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Old 09 February 2012, 14:04   #1
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Changing a trailer wheel

Do you carry a bottle jack looked at my car one today, no way will it be any good
Where the Defender comes with a bottle jack.
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Old 09 February 2012, 14:07   #2
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I do carry one... a little red one I got from a motor spares place for a tenner.
Used it for loads of things so far but not to change a trailer wheel - touch wood !
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Do you carry a bottle jack looked at my car one today, no way will it be any good
Where the Defender comes with a bottle jack.
Bought a bottle jack for this very purpose and it sits in the garage unloved and unused. It's big, heavy, cumbersome...I'm looking at making a simple wooden block that interfaces the RRS jack - the jack has a spigot - with the trailer axle.

Can't see why it wouldn't work. Would it?
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Carry my tools and a trolley jack
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The scissor jack in my truck will work on the trailer. Why won't yours?
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Old 09 February 2012, 15:26   #6
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Saw this in a trailer store in America and thought it was a great idea.

http://www.seasense.com/products/54/...e/details/2965

I have just not got round to making one.

As so often is true with boats - very simple and it works.
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Old 09 February 2012, 16:26   #7
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Saw this in a trailer store in America and thought it was a great idea.

http://www.seasense.com/products/54/...e/details/2965

I have just not got round to making one.

As so often is true with boats - very simple and it works.

That looks intersting, and possibly very use full, have you seen a video clip of one being used anywhere?
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Old 10 February 2012, 13:01   #8
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I think this looks like a great idea, any one have any experience, good or bad. And importantly any UK importer / dealers / sellers ?
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When I saw it in a store I thought I could make one and now its front of my mind I will.

I will let you know how I get on. The theory is great and as long as it grips the ground and is longer than half a wheel what can go wrong.

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