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Old 01-01-2021, 07:30 AM   #15
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A couple or three days ago, I made a similar post to yours, and I noted, these were not Budd wheels (which would allow you to remove the outer wheel with the inner wheel still secured) and the next time I looked at the thread, a day or so later, my post was gone, and a couple of other posts about driving up on ramps were gone (one even had a photo of a ramp attached).
Apologies for that. When I saw your post about mine (the one with the ramp photo) and realized I had given bad advice, I sent a note to the moderators to ask for my post to be removed. I was afraid someone might stumble upon it and do something dangerous based on what I had said. Apparently a few other posts were pulled down with it, and I imagine it's because they were linked to my post through replies. Sorry for causing confusion.

You are correct in saying that using a ramp under the inner dual idea is only going to work for Budd wheels, which are not common anymore.

As others have mentioned, a ramp can still be used to increase clearance and make lifting the axle end easier. Probably not needed if the other dual is still holding air, but I have seen this used on a flat front tire to get enough clearance under the axle for a jack. Some rigs sit very low when a front tire is flat.
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Apologies for that. When I saw your post about mine (the one with the ramp photo) and realized I had given bad advice, I sent a note to the moderators to ask for my post to be removed. I was afraid someone might stumble upon it and do something dangerous based on what I had said. Apparently a few other posts were pulled down with it, and I imagine it's because they were linked to my post through replies. Sorry for causing confusion.

You are correct in saying that using a ramp under the inner dual idea is only going to work for Budd wheels, which are not common anymore.

As others have mentioned, a ramp can still be used to increase clearance and make lifting the axle end easier. Probably not needed if the other dual is still holding air, but I have seen this used on a flat front tire to get enough clearance under the axle for a jack. Some rigs sit very low when a front tire is flat.
Thank You. Indeed raising the vehicle with ramps or boards or whatever will certainly help with getting a jack positioned.

Always use chocks and parking brake, etc. for safety.

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A popular jack with the off-road van conversion crowd is a surplus Hummer H1 jack (3.5 tons) along with an Agile adapter that converts the Hummer jack's unique lifting point so it will work on other vehicles:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...&_odkw=h3+jack

https://agileoffroad.com/product/agi...-jack-adaptor/

The combination isn't cheap but is extremely well made and stable with a wide base.

A less expensive, but less robust option is a civilian Hummer H3 jack that has a more conventional lifting pad.
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A popular jack with the off-road van conversion crowd is a surplus Hummer H1 jack (3.5 tons) along with an Agile adapter that converts the Hummer jack's unique lifting point so it will work on other vehicles:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...&_odkw=h3+jack

https://agileoffroad.com/product/agi...-jack-adaptor/

The combination isn't cheap but is extremely well made and stable with a wide base.

A less expensive, but less robust option is a civilian Hummer H3 jack that has a more conventional lifting pad.
Thank you for posting this. Learn something new every day. No hydraulics to leak, goes very low, lifts reasonably high, has a large base, and probably built as solid as a H1. I'll bet that is a lot more robust jack than what comes with new cars nowdays.

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Thank you for posting this. Learn something new every day. No hydraulics to leak, goes very low, lifts reasonably high, has a large base, and probably built as solid as a H1. I'll bet that is a lot more robust jack than what comes with new cars nowdays.

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