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Old 10 May 2009, 13:39   #1
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Small jack for trailer

My car uses run flat tyres which you can still drive on once punctured so I have no jack in the boot. I carry a spare wheel on the trailer though but was wanting to come up with a simple 'rocker' jack I could fold and fix to the trailer. I imagined a triangular style unit when unfolded, which you would fit under the axle, then drive forward a little to lift up the axle in order to get the wheel off .. any ideas , or should I just get me coat ? .....
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Old 10 May 2009, 13:46   #2
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How about a small scissor jack from a car breakers yard?
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Old 10 May 2009, 13:55   #3
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Is it a single or double axle trailer?
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Why not get a small bottle jack? They take up very little room.
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I'd be wary of keeping a jack on the trailer: easy to steal and easy for others to use to steal wheels.

How about this to keep in the car: http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165727

A bottle jack for 12.99.

1.5 tons should lift your size boat ('cos the need to change the tyre is sure to occur when the boat is loaded) but there's a 4 ton one also available for 4.00 more.
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if you have a double axle trailer use a trailer-aid, you drive the other wheel up onto the lift and then change the other wheel, works a treat
Item 23 on this site http://www.iwt.co.uk/spares/wheelequipment.pdf
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http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...ID=1009&r=view

....never tried one though !
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Looks interesting, but read the reviews.
Looks like starting it off is the problem, and of course knowing when to stop

I carry what Downhilldai suggested, a scissor jack.
But when doing bearings etc at home, it's a 3tn Trolley jack.

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Sorry Guys I should have said .. its a single axle


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Now thats the idea few/no moving parts, and have it bolted to the trailer for immediate deployment,.. with nowt to go wrong when and if it gets dunked !
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Looks interesting, but read the reviews.
Looks like starting it off is the problem,
Yeah I see where that would be a problem depending on what surface you were on, in which case the contact feet could be made a bit more agressive to enhance the grip .. but its the sort of thing I was thinking about It was an old Massey Ferguson jack lift from the 30/40's that got me thinking about this
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I have a small 2.5 tonne trolley jack with a detatchable handle and sits in it's own little case. It is heavy but very compact and cost about 15inc from Macro's
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