Anyone used or seen one of these?

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  1. Whiteycracker

    Whiteycracker Active Member

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    Looks like a neat tool to have on a trip instead of bringing a hydraulic jack in case of a flat or for routine maint.

    https://www.amazon.com/SeaSense-Ton...707522&sr=8-1&keywords=Easy+Lift+Trailer+Axle

    What are your thoughts, or how do you/would you do it?
     
  2. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    A bottle jack is cheaper and easier to use. ++++
     
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    Whiteycracker Active Member

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    Depending on which bottle jack you choose for the price. And using a jack always has me nervous that someone could damage the axle by putting all the weight in on small concentrated area. Seems like the one above would displace more weight evenly instead of a quarter sized spot ...
     
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    Scissor jacks are super cheap from a wrecker, easy to use and store..
     
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    sleach A short run will get you within walking distance.

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    Stopped to help a fellow using a device like this on road side. Thin cross section just sank into thin soft, hot asphalt. Scissor jack from my Dodge PU solved the problem.
     
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    Yep. I have a scissor jack from an old truck. That and some lynx blocks along with a decent 4-way and I am good to go. Cheap too.
     
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    Oh God, why do people "invent" stuff like this?????

    Seriously, stick with a scissor or floor jack. And, in the case of doing maintenance at home, for the love of kittens and unicorns, please stabilize the camper with solid wood or something similar before you crawl under it.
     
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    $5 jack at my favorite ATV Salvage in NB MN! Love those dudes in a manly man way.
     
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    The warning on it said contained lead, hope that's not the metal that's used to make it!
     
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    Apparently, it's aluminum. Another material that would not be my choice for something to safely support the weight of a camper. :(
     
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    Next model will be made outta concrete blocks for safety [:D][A][:D]
     
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    The description said it had a grease fitting also, lol
     
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    OK maybe I'm slow, but I don't see how this works, and the description doesn't seem to match the product.

    EDIT: Nevermind found a video. Seems like a reasonable solution to me, kind of an Andersen leveler on steroids and using the axle instead of the tire. As for the surface area sinking into the asphalt/dirt, a board underneath would fix that.
     
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    I've had one since we bought our camper new back in 1991. Works great.
     
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    Now we know they work ! Cool!
     
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    Thats right you can find them cheap enough .I bought an extra one for $2 at a sale .Between two of the scissors jacks and some blocks of wood in my camper my wife is ready to change tires if need be LOL Dont tell her I said that .
     
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    What’s stopping it from tipping over when your yanking on a lug wrench?
     
  18. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I do not think it would work to great on dirt or mud, plus you would have to get under the unit to install it and it does not look like it would be stable enough) . I will stick to my small floor jack and or bottle jack. For me the floor jack works better, ( I carry a piece of plywood to use under it ) (My Opinion)
     
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    Really shouldn't be doing any yanking on any type of jack. Break the nuts loose on the ground, then jack it up to finish the job. Reverse the process to put the wheel back on (just snug them up, then lower it and torque them to spec)
     
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    I think the TV in park should work. I also think a block of wood to chock the wheels is a requirement for my tire changing antics. Still not that into this thing...
     

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