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Old 12-13-2018, 04:19 PM   #21
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I have one of these from Amazon in the 5th: Alltrade 640912 Black 3 Ton,All-in-One Bottle Jack
by Alltrade. Built in jack stand.
Plus I think an 8 ton.
Then a 12 ton maybe? under the truck seat.
Another maybe 6 ton in the boat.
Plus an aluminum 3 ton floor jack in the shop.
Plus the TrailerAid+ in the 5th. I have always used the TrailerAid for routine brake and bearing service.
I may be missing a couple somewhere....
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:31 AM   #22
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I bought a 12 ton bottle jack just for the fact it had a taller reach than the others for use on the frame and not the axles.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:36 AM   #23
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I have a small floor jack.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:44 AM   #24
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I use a 6 ton jack and carry one jackstand with me, works just fine
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:19 AM   #25
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Ours is light enough that I just have the DW hold up one corner ...
EDIT: Yes, I know ... "Get back to work!" ... gets quiet around here during the holidays and I used up all my vacation camping this summer.
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:20 AM   #26
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Is it just me or does 12 ton seem pretty excessive? I bought a 4-ton jack to use and will block it with wood to reach the frame. I figure maybe 40-50% of the trailer weight would be on the jack when lifting one side - for my trailer that is only about 4500# so I still have double the jack I "need"

You are right in the assumption that a 12 ton jack is over-kill, BUT a 12ton jack is a good deal taller than a 4 ton. Price-wise there is not much difference in the 2 sizes. I myself carry a 12 ton for the height but also use a chunk of 8" x 8" wood to help.
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:55 AM   #27
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Jack

Imo I too don't like jacking on the frame,, way to high. May be ok in the drive but remember most shoulders on a multi lane highway slope at 1/2 inch per foot, so from side to side is around 4 inch difference. I carry a 4 ton bottle Jack and place it under the spring clamp,,works fine.
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Old 12-20-2018, 12:08 PM   #28
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8 Ton Bottle jack and 2 - 4 ton jack stands.
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:39 PM   #29
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I typically jack from under the u bolts for the reasons mentioned above. Jacking from the frame just requires to much lift plus the fact that in Keystones wisdom the gas line runs along the whole length of the right underside of the frame on 2920BH. You would think that running the gas line along the side of the frame would afford more protection.
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:41 PM   #30
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Howdy. So My new trailer comes with a spare but no jack. It is one of the 2018s Premiere line. Wide axel stance. In the collective wisdom here, what kind of jack do you carry?
I have looked at the drive up jacks/chocks, but there seems to be mixed reviews on whether they will lift a tire on an axel spread as wide as mine.
If a jack is used then a bottle jack?
And where would you place it, under the axel of the flat tire or on the frame near the flat?

How big of a bottle jack? 12 ton? Larger?

Those drive up things sure look easy if they work.

ok, what is the consensus out there.

Thanks in advance.
Well no jack needed here.....just call roadside service......its what I pay for
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Old 12-20-2018, 02:11 PM   #31
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Interesting thread. I've always used a drive up lift with my horse trailers, Livestock trailers, and flatbeds. Never thought it might be a problem with the 5th wheel, but I'll be checking once the weather clears up.
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:21 PM   #32
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I don't carry a jack for the trailer. I did an online search and found a video of changing one tire by pulling the trailer good tire up onto a 4x4 or suitable piece of wood (assuming you have two tires on a side) and once the tire was suspended, finished removing the lug nuts on the flat tire that were loosened while on the ground. Have to make sure the tow vehicle and opposite tires are all chaulked. Piece of cake.
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:34 PM   #33
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JMartin, most of the old timers here are familiar with your method. And under ideal circumstances it'll work like a champ. But that small amount of space that handy-dandy 6 ton bottle jack takes up is excellent insurance for that odd time that the ramp fails to perform.
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:39 PM   #34
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JMartin, most of the old timers here are familiar with your method. And under ideal circumstances it'll work like a champ. But that small amount of space that handy-dandy 6 ton bottle jack takes up is excellent insurance for that odd time that the ramp fails to perform.
Super point! When bad things happen you just don't know what kind of circumstance you will be in. I have found that the bottle jack (I carry 2 8 ton) take up miniscule space, cost a pittance and can come in VERY handy. Having the board only and something not be right - you are stuck.
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:44 PM   #35
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I use the truck ramps. I had a blowout in Texas, right front. Loosened the lugs, put the ramp on the back tire, backed it up, replaced the tire. Was done in 15 minutes. Went to a tire dealer in the next town, while he was mounting a new tire, I used the truck ramp again. He was quite impressed.
I got the TWO truck ramps at Wally World $44.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:44 PM   #36
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Lets see I have a TrailerAid, 6 ton and twenty ton bottle Jack, have to use up some of the dually payload Oh and the most important tool, a cell phone to call Roadside Service
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:00 PM   #37
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Like many I also have road service.
But I also have a Harbor Freight aluminum floor jack plus a small rolling floor jack.

I also like the idea of a bottle jack.
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:14 AM   #38
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Like most of you I carry multiple devices.....GoodSam Roadside Assistance, Drive on lift ramp, 6-ton bottle, and multiple blocks for cribbage.....
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:51 AM   #39
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For about $60, I highly recommend the Anderson jack for dual axle trailers. Andersen Hitches RAPID JACK 3620 | Easy RV or Trailer Leveling Jack | Doubles as Jack Wheel Holder, Jack Post Block, Pad Block, and Wheel Chock.
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:09 AM   #40
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For about $60, I highly recommend the Anderson jack for dual axle trailers. Andersen Hitches RAPID JACK 3620 | Easy RV or Trailer Leveling Jack | Doubles as Jack Wheel Holder, Jack Post Block, Pad Block, and Wheel Chock. [IMyG]https://www.amazon.com/Andersen-Manufacturing-3620-Rapid-Jack/dp/B004L6AAUE[/IMG]

Those don't work with the wide stance axles, too much space between axles, but otherwise work well.
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