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Old 12-12-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Jack for Argosy

I would like to know what jack you use on your trailers? I am mainly concerned about how high it has to go. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I need to have my brakes working by christmas.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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Well you could use one of these or blocks of wood instead of a jack.

Amazon.com: CamcoŽ Trailer Aid Plus: Automotive

Doing this on both sides you could do 1 axle at a time, if you don't have much experience with breaks it sometimes helps to have a complete brake setup to look at when reassembling.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:35 PM   #3
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Cool idea and product. Thank you.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:54 AM   #4
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1 question are you planning to just change the shoes or the whole assembly?

Changing the assembly is easier and safer since you get rid of many rusty parts and get new magnets.

Several people have recommended the Nev-R-Adjust brakes, I haven't tried them though. Here is a link to them.

Trailer Brakes | etrailer.com
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I put the self-adjusting brakes on our old trailer and was very happy with them. Would definitely use them again.

Back to the original question though, I carry a 6t hydraulic bottle jack. Along with a few blocks of wood it's plenty enough to lift the trailer. You should be carrying some blocks for leveling when camping and these also can be used to raise 1 wheel or one axel to service or change the wheel ( on a 2 axel trailer that is).
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #6
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I would never use a bottle jack on an AS IMHO. The "Trailer Aid" is much safer and you don't have to worry about the jack failing or trying to get it in the "exact" spot on the frame. Also, if you do have a flat, most times you can't get the bottle jack under the best location. If you must use a jack, a good sizzor jack is much safer and better, easier to handle and has a broader lift than a tiny bottle jack.

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I think a bottle jack would work good to raise the trailer then put blocks to stablize.
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It might be best to replace them as they are probably worn or will be soon. Good idea
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