball lifts up the side of the trailer a couple feet...I shove a bunch of wood cribbing under the frame before it comes back down. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



Of course you do Phatty! You're Sobe-one-Kanobe, right?

Now tell us how you rig up the "machine-gun" effect so you have some time to change the tire (without blowing holes in the TH floor!).

You silly goose...(Trix are for kids!).
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