VEHICLE/CARAVAN JACK

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:21
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Anybody got suggestions on the best jack to carry apart from your vehicle jack? Nomad
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Reply By: Turist - Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:23

Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:23
Nomad we carry an exhaust gas operated "air bag" jack.
Only used it once, when we had the Patrol and it worked great.
And they do not sink into sand and mud.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:24

Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:24
I have an airbag jack also ... worked great at Bribie Is in the sand with a flat tire.
I saw a jack recently that is a scale as well .... basically a hyd jack with a pressure gauge invented by someone down south I think. Can measure ballweight etc and vehicle weights to 3 ton. Saw it in a caravan magazine I think .... can check for a phone number if you are interested in it.
Around $180 for the 3 ton dont quote me though !

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Reply By: Deleted User - Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:25

Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:25
Thanks Anthony, http://www.maytow.com/multiw.htm lists the "Multi Weigh" jack Currently I determine the load at the draw bar by the flatness of the jockey wheel tyre..........a very scientific method. Nomad
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Reply By: Turist - Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:26

Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:26
One of the magazines recently road tested the 'load jack' and it got a
sorry report.
Weights apparantly out by up to 20 p/c
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Reply By: Deleted User - Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:27

Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:27
A great way to increase ball weight .... pack 6 cartons of beer, two cartons red, three bottles of rum as far forward in cargo bay as possible (smile) Drink slowly as to minimise the ballweight reduction, liver malfunction and brain dysfunction. (grin)
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Reply By: Deleted User - Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:28

Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:28
have a look at this site http://www.dunfordjacks.com/. Has a van levelling system shown.
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:29

Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:29
I have an exhaust air bag jack but since we changed to the F250 have not been able to find a way of connecting the inlet cone on the bag to the larger exhaust pipe on the Ford. The bags' cone is only suitable for Toyota / Nissan type exhausts. Has anyone got any ideas on how to get a bigger cone to fit the F250 exhaust?
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Reply By: Turist - Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:30

Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:30
Hassle the supplier, not the shop, the head office.
I contacted them last year and they said that they would release an adaptor for F250 if they had sufficient enquiries.
I need one also
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Reply By: Turist - Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:31

Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:31
Brian is your exhaust jack a "Bushranger"?
If it is then they will be able to supply an adaptor, I just phoned them.
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