We recently purchased a 2016 Airstream Sport 22 ft. trailer. With the purchase of our new trailer we have a 2 yr coverage plan with Coachnet included with our new trailer. We also just purchased a 2 & 1/2 ton floor jack, lifting capacity 5,000 lbs. Do most Airstreamers carry a jack when traveling or relay on the towing ins.? Do we need to have this large of a jack? Thanks for input.
Yes, we carry a bottle Jack, plus wood blocks to give it a stable base, and raise it. Also a wood pad to go between the Jack point and Jack. I hope to not have to use it, but would rather drive up on a block ramp to lift the tire off the ground (tandem axle).
We have a heavy duty bottle jack. The jack can lift a loaded trailer and tow vehicle if we have a flat. Hope to not ever have to use it. I have never had good luck with a floor jack on dirt or gravel. The wheels don't roll so the jack will Pull and push when lifting the load when raising or lowering since the wheels can not move in the dirt or gravel. Don't have that problem with a bottle jack. The bottle jack weights a lot less than an equal sized floor jack and takes up a lot less space than a floor jack. We have wooden pads that we put under the stabilizers that can also be put under the bottle jack. I replaced the small Tundra bottle jack with the larger bottle jack and store it in the same location.
Why not use one of these? I have not had to use it yet other than to make video (knock on wood) but it does exactly what it is supposed to do...and easily.
Lucius and Danielle
1992 29' Excella Classic
1996 GMC Suburban C2500 7.4L
2005 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 8.1L Got a cooped-up feeling, gotta get out of town, got those Airstream campin' blues...