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Eagleman posted 09-16-2002 01:12 PM ET (US)   Profile for Eagleman   Send Email to Eagleman  
I'm in the process of purchasing equipment for my tandem axle trailer for an upcoming road trip. What type of jack style works the best for raising an axle to change a tire? Scissor jack, bottle jack or floor jack. I trailer a 25 Revenge w/twin 200 HP Merc's.
David Ratusnik posted 09-16-2002 01:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
My choice- 3 ton hydraulic floor jack. Plus a couple 4"x 4" wood shims. Put the jack in the truck bed along with an extra tire. No doubts. .03 David
bdb posted 09-16-2002 02:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for bdb  Send Email to bdb     
Just back the good tire up and over uour dog.
kgregg posted 09-16-2002 07:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for kgregg  Send Email to kgregg     
I just bought (item 1855356477 on a 1000 lb axle jack. It is the swing away style. I paid $20 something plus $12 shipping (this is not much less than jack costs at local boat store, unfortunately.)

I had been keeping floor jack and wood blocks in back of tow vehicle but my wife complained that they make too much noise when she goes over any little bump in road.


Jerry Townsend posted 09-16-2002 09:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Eagleman - The best choice in my mind, and as is my pickup, is a 3 ton hydraulic jack as someone else mentioned as well. In addition to the 4x4 'shims', I also have a 4x4 about 12 inches long in case I need to take another 'bite'. ------ Jerry/Idaho
jimh posted 09-16-2002 11:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Ditto here on the hydraulic floor jack. You can buy them in plastic cases at most auto parts discounters for less than $50.

I also have a couple of 4x4 wood boards. We get plenty of stuff shipped in on palettes at work, and that was my source for those.

So far I have never had to use either of them! (Knock on wood!)

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