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Postby kenny hodges » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:41 am

what kind of jacks are you guys taking along. and what size thanks kenny always carry tool box what else do i need to take?
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Re: jacks

Postby Travelers » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:03 am

3/4" deep 1/2 drive socket with 4" extension and a breaker bar - in case you need to change a tire.

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Re: jacks

Postby Don Wilson » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:00 am

I carry a 6 ton bottle jack and short pieces of wood 2x4 and 4x4 in case the jack is to short to reach the jacking point.

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Re: jacks

Postby Mike Clay » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:16 am

I carry a 10 ton bottle jack never have used it yet since i have my own pit crew
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Re: jacks

Postby Double D's » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:33 am

Well, yes you DO, Mike! LOL! And a FINE looking crew it is!!!!
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Re: jacks

Postby bigbunkhouse » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:34 am

are those bfg's mike? what size you running? wheres the thunder guns if its a real pit crew? LOL
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Re: jacks

Postby Mike Clay » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:20 pm

Yes they are BFG commercial TA all season 235 85R 16 I think. Don't need a thunder gun when you have Roberts hands of steel. Don Wilson my Jack man and me as the tire carrier =))
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Re: jacks

Postby Chief409 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:26 pm

What, no Fire Suits? =))

I have the socket, breaker bar, extension, torque wrench, 6 ton jack, pieces of 2X8, but for changing tires I have the pull up on tire ramp, which I haven't and really don't want to use. I did use the bottle jack and 2X8's to raise the front of the "Bird so I could hook up when I had landing gear problems awhile back.

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Re: jacks

Postby Mike Clay » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:50 pm

the ramp works ok on mine if you put it on some plywood first BUT DO NOT try to use it while on slick concrete.. That thing will shoot out of there like a rocket. :shock:
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Re: jacks

Postby mike & linda » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:43 am

Are you placing the jack on the frame or the axle?
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Re: jacks

Postby Mike Clay » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:07 am

I place the jack under the shackle mounts for the leaf springs
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Re: jacks

Postby BMullins46 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:20 am

I use the "Trailer-aid" ramp. I carry a 2x6 to put under it because it is just a tad low. It works like a champ and you don't have to get under ther trailer to set it up.
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Re: jacks

Postby bfast54 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:56 am

I carry a 6,or 10 ton BOTTLE-Jack........(cant remember which ).................just used it for the second time in its history a couple of weeks ago.........under the axle, between the spring bolts. I knew where I had stashed it, had it out a couple weeks before re-arranging things.......... :thumbrt:
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Re: jacks

Postby mike & linda » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:58 pm

Thanks for the info. I am going to use the shackle mounts too. However, I have never heard of the trailer aid. It looks very interesting. I will have to get one of those. Have a Great 4th
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