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Old 04-09-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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Hydraulic jack size?

I purchased a 2014 19ft flying cloud and need to know what size hydraulic jack I need for changing a tire? Walmart has a 2 ton and a 6 ton. Never owed a RV before. Thanks for any help!

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Old 04-09-2014, 04:50 PM   #2
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A 6 ton would be better. Not because the trailer weighs that much, but because the shaft diameter and base are larger, for more stability.

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The 2 ton will do anything you need with the Airstream. But that said you might just carry the 6 ton for the unexpected.

If you are going to use a hydraulic jack under the trailer you might want to have cups welded at the lift points to keep the jack fro slipping off the frame. 1/4 in. length of pipe a larger diameter than the head of the jack will do the job.
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:33 AM   #4
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Hydraulic jack size

Thanks for the information. The 6 ton sounds like the way to go.
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My experience over the years is that the two ton ones, while sounding like they have the capacity really do not for some reason. So, I add to the pile recommending the larger one. I also like a small floor jack better than the bottle jack, if you have the room for it. They make some with a very small footprint, and they are much more stable than a bottle jack.
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Personally I use the small aluminum floor jack sold by Northern Freight. On sale now. It has been used a lot....makes changing a tire on the road a quick and safe job. Usually less than 50 dollars.
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What do you tow with? What kind of jack does it have?
The jack for my Tundra works just fine for lifting the Airstream in case of a flat. no need for me to carry doubles of tools.

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