How many do not carry a jack in their MH?

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  1. Flamenca

    Flamenca Funster Life Member

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    Reading various threads it seems that quite a few do not carry a spare wheel, some only carry a spare tyre and many call out a breakdown service no matter whether they have a spare wheel or not. I am therefore wondering how many do not have a jack in their MH.

    I do carry a jack but fortunately not had to use it. Maybe I should shed the weight and gain a little extra space?
     
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    I carry a full-size spare wheel, Ducato standard jack plus also a 5 ton bottle jack, axle stands, torque wrench and a Heyner 12volt air compressor for doing the tyre and air suspension pressures.
     
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  3. GJH

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    Both the vans we've owned came with spare wheels. The first had a scissor jack (which wasn't all that good) but the second had no jack.
    I bought a 6 tonne rated bottle jack when we had the first van but stopped carrying it with us when a post pointed out the potential difficulties of changing such a large wheel, especially beside a fast road.
    We pay enough for breakdown cover so would always call them out.
     
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    Why bother I am perfectly capibil of changing a wheel but prefer the extra bit of space and extra pay load
    So just call out the brake down service
    Bill
     
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    Personally I do carry a full size spare and a jack. Even though I have full breakdown cover, I would not want to wait for them to source a suitable tyre as they will not have one with them.
     
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    I have four jacks :LOL:
     
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  7. Flamenca

    Flamenca Funster Life Member

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    I wish I did as well but rather OTT on an old Hymer. Probably cost as much as my MH is worth (y)
     
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  8. mike mcglynn

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    Good Poker hand Andy:)
     
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    No jack... spare tyre only. Biggest tool in the van is a torque wrench.
     
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    The supplied jack from Man weighed 24kg so it's in the garage at home & I rely on the EP levellers (or rather the roadside adac mechanic did) when we had a blow out.
     
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    We had a jack that came with the motorhome. It was obviously part of the original chassis cab kit. When we tried to jack up the full motorhome it was absolutely useless. So if you have a jack check its capable of doing the job.
     
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    Weight an issue so spare wheel but no jack etc.
     
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    Although I still carry it, I wouldn't like to use the Fiat supplied scissor jack. So I bought a 3 tonne hydraulic bottle jack which sits nicely in a corner and is man enough for changing a wheel in an emergency. That said, depending on circumstances, I would still call out the breakdown service.
     
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    I have a good recovery supplier (red pennant) and I would certainly call upon them if I have a puncture! however I carry a 6 ton bottle jack, socket set & torque wrench - just in case I have a puncture where there is no mobile signal! - common in the Highlands of Scotland, the New Forest and the more remote parts of France & Spain!
     
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    you not lived until you have changed a truck tyre and humped the flat onto the back of trailer, and I undo the wheel nuts with my ass :D all the other ex truck drivers will know what I mean, MH tyres do those in my sleep :LOL:
     
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    My jack will not lift back high enough to clear body work,when breakdown came couldn't get wheel of stuck on had to recover me so jack waste time and weight on mine
     
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    Always carry a Jack as it comes with a Daniels :cheers:
     
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    One thing for you to consider if you carry bottle/trolley jack that are not standard to the vehicle is that in the event of a flat tyre, can you get it under the chassis due to it being a lot lower to the ground (approx. 4-5") when there is no air in. When we recently had the blow out I had to drive the van up one of our levelling ramps to gain enough height for the AA guy to get his jack under. I only managed to get up about half way before the wheel spun.
     
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    I have 4 jacks too
    And a long handled wheel nut wrench
     
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    So do I and a spare wheel But I'm leaving the changing to breakdown man
     
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