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Old 06-29-2015, 12:18 PM   #1
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Best Jack for lifting 30' FC.. to change tire

Can some one recommend a good jack that does not take up much space?
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:27 PM   #2
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Andersen Levelers, multi purpose for leveling, chocking and flat changing.
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:05 PM   #3
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Trailer Aid; don't leave home without it.
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:53 PM   #4
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Andersen Levelers, multi purpose for leveling, chocking and flat changing.
Totally agree with statement. Best thing for this since sliced bread.
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Old 06-30-2015, 07:49 AM   #5
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I carry a 6t bottle jack. The case it comes in is about 12"x8"x5" and weighs about 6 lbs I guess. I use some pressure treated 2x8's for leveling and if needed to change a tire. The jack is used if I need to get both wheels off the ground OR if the front jack poops out on me and I need to lift the A-frame to get it on or off the ball. It has come in handy a few times.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:54 AM   #6
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Concur with the levelers from Andersen or the trailer ramp. They are lightweight and work well on dual axle rigs. Though I used my TV OEM jack this weekend on the return trip home when I noticed my curbside rear wheel was very hot.

Anyone see the cause in the attached photos?
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:23 AM   #7
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You have an F350 tow vehicle. Take a look at its Jack. I use one from a Dodge 1 ton. Works fantastic on my 30' slider.
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:38 PM   #8
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<snip>.... I noticed my curbside rear wheel was very hot.

Anyone see the cause in the attached photos?
Looks like you had something caught between the brake magnet and the drum; the drag caused the brake to activate and cook itself to bits. which also caused the wheel to be hot.

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Concur with the levelers from Andersen or the trailer ramp. They are lightweight and work well on dual axle rigs. Though I used my TV OEM jack this weekend on the return trip home when I noticed my curbside rear wheel was very hot.

Anyone see the cause in the attached photos?
I'm not seeing any friction material left on the shoes.
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:28 PM   #10
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I second the trailer aid. Amazingly simple, easy to use and inexpensive!
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:29 PM   #11
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6Ton bottle jack and load spread boards.

Our 3 axle would require multiple Andersons... or, increasing levels of 'Legos'...on the opposite tires.
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